Google Offers Paid Storage Upgrades

On the same day that Microsoft rebranded its storage service to Windows Live SkyDrive, Google made some moves of its own in the space. The company unrolled "overflow" solutions for those users who exceed their 1GB of storage for Picasa Web Albums and 2.8GB for Gmail.

For $20 per year, customers can use up to 6GB of storage, $75 for 25GB, $250 for 100GB and $500 for 250GB. At the moment, the new storage applies only to Gmail and Picasa, but Google says the capacity will soon be expanded to cover Docs & Spreadsheets and other Google Apps. More information is available on Google's new Manage Storage page.

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