More Google (GOOG) news: 1) Google shifts to a unified storage model for Gmail, Google Drive,...

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More Google (GOOG) news: 1) Google shifts to a unified storage model for Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos: users now have 15GB of free storage to share between them, and an additional 100GB can be had for $5/month. In practice, this means more free storage for most Drive users - the service previously offered 5GB - and represents an escalation of Google's efforts to compete with Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. 2) Android Authority reports a Google smartwatch is "set for release sometime soon," and that major updates to the Gmail apps will accompany (already leaked) Maps updates. (earlier)

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