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A Google source code file has given a clear indication that Google is indeed working on its rumored GDrive cloud storage service, and what the company has in mind for the service.
GDrive is reported to be Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) foray into a providing an online storage service. The rumors of its existence date back to 2006, but it has yet to surface officially. This is hardly a green field; in fact, it's probably fairer to say the online storage market is cluttered with many products, from Carbonite to Mozy to Backblaze to Sugar Sync and many more.
A spokesperson for Google declined to comment on the code, and said there is no announcement forthcoming.
A former Google staffer, now with another firm, told InternetNews.com that GDrive "definitely exists," but said Google is struggling with what to do with it, including whether it even releases it. The company already offers storage services in specific areas: Picassa for photos and for documents and files related to its Google Apps suite of programs.
As of now, Picassa and Apps files are siloed, separate from each other.