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Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
12 years ago11,841 views

Looks like Google's getting even closer to GDrive

blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=734

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh, they're just teasing us now!

I heard rumors recently that suggest GDrive is being tested at the Googleplex by external people who are under a strict NDA. And given that we've not seen any screenshots being leaked, they must be some seriously trustworthy testers... ;-)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hopefully soon ;


aycu01.webshots.com/image/2704 ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder if we'll see an Apple-style announcement (loads of new products at one press event).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Don't give Apple any new ideas...
They might listen to you.. let 'em be happy wih their latest ; iPhone, and iPod Touch.

(Just kidding :P)

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Imagine the disappointment when Google Drive turns out to be 'just' a new car related service, like hybrid car sale or Google Maps with GPS...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

lol...
Yeah, for BMW only.. :P

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I repeat for those who didn't listen to me that it will be released for the olpc (and possibly the world, but on invites) or on a pay for storage on October 15.
Why ?
>> blogoscoped.com/forum/104160.h ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I hear ya!

Software used in the OLPC project must be open source, which means that Platypus (if this is believed to be part of GDrive) will be open source.

This makes real sense really as people will just complain about privacy and data protection if Platypus is GDrive and really, if the source is open, people can quite making making as many conspiracy theories.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<Our Stories is a joint project involving OLPC, UNICEF, Google, and Story Corps to facilitate children telling their own stories and those of their communities around the world. The basic format will be 3-5 minute audio recordings with geodata, and optional text and images; these will be visualized on maps of the world, and shared publicly over local and global networks.>>

wiki.laptop.org/go/OurStories
cogito.org/articles/ArticleDet ...

It might be related to Google Drive, although it seems to have a very specific focus/target.

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

blogoscoped.com/forum/104160.h ...
Backing up *all* of the OLPC's user data on Google servers sounds more like Gdrive to me.

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Whatever it is, it's another Stupid Unnecessary Domain Name, since any possible service, whether about disk drives or cars, can be done logically through the use of a subdomain of google.com.

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

usually google opts for www.google.com/something (subdomains often redirect there) – but separate domains do serve a purpose when it comes to things like googlepages.com and other services that host data – cookie theft with an XSS vulnerability for a single service wouldn't compromise an entire google account.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

and a lot of people will try to access gdrive from googledrive.com is they don't know the actual address. Maybe we'll be seeing this within the next 11 says (summer ends in eleven days) since we were promised Spreadsheets which would make GDocs more complete and possibly JotSpot, though i don't think i've heard anything official about that.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Just to add to the speculation, I noticed a few weeks ago – 26 Aug 2007 to be exact – that the following subdomain was active. I'm not sure how long it had been there or whether it's being used for something else though:

gd.google.com

It's currently a CNAME for www2.l.google.com and it returns a standard Google "Not Found" message. The robots.txt file disallows everything:

   User-agent: *
   Disallow: /

gd.google.com/robots.txt

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The fact that i don't think it will be free really bothers me.

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

DPic, why pay for anything, really?

Even if it is 2TB, you would suggest it better be free :)

jk, ofcourse.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google wants you to pay $20 for 6GB, so I don't expect it to be free. (maybe you can get the basic storage 100MB for free, but you will need to upgrade for more storage)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think Gdrive will be about 1 or 2 GB, and then you can use or buy an extra storage plan. They NEED to make money on their big storage services. And since OLPC have not a lot of space, free Gdrive account are compatible with this.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah. That's disappointing. I'd expect Google Would be able to offer a lot more storage for free-- even if that requires displaying ads.

Why isn't Google investing in new storage technologies like this one (hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...) that can put 1.2 petabytes on one hard drive or this one (nordichardware.com/news,3783.h ...) that can get 12.8 petabytes (12.8 million GB) per cubic centimeter

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can imagine applications In 2100...

"Look i have my new GoogPod pico, with holographic projection, always connected to GoogNet and up to 1TB in a player of the size of a 1€ coin"

"Tsss I prefer my new Zune v.71 from M$ with 3D touch navigation : for smaller than a 300 € bill (the one with G.W.Bush printed on it) i can store up to 1 PB of music/video"

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

it looks like gd.google.com hosts a javascript gdata api – maybe it's used internally only?

gd.google.com/js/release/gdata ...

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Why isn't Google investing in new storage technologies like this one (hardware.slashdot.org/article. ...) that can put 1.2 petabytes on one hard drive or this one (nordichardware.com/news,3783.h ...) that can get 12.8 petabytes (12.8 million GB) per cubic centimeter <

Why on Earth _would_ they? Physical space isn't the problem (at least not yet:), and those technologies are really expensive. Google wants cheap, not small.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< it looks like gd.google.com hosts a javascript gdata api – maybe it's used internally only? >>

Just a thought, maybe gd simply means gdata...? :-(

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