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Google Drive joins the cloud battle

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A hasty Google Drive unveiling

Google has officially launched its Google Drive cloud storage service following an earlier unofficial announcement in a French blog.

The French Google Enterprise blog mistakenly uploaded a post unveiling the new Drive cloud service, which was then quickly taken down. However, Google+ users were able to translate the blog prior to its removal and share it on the social network.

Soon after the mistake, Google officially announced the launch of its new Drive cloud storage service. An official Google blog titled ‘Introducing Google Drive…yes, really’ details what users can expect from the cloud service. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps, said: “Today, we’re introducing Google Drive–a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiance or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive.”

Google Drive – what to expect

The Google Drive service provides users with 16TB of storage, which they can use to upload and access such files as videos, photos, Google Docs and PDFs. The first 5GB will be free, while additional storage will range from $2.49 (£1.53) to $49.99 (£31.08) per month.

While Google Drive is a late arrival to cloud storage, Google has integrated its search tools into its service in order to differentiate it from other providers including Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Users will be able to search within documents and scanned sources, while other cloud services can only find file names.

Adrian Mursec, senior developer at theEword, said: “The search tools added to Google Drive will help to set the cloud storage service apart from others. As both SkyDrive and Dropbox have recently been updated, this suggests that the introduction of Google Drive is likely to become a threat to cloud service providers currently on the market.”

Written by lauren_knowles_swapLauren Knowles

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