Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data - WSJ.com

"GDrive" lives... 

The effort -- at one point known internally at Google as "My Stuff" -- could add to the challenges facing Microsoft's core Windows operating system and Office productivity software businesses by speeding a shift toward Web-based computing. It also has the potential to affect the economics and usage of home computers, lessening consumers' need to buy big hard drives to store and back up all of their files, for example.

One limitation of such an Internet-based storage service is that it isn't accessible when a person's computer or phone is offline, such as when one is in an airplane, though he could still copy required files to the laptop or other device before disconnecting from the Internet.

In the meantime, a handy table:

[Chart]

Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data - WSJ.com

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