1/13/2010

Google adds storage to sweeten online office suite

Filed under: — Aviran

Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work.

The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company’s online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.

The expansion will let people store photos, video and a variety of other computer files that previously couldn’t be accommodated. Each file can be as large as 250 megabytes, and those needing more space can buy it at prices ranging from $17 annually for an extra 5 gigabytes to $14,000 annually for an extra 4,000 gigabytes.

Google to end China censorship after e-mail breach

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Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human-rights activists into exposing their e-mail accounts to outsiders.

The change of heart announced Tuesday heralds a major shift for the Internet’s search leader, which has repeatedly said it will obey Chinese laws requiring some politically and socially sensitive issues to be blocked from search results available in other countries. The acquiescence had outraged free-speech advocates and even some shareholders, who argued Google’s cooperation with China violated the company’s “don’t be evil” motto.

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