April 24, just one day after Microsoft added couple clients (for Windows, Mac, Windows Phone and iDevices) and a new pricing plan to its 5-year-old online storage service SkyDrive, the long-rumored Google’s approach to cloud storage Google Drive at long last made its debut with 5 gigabyte free space, across the board support for different environments including Windows, OS X, Android and iOS and powerful API for third parties developers to inspire creative mashups.

In the short span of only two days, two industry moguls either updated its existing offering or eventually delivered its long-awaited service to make storage accessible to smartphone holders from anywhere at anytime, doesn’t that add up to something?

These big guys’ advancing in cloud storage forefront may well speak to the fact that the demand for ubiquitous storage is on the rise, echoed by Kanbox chairman Huang Mingming’s claim that cloud storage is standing a good chance to pull off blockbuster growth in this year. Kanbox is a China-based online storage service backed by DCM and SIG China.

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Ben Jiang

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