April 20, 2006
@ 05:38 PM

For some reason, the following story on Slashdot had me cracking up

Microsoft Plans Gdrive Competitor

Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday April 19, @09:13PM
from the personal-virtual-bill dept.

gambit3 writes "From Microsoft Watch: The MSN team is working on a new Windows Live service, code-named Live Drive, that will provide users with a virtual hard drive for storing hosted personal data. From early accounts, it sounds an awful lot like Gdrive, the still-as-yet-publicly-unannounced storage service from Google."

I have to agree with Mike Torres, 2006 is really 1998 in disguise. With the release of Google Page Creator, Google Finance, Google Calendar and the upcoming GDrive (aka Yahoo! GeoCities, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Calendar and Yahoo! Briefcase knockoffs) it is now clear to me that Google's master plan is to become Yahoo! 2.0. On the other hand, with some of the recent Windows Live announcements we seem to be giving the impression that we are chasing Google's tail lights who in turn is chasing Yahoo! tail lights who in turn is chasing the tail lights of various 'Web 2.0' startups. Crazy.

I wonder what Google will do when they run out of Yahoo! services to copy?


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