More traces of Google Drive

Google watcher Philipp Lenssen has uncovered more details about Google's rumored online storage solution, also known as GDrive.

"I've been able to get hold of Google's internal Gdrive client, named 'Platypus' (information on the project leaked a while ago). Please note that Gdrive, from what it looks like, is not a product for general release, but a way for Google employees to store and share files," Lenssen wrote on his blog on Friday.

On Monday, Bear Stearns analyst Robert Peck speculated that Platypus may eventually be offered publicly as a new service. "While this system may be currently for Google employees only, we believe that Google may ultimately open it up for Google users in its efforts to reduce two major barriers to Internet adoption: 1) cost of hardware & software 2) Internet access costs -- this could be 1 step towards lowering hardware costs by offering online storage, which could lower disk drive costs on PCs."

A Google spokeswoman said: "We're constantly working on new ways to enhance our products and services for our users, but we have nothing new to announce at this time."

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