Google soon is expected to launch a major new consumer service offering cloud-based storage for photos and other online content, the BBC reports. The effort—dubbed Google Drive—is likely to offer 5GB of free storage, with more available for a monthly fee. It would challenge existing services such as Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. Experts suggest it also could force rival Facebook to enter the cloud market. Cloud services have become hugely popular as people seek to access content from a variety of places and devices. Reports suggest that Google Drive will work with sophisticated image search technology to let consumers sift...

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