re: Google Drive: Hands-On Winner
I'm confused as to how "Google Drive: Hands-On Winner" came out as the headline for this article. I've been looking at Skydrive today, and it seems to have comparable features to Google Drive - document editing and creation, easy sharing between web, phone, PC, Mac, iPad (oh, wait, Google doesn't have that), search into the documents you've stored there, blah blah blah. OK, sure, if you're "invested in Google's services and Google Docs", Skydrive loses out - but then, if you're "invested in Microsoft's services, and Office documents", Skydrive beats Google Drive hands down.
This story seems to be summed up as "I like Google Docs, and the new update and rename are an improvement, so I'm comfortable not paying any attention to competing services". While that's a win for Google's customer retention, it's a little strange to tout this as a comparative win against those other services.
Couple this with Skydrive's base 7GB free service, and the recent announcement of a short-term offer to provide 25GB free service (the offer is short term, not the service), and I'm really quite at a loss to understand the point of this article, other than "we received a press release from Google, reworded it so that it sounded like our words, and then published it, without bothering to do any extra work of our own."