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August 27, 2014

Dropbox Offers 1TB Pro Account for Just $10 Per Month

Dropbox Tips

Dropbox is giving Pro users more storage for less money.

The cloud storage company on Wednesday announced it is consolidating its three Pro offerings into one new plan with 1TB of space for $10 a month. Previously, a $10 monthly Dropbox Pro subscription came with just 100GB of storage. Users had to pay $50 a month for 500GB, or half the amount you'll now get for $10.

"Whether you're a professor sending out your lesson plans, a musician creating and sharing your new composition, or a consultant writing and refining a proposal, Dropbox Pro provides a home for your passion and creativity," Dropbox said in a blog post Wednesday.

Current Dropbox Pro users will be upgraded to the new plan automatically in the next couple days, so there's no need to do anything. Those without an account can head to Dropbox's website to sign up. The company also still offers 2GB of space for free, and a $15 monthly Business plan with centralized admin controls.

April 17, 2012

Google Drive Cloud Service Coming Next Week?

Google Drive

Google's rumored cloud service, dubbed Drive, is reportedly set to launch in the next week.

The Next Web got its hands on a draft release of materials about Google Drive from one of its partners. The data revealed that Google Drive includes 5GB of cloud storage and could launch next week, with the blog speculating that Tuesday or Wednesday could be the day.

As TNW noted, the 5GB of storage trumps the 2GB provided by Dropbox, which will likely be Drive's major rival once it launches.

TechCrunch, meanwhile, posted screen shots from what is reportedly the Google Drive OS X app. The blog downloaded the app and installed it on the desktop, though it was "unable to connect to the mothership."

TechCrunch installed version 1.0.2891 and logged in using Gmail credentials, but was presented with an error message that said "Google Drive is not yet enabled for your account."

"I dug around a bit in the files and found that there is native support for Google filetypes like files produced in Gdraw and Google Docs," wrote TechCrunch's John Biggs.

Reports about Google Drive first emerged in early February when the Wall Street Journalsaid the Google offering would allow on-the-go access to files stored in the cloud and the ability to share that data with friends or co-workers.

Last month, reported that Google Drive was on track for a mid-April release with 5GB of storage.

Google has thus far declined to comment on "rumor or speculation."