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Google to launch online storage service

Google to launch online storage service

London: You will soon be able to store files as large as 5GB online instead of in PC hard drives after Google launches its "GDrive".

A Google source wrote on the blog "The Next Web" that the company is planning to launch the service mid-next week.

The service will offer 5GB of storage, and appear as an icon on Windows and Mac desktops into which users simply "drop" files, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

The service will be a rival to services such as Dropbox, a "cloud" storage start-up recently valued at $4 billion. A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the leak.

The company has long been rumoured to be working on such a service.

Google has spoken about launching a "G Drive" service in the past, but the company has been tight-lipped on the subject recently.


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