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Google Lets You Upload Any File to Google Docs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

Google has announced that Google Docs users can now upload any kind of file they like to the cloud.

Vijay Bangaru, Product Manager for Google Docs yesterday announced that Google Docs now supports files up to 250 MB in size (larger than the attachment limit on most email applications), which means Google Docs users can now store backups of large graphic files, RAW photos and ZIP archives on the cloud.

The news comes at a time when Google is trying to instill in users a confidence regarding cloud storage. A lot of people are wary of trusting the cloud as their sole storage solution. It's this kind of thinking that Google will need to overcome if its Chrome OS, which stores everything in the cloud, is to be successful.

Read the full post from Vijay Bangaru here.

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    fulle , January 13, 2010 5:23 PM
    So, Amarok is upset because a movie is only going to make a couple BILLION dollars? Yeah, I can see the point... that is pretty horrible. I think all movies should make a kahjillion-million dollars, never lose their licensing royalties, and have even more advertisements at their start. Because right now, making several billion dollars on a motion picture just isn't fair. What if James Cameron wanted to purchase a small country? Now he can't, because you freaking pirates are ripping Hollywood off. You should all be ashamed! And Google having lawyers is a sure admittance that they are in fact, an evil multinational corporation bent on world domination...
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    gamerjames , January 13, 2010 4:41 PM
    Maybe I am too paranoid but I just don't trust cloud computing.
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    sliem , January 13, 2010 4:36 PM
    Alright! Time to backup my precious family photos for free!
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    sliem , January 13, 2010 4:36 PM
    Alright! Time to backup my precious family photos for free!
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    gamerjames , January 13, 2010 4:41 PM
    Maybe I am too paranoid but I just don't trust cloud computing.
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    sliem , January 13, 2010 4:45 PM
    gamerjamesMaybe I am too paranoid but I just don't trust cloud computing.


    only if you are rich, famous or powerful
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    amarok , January 13, 2010 5:07 PM
    Great...another way for pirates to share illegal files.

    I see before me the avatar movie in disquise..
    1) mm part 1 - 250mb
    2) mm part 2 - 250mb
    3) mm part 3 - 200mb

    and they can probably get away with it, because the numb-nuts at mpaa/ifpi and what have you, are afraid to go against google with their billion dollars wallet and herd of scum lawyers..
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    Grims , January 13, 2010 5:09 PM
    I don't much care until they allow you to connect to it with a virtual drive.
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    zerapio , January 13, 2010 5:12 PM
    Sounds great. I wouldn't trust Google's privacy settings too much so just be sure to encrypt those files before uploading.
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    fulle , January 13, 2010 5:23 PM
    So, Amarok is upset because a movie is only going to make a couple BILLION dollars? Yeah, I can see the point... that is pretty horrible. I think all movies should make a kahjillion-million dollars, never lose their licensing royalties, and have even more advertisements at their start. Because right now, making several billion dollars on a motion picture just isn't fair. What if James Cameron wanted to purchase a small country? Now he can't, because you freaking pirates are ripping Hollywood off. You should all be ashamed! And Google having lawyers is a sure admittance that they are in fact, an evil multinational corporation bent on world domination...
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    dgarman , January 13, 2010 5:55 PM
    The hard facts here as along as people can share files, Pirating will be abundant. Kill Torrents, ok people will go back to p2p in another format or go back to leeching from irc servers (like they ever stopped). Kill that they'll go back to newsgroups. Can you really ever kill this beast? No, find a affordable alternative ala Netflix, gamefly, what have you and they'll always make money.
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    ncr7002 , January 13, 2010 5:59 PM
    The cloud is what the Mayans foresaw, that's what's causing the apocalypse on 2012.
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    Parrdacc , January 13, 2010 6:15 PM
    Well of course Google allows this. Hey, the more information they can get the better for them. The question should be what are they going to do with it and is it still yours or now Googles? Big brother just seems to be getting bigger.
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    UbeRveLT , January 13, 2010 6:27 PM
    You could already upload any file type. Just rename it .pdf and away you go...
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    ptroen , January 13, 2010 6:27 PM
    Hmm business wouldn't like this because google ads could run alongside the could content. User's won't like the big brother snooping but if you just want lazy content this could fill the void that geocities used to have. However I think wiki's kinda took that space 2. I don't know if this would fly...
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    Raishi , January 13, 2010 6:39 PM
    ParrdaccWell of course Google allows this. Hey, the more information they can get the better for them. The question should be what are they going to do with it and is it still yours or now Googles? Big brother just seems to be getting bigger.


    Yay for conspiracy theories. Absolutely ridiculous. Yes, Google hoards information. They've built an empire out of information. And what have they done with it? Pushed through some very significant advancements in technology, and made tons of programs and services available entirely free to anyone that can use them.

    Still yet to see them deploy the mind control beams, blackmail us with our personal info, and start taking over countries like so many of you seem to think they're secretly up to.
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    noveloa , January 13, 2010 7:13 PM
    Quote:
    Parrdacc :

    Well of course Google allows this. Hey, the more information they can get the better for them. The question should be what are they going to do with it and is it still yours or now Googles? Big brother just seems to be getting bigger.





    Yay for conspiracy theories. Absolutely ridiculous. Yes, Google hoards information. They've built an empire out of information. And what have they done with it? Pushed through some very significant advancements in technology, and made tons of programs and services available entirely free to anyone that can use them.

    Still yet to see them deploy the mind control beams, blackmail us with our personal info, and start taking over countries like so many of you seem to think they're secretly up to.


    Heck I would take over the world if it was at my reach....
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    Shadow703793 , January 13, 2010 7:27 PM
    gamerjamesMaybe I am too paranoid but I just don't trust cloud computing.

    True(after what happened to Microsoft), but if Google stores files in a similar manner to the way it caches the index (ie a single server going down won't damage Google) then it should be quite safe.
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    Shadow703793 , January 13, 2010 7:31 PM
    GrimsI don't much care until they allow you to connect to it with a virtual drive.

    Check out GMailFS:
    zerapioSounds great. I wouldn't trust Google's privacy settings too much so just be sure to encrypt those files before uploading.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GmailFS
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    ben850 , January 13, 2010 8:24 PM
    it's a nice feature that google (and many other companies) offer.

    but you'd still be a fool to rely 100% on a storage method such as this. combined with off-site disks, for example, it should help to add an extra layer to your backup solution.
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    apmyhr , January 13, 2010 8:46 PM
    Why is this such big news? Microsoft's Skydrive, Live Workspaces, and Live Mesh, have allowed any file format for a long time now. How much space is Google giving away? I think Skydrive is currently 25GB, but its suppose to grow to 50 soon. Mesh gives 5GB.
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    twu , January 13, 2010 10:07 PM
    sliemonly if you are rich, famous or powerful


    Well, it's a true statement for now. What will happen after 1~30 years when you got lucky, very rich and powerful. Look at all the politicians as an example, stuff about them in the past came out from everywhere.
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    twu , January 13, 2010 10:13 PM
    UberveltYou could already upload any file type. Just rename it .pdf and away you go...


    :)  What is that for? You can run a simple command to identify a file type "head -n 10 filename".

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