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Why Google Drive won’t be a Dropbox killer

An early review of Google’s new cloud storage and syncing service.

Google has released its new cloud service, Google Drive, and so far it doesn’t look like it’s going to blow any of its competition out of the water.

Like other Web-based cloud syncing and sharing apps such as Dropbox and Box, Google Drive enables users to share and update many types of files, from photos to documents. And it does so across PCs, Macs and mobile devices, though iPhones are not quite yet supported. Download the app, place the content to be sunk in it, and material is kept up to date across all tools.

Here are my first-blush opinions on Google Drive:

Google Drive is basically Google Docs on steroids.
Google Drive gives users 5G of free storage and can definitely bulk up the storage, syncing and backup options for businesses already using a Google Apps account. Documents, photos, presentations — just about any file type can be shared. Depending on a business’ needs, usage can be expanded to 25GB for about $2.50 a month, all the way up to 16 terabytes for $799 per month. That is far more than most companies need.

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