Recently Google announced they were unifying cloud storage for Drive, Gmail, and Google+ users, and in the process giving everyone a total of 15 GB free storage. At the time many people predicted Google’s move would put pressure on other cloud storage services. As it turns out, indeed it has.
Copy, the new cloud storage service that took the world by storm a few months back by offering free 5GB storage plus free 5 GB for every referral, has bumped up their free cloud storage for all existing and new users to 15 GB. (The referral bonus remains the same at 5 GB per referral.) This means all current and future Copy users get free 15 GB storage plus whatever referral bonuses are earned.
The kicker here is Copy is not even trying to hide the fact that this bump in free storage is a direct response to Google. In a press release on their website, Copy’s GM of Storage Guy Suture says:
“We think Google’s effort here is great, and we are eager to join in by providing current and new Copy users with a matching amount of free space. We believe people deserve lots of storage to realize the full benefits of using the cloud. They also should be able to control what files count against their capacity. For our part, Copy’s free space now at 15GB, our awesome referral program, our incredibly low-paid storage plans, and our ‘Fair Storage for All’ initiative are all aimed at helping people do more amazing things.”
Of course Copy has put a positive spin on their free storage increase, claiming it is being done for consumers but the real reason is pretty clear: Google.
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