Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Google to offer 'online hard drive'

Reports spread quickly through the blogosphere

Web giant Google reportedly is planning a massive online storage initiative. The initiative, known as the GDrive, would allow users to store their personal files on Google servers and access them on the Web. The plans allegedly were revealed accidentally after a blogger spotted notes in a slideshow presentation inadvertently published on Google's site.

The GDrive, previously the subject of chatroom rumor, would offer a mirror of users' hard drives. At Google's annual analyst conference last Thursday, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt reportedly confirmed the existence of the GDrive service. Google declined to comment on the reports but said the slide notes had now been deleted. Reuters has more.


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2 comments:

True Blue Guy said...

There used to be several of these before, but I think all started charging for their services - some names i remember are xdrive and netdrive

cheers

Deb S. said...

Hmmm. Thanks for the info, True Blue Guy. I wonder how many people will utilize GDrive.