Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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by Radio on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:38 UTC
Radio
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Google Drive does have some nifty features few other solutions have, and certainly no OSS has: image recognition (you can type "eiffel tower" and Google will find the pictures of the Eiffel tower you put in Drive, even if they are not tagged) and text recognition (if you have a scan of a document, Google scans its content and makes it searchable).

OK, that last example is even more creepy. But, hey, it is useful, and nobody can really do it as efficiently as big companies with good coders and extensive material to test their recognition algorithms against.

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