Report: Google hosted storage coming in a few months

Google's much-rumored online storage service should be available in a few months, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal late on Monday that cites unnamed sources. The service would allow people to store any kind of data on Google servers and access it from any computer with an Internet connection. An unspecified amount of storage would be offered for free with additional amounts available for a fee, the report said. Google spokespeople did not return calls seeking comment on the report. A spokeswoman for the search company reached by the newspaper declined to comment on any specific plans but said "storage is an important component of making Web (applications) fit easily into consumers' and business users' lives."

The news is hardly new and certainly not surprising. Rumors of a hosted storage offering from Google, dubbed "Gdrive," have circulated for a while. The move would raise the stakes in Google's rivalry with Microsoft, whose productivity applications rule the desktop world. Google has been releasing hosted e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, and other programs that compete with Microsoft. While consumers are attracted to the online services of Google's, corporations have yet to sign up for security and functionality reasons.

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What after their dissapering emails act i wouldn't trust these google storage accounts as far as i could format em and they call us pirates ever read googles eula anything you store with them is theirs to do with what they want like not gonna happen i trust my portable Hdd more than these ripoff artists

I hope they provide this to their google apps customers so i can use this with my domain name :D

Currently, my only free option for storing documents online and having them readily available at school is by emailing myself the document or storing it in google docs. The problem here is that google docs has yet to implement xml document support for microsoft office 2k7 docs.