Google "Webdrive" Coming Soon? (GOOG)

We already know a lot of people who use Google’s (GOOG) gmail as an impromptu storage service — need a document on the go, just upload the file as an email attachment, and send it to yourself.

But now there’s fresh signs Google may be making online storage a more formal product: Google-watcher Alex Chitu notes there’s new programming changes to Google Apps that strongly hint a Google webdrive is coming soon.

All of which means life for small online storage providers like is about to get a whole lot tougher.

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