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[BGR] Google’s Dropbox competitor will reportedly launch in April

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Google’s cloud storage service that looks to compete directly with Dropbox may launch during the first week of April, according to a report from GigaOm. Google Drive will apparently allocate 1GB of storage to users for free, and additional options will be available for a fee. Dropbox, the market leader in cloud storage, currently offers 2GB of free storage. It also provides several ways for users to obtain more free space, such as recommending friends to the service. Google’s Dropbox competitor will reportedly feature a domain-specific version for Google Apps customers and it will have an API for third-party apps, allowing users to store content from other apps within Google Drive. Earlier reports indicated that the service will allow users to store photos, videos, documents and other files in the cloud, and will be accessible from computers as well as Android tablets and smartphones.

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Hopefully its easy to get additional space like Dropbox, im at 14gigs through referrals/betas/quizzes biggrin.gif
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Google, listen bud. I know you're an Internet Titan and all, that's cool that's cool. But look, just because something uses the internet doesn't mean you have to compete with it. Lately, I feel like you've been trying to get your hand in everything that has anything to do with the internet, and doing a crappy job at all of them. Just pick one thing a year and...do it. Do it right.
    
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Google, listen bud. I know you're an Internet Titan and all, that's cool that's cool. But look, just because something uses the internet doesn't mean you have to compete with it. Lately, I feel like you've been trying to get your hand in everything that has anything to do with the internet, and doing a crappy job at all of them. Just pick one thing a year and...do it. Do it right.

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Thanks, but no thanks Google. I'd rather not have some server scanning all my images with google image search to suggest stuff I might like; or look through my tax returns to nag me that I should use (insert paid advertisement here) to get a bigger refund. Dropbox works perfectly as it is.
 
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I'll keep my dropbox.
 
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To be sure, it's a little duplicative, since docs, picasa, and gmail already offers a ton of free storage. The additional storage over 1GB will probably be the same pool as exists today.
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Thanks, but no thanks Google. I'd rather not have some server scanning all my images with google image search to suggest stuff I might like; or look through my tax returns to nag me that I should use (insert paid advertisement here) to get a bigger refund. Dropbox works perfectly as it is.
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Google, listen bud. I know you're an Internet Titan and all, that's cool that's cool. But look, just because something uses the internet doesn't mean you have to compete with it. Lately, I feel like you've been trying to get your hand in everything that has anything to do with the internet, and doing a crappy job at all of them. Just pick one thing a year and...do it. Do it right.

This sums it up! google can eat it with this one lol
 
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I would jump on this, if it was reasonable. But, with everything Google lately, I can't bring myself to do it. I like that large companies are entering the field, it all helps these areas grow further. But Google being the spy that they are, I wouldn't trust them.

I'll stick to using Github, Dropbox.

Although, this will be interesting. With the MPAA and RIAA abusing power on MegaUpload. I'd like to see them take on Google personally.
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