Will Gmail Now Lead To An Online Storage Revolution? People keep submitting these random stories about yet another web email offering with 1 gig or more of storage as if that's a story worth posting. It really isn't. However, Jeremy Wagstaff has pointed out that that Gmail's decision (and the resulting snowball effect from other email providers) may change the economics of the online storage business as well. Who needs to pay for a measly 100 MB of online storage space when you can just send it all to Gmail? In fact, he notes, that Xdrive is getting ready to up their online storage space to 5 gigs. It seems that these providers may also want to branch out towards offering more advanced services. Right now, many applications limit the amount of data that can be stored, but Google may have broken down those doors, and basically have said online storage shouldn't be a limiting factor any more. [via Techdirt]


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