Google Online Storage
Google will begin to offer a web based storage system in the coming months – no word on official release date just yet. Dubbed “My Stuff” – at least that’s the internal name – will be free and then cost the user a few green backs (no word on price) if they’d like additional storage beyond a certain point. Google intends to make the service seamless, such that you can access the device from your desktop, or phone, as if it were an external hard drive on your desktop – bandwidth allowing of course. A number of services, such as iBackup and Yahoo’s Briefcase, already exist. Just do a Google search for ‘free online storage’ or checkout the below chart (credit to WSJ). Currently, Google offers a number of free storage systems such Picasa for pictures and GMAIL email (it can be modified to serve as storage system). The addition of “My Stuff” to Google’s arsenal of free tools is yet another means of pushing folks to a ‘web based computing world’ where they can monetize your eyeballs.

Online Storage Compared

Google Plans Service to Store Users’ Data [WSJ]










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."