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July 10, 2006

Google GDrive sighted

Posted by David Hunter at 8:00 PM ET.

Curious blogger Corsin Carmichael has spotted evidence of Google’s online storage service (sometimes termed a “virtual hard drive”) called GDrive (codenamed Platypus) and Mary Jo Foley asks the directly Microsoft related question, Can Microsoft’s LiveDrive Be Far Behind? We’re still calling it “Live Drive” with a space and mentioned how all these plans for online storage services were quite a trip down memory lane back in April.

Update 7/14: LiveSide has a a different slant on Live Drive and reports on other rumored Microsoft storage services.



Filed under Coopetition, General Business, Google, Microsoft, Online Services, Windows Live, Windows Live SkyDrive

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One Response to “Google GDrive sighted”

  1. AOL offers users free 5GB of online storage -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Chris Gilmer over at AOL owned Download Squad reports the service will include permission based file sharing, scheduled automatic backups from your hard drive to Xdrive, automatic upload of e-mail attachments from AOL Mail or any non-AOL POP3 or IMAP-compatible mail providers and a lot more. … We did a comparison of 13 storage companies in January, but the market just keeps changing. Who will top today’s AOL announcement? Maybe it’ll be Windows Live Drive? Or Google Gdrive? There’s more by following the link, but, as always, the question the question is whether this kind of freebie really pays off in ad sales or other fee-based services. Filed under Coopetition, Google, General Business, AOL, Windows Live, Online Services, Ad-supported software, Microsoft, Windows Live Drive   [Permalink] [...]

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