SkyDrive, Google Drive, I see a connection
Microsoft SkyDrive has recently been getting quite a lot of attention with the release of the SkyDrive app for Windows Phone as well as iOS, and Windows and Mac (Laptop/Desktop), they’ve also introduced paid storage tiers, where you can pay an annual fee for additional storage. It looks like this hasn’t gone unnoticed either. Anyone logging into Google Docs will notice a notification bar along the top of the screen informing users that ‘Google Docs will soon be upgraded to Google Drive’.
While many may be frustrated by this obvious copy of the name from Microsoft’s SkyDrive, it’s actually a very good sign, it means SkyDrive is gaining enough traction for Google to consider it strong enough competition to change their name to better compete against SkyDrive, though I’m sure Google’s Public Relations would have you believe its been in the words for some time.