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rickgrimes
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Google Drive: 5 GB free storage, just launched

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Google’s upcoming Google Drive service and it gives away a wealth of information about how Google plans to take on the incumbent Dropbox. The short story? 5 GB of storage, and it launches next week, likely on Tuesday at Google Drive


Just launched...

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rickgrimes
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Google introduces Google Drive....finally

Not impressed that it is only 5GB. I thought it would be more. I get 25GB free storage with my Hotmail account.


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Google Drive: 5 GB free storage, just launched


::inb4googlelaunchednewdrivetoinvadeyourprivacywhileyouunknowinglyuploadpersonalsecrets::


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JBeam
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I'd be extremely caution about posting files or documents on googles drive.


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LanierSpots
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IS this the google cloud?



rickgrimes
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IS this the google cloud?

Seems to be a carbon copy of what Apple is doing with iCloud....sharing pics, uploading files, editing on the fly etc. Only thing different I think is that it supports more platforms that iOS.

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With Google Drive, you can:

Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.

Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.

Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.


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Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future.

This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come.
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aVatiger
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All I know is that this is going to make my life much easier by being able to share files


rocket31
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seems to be a nice upgrade from dropbox and its cheaper as well


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