Google Drive rumoured to be Dropbox rival
Google is rumoured to be going head-to-head with Dropbox by launching its own cloud-based storage feature called Drive.
When we heard Google was set to launch a cloud-based system called Drive, our pulses began to race at the prospect of its cloud storage feature.
The search giant is revving up to launch its own free cloud
system for storing your pictures, videos and files remotely, rather than
on your computer's hard drive, making them accessible to your mobile
devices, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Google signalled the direction it was pointing its motor last year when it unveiled its cloud-only Chromebook
Dropbox, which started up in 2007, made approximately $240m in sales last year, attracting 50 million users, and proving clouds really do have a silver lining. The service is free to access for up to 2GB of storage -- for which most people use it -- with a sliding scale of fees kicking in for more space.
Founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowski reportedlyin 2009, who had his 'i' on incorporating the company, before Apple launched iCloud.
True to form, Google is tight-lipped about how much space would be available, any costs, or indeed whether there's any truth in it at all. We'll update this story as soon as we hear anything from them.
Google dropped the ball by entering late into social networking with the Facebook page.