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    fabian

    and i haven't tried it. But from the reviews i have seen its nothing special in terms of features. Of course, on Android devices, it brings a similar unified experience with the google platform the same way as skydrive does for the MS platform. So sure it will make a lot of people happy.

    And then it will make a lot of people unhappy. Check out this comparison:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/24/2972228/cloud-storage-terms-of-service-comparison-avoid-google-drive

    I think i will stick to skydrive!

    Get google drive here: https://drive.google.com/start#home

    Anybody tried it yet?

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    vesuvius

    , fabian wrote

    and i haven't tried it. But from the reviews i have seen its nothing special in terms of features. Of course, on Android devices, it brings a similar unified experience with the google platform the same way as skydrive does for the MS platform. So sure it will make a lot of people happy.

    And then it will make a lot of people unhappy. Check out this comparison:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/24/2972228/cloud-storage-terms-of-service-comparison-avoid-google-drive

    I think i will stick to skydrive!

    Get google drive here: https://drive.google.com/start#home

    Anybody tried it yet?

    OK Google fanbois, come out and explain why Google are great again?

     

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    Bas

    It looks good and is no doubt ideal with Android devices, but what with me using Skydrive and Dropbox already I don't really see a need for a third service.

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    felix9

    DRIVE NOT READY ERROR. INSERT BOOT DISKETTE IN A:
    PRESS ANY KEY WHEN READY.

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    Refrax

    i hope the google price will force microsoft to drop the 100G storage to $5 a month.

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    blowdart

    , Refrax wrote

    i hope the google price will force microsoft to drop the 100G storage to $5 a month.

    An extra 100Gb on Skydrive is $50 per year. So ummm, you want Skydrive to increase the price by $10 per annum? I'll suggest it if you like ... Smiley

     

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    Refrax

    dang, i didnt read that part correctly, i thought it was 50 a month

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    blowdart

    , Refrax wrote

    dang, i didnt read that part correctly, i thought it was 50 a month

    No no, it's ok. Just send your extra $10 to me directly. I'll, umm, make sure it gets passed on to the right people.

    Plus tax, obviously.

     

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    GoddersUK

     BBC wrote:

     Users will be able search by keyword and filter by file type, owner or activity. Drive will also recognise text in scanned documents using optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

    This would allow someone, for example, to upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping and search for a word from the text of the news article.

    Google Drive will also use image recognition.

    "If you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip to Drive, the next time you search for Grand Canyon, photos of it will pop up," said Mr Pichai.

    Does this strike anyone else as really creepy? It certainly doesn't encourage me to use GDrive. 

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    Craig_​Matthews

    What's creepy about it?

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    GoddersUK

    Google reading all my data Devil. What's not creepy about it? 

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    brian.​shapiro

    They need to combine Drive with the Google+ Photo albums and Picassa, and have a gallery view native to the service.

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    JeremyJ

    @Craig_Matthews: What GoddersUK said wasn't the creepy part.  It is a very ambiguous notion that Google can do whatever they want with your stuff and give it to their partners so that they can do whatever they want with it to.  As long as they can say they are using it to try to "improve" their services. 

    Googles terms of service is:

    When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps).

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    Craig_​Matthews

    , JeremyJ wrote

    @Craig_Matthews: What GoddersUK said wasn't the creepy part.  It is a very ambiguous notion that Google can do whatever they want with your stuff and give it to their partners so that they can do whatever they want with it to.  As long as they can say they are using it to try to "improve" their services. 

    Googles terms of service is: ....

    Yeah. That's creepy, sure Smiley I was just confused over how building a search index on uploaded content and a computer recognizing a geophysical landmark were creepy Big Smile

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    GoddersUK

    , Craig_Matthews wrote

    *snip*

    Yeah. That's creepy, sure Smiley I was just confused over how building a search index on uploaded content and a computer recognizing a geophysical landmark were creepy Big Smile

    Inherently, nothing. However somebody else doing it to my data? It makes this look benevolent. And the terms of service just make it worse.

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    brian.​shapiro

    , JeremyJ wrote

    @Craig_Matthews: What GoddersUK said wasn't the creepy part.  It is a very ambiguous notion that Google can do whatever they want with your stuff and give it to their partners so that they can do whatever they want with it to.  As long as they can say they are using it to try to "improve" their services. 

    Googles terms of service is:

    When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps)

    I'm not sure that this applies to Drive. For instance, "Some of our Services allow you to submit content. " ... "Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services." It sounds like every service has a different set of terms, and this is just a general description that doesn't apply to anything specifically.

    I don't know if anyone can confirm that.

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