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Daily Wrap: Google Drive Will Be Different and more

Jon Mitchell explains why Google Drive doesn’t have to be a Dropbox clone. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Fabled Google Drive Won’t Be Another Dropbox

Google’s long rumored cloud file storage, Drive, doesn’t have to be a direct competitor to Dropbox or iCloud. Jon Mitchell discusses how Google Docs is already a file sharing service for some, how Google Search Plus Your World affects the ecosystem and how Drive can set itself apart from iCloud and Dropbox to become it’s own different beast.

From the community:

Mitchell Bundy – “Great post. What about the possibility of Google working with their other services? Google Music recently had an update, and you can now download the music you uploaded. Since there is already an application installed on the user’s computer, what stops them from expanding to a Dropbox style sync? It’s not that far off.”

Leena – “There’s free Google drive app, Syncdocs, that syncs music to Google Docs. I use it because Google Music is for the US only. Syncdocs lets me stream music from Google from anywhere in the world, except maybe China.”

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