Google has launched a new consumer service offering up to 16TB (terabytes) of storage for photos and other online content.
Dubbed Google Drive, the service goes head to head with rival cloud services such as Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
It offers 5GB (gigabytes) of storage for free. People pay on a rising scale for more space.
Experts say that Google is “late” to the market.
16TB of space could hold more than 4,000 two-hour movies coded in 720p high-definition resolution.
“Today, we’re introducing Google Drive – a central place where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all of your stuff,” said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps in a blog post.
“Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive.”
The service will allow users to upload and access videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and other documents.
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