Erick Schonfeld from TechCrunch writes in his post Windows Live SkyDrive Doubles Storage to 1GB, Still Can’t Keep Up With Gmail that

Microsoft doubled the online storage consumers can get for free in Windows Live SkyDrive. It’s hard to get excited about that when Gmail is already giving me 2.9 GB of storage, with more on the way—4GB by the end of the month, and 6GB by early January, according to one estimate.

You’d think that someone who works as a pseudo-journalist on a popular technology website would be able to tell the difference between an email service and a file storage service. You’d think he’d want to compare apples to apples and compare GMail’s 2.9 GB of Storage with Windows Live Hotmail’s 5 Gigabytes of Storage or compare the capabuilities of Microsoft’s SkyDrive with Google’s GDrive. 

Except Google hasn’t figured out how to ship GDrive for over 5 years so it would be an apples to vaporware comparison. Smile

Much love to my SkyDrive peeps on their new release. The champagne and ice cream yesterday was much appreciated. You can learn more about their release from the post Updates to Windows Live SkyDrive! on their team blog.  

Now playing: Foo Fighters - My Hero


Saturday, October 13, 2007 6:04:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
is the new Foo Fighters any good?
Randy Savage
Saturday, October 13, 2007 8:29:50 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Unsubscribed from TechCrunch months ago, but couldn't help but comment on this one.
Sunday, October 14, 2007 1:06:40 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
SkyDrive is working fine for me as a public repository for images and sample LINQ projects:

Sunday, October 14, 2007 2:54:34 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
What are you smoking? Google never announced any GDrive. It is all stuff straight from the rumor mill. Hardly vaporware.
Sunday, October 14, 2007 8:28:53 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
They author may have been referring to the fact that there is a Firefox plugin called GSpace that allows you to use Gmail as a drive:
Monday, October 15, 2007 10:17:50 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Well, for me SkyDrive is also vaporware as it says that SkyDrive is not available in my region (Belgium).
Thursday, October 18, 2007 10:33:47 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I think Windows Live needs to focus on getting the apps working properly and performing before offering a gig nevermind five. I tried to check out your wedding photo's the other day, and it just hung and hung waiting for the pics to load.

I'm quite liking the new Windows Live interfaces, but I wouldn't sign up to use any of them yet until they start performing.

Thing with google is that the apps just work, I can only count on one hand over the past five years when they haven't.

Great blog by the way.
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