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Monday, March 06, 2006

GDrive speculation heats up

Word on the street is that Google may be introducing a so-called Google Drive, or GDrive, allowing all those willing to have their information scanned by Google to use the service as a virtual external hard drive for storage and retrieval.

From Greg Linden

The Slideshow from Google's recent analyst day mentioned Lighthouse and GDrive in the notes to slide 19:

With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc).

We already have efforts in this direction in terms of GDrive, GDS [Google Desktop Search], Lighthouse, but all of them face bandwidth and storage constraints today.

Another important implication of this theme is that storing 100% of a user's data makes each piece of data more valuable because it can be access across applications. For example: a user's Orkut profile has more value when it's accessible from Gmail (as addressbook), Lighthouse (as access list), etc.

Seems like too much evidence to simply dismiss as interweb rumors...

By Jason Dowdell at 05:16 PM | Comments (0)

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