Description: Google is preparing to roll out a service to let consumers store photos and other content online, a source familiar with the matter said, pushing into a market now dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box.
Source: globe and mail .com
Google’s “cloud storage” offering will incorporate search capabilities and allow users to store pictures, notes and other documents on the Internet and access them from any Web-connected device.
Consumers will get 5 gigabytes of storage for free with Google Drive, while various versions with incrementally more storage capacity, topping out at about 100 gigabytes, will be available for monthly fees, the source said.
It was not immediately clear how much Google will charge for the premium versions. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What is Google’s competitive strategy to try to beat its competitors in this market space of online storage?
2. What is Google’s target market in this online storage venture?