Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Docs vs. Microsoft Skydrive.

Amazon announced the availability of its Cloud Drive to consumers; the global retailer will give away 5 GB of storage to anyone who has an Amazon account.

Amazon, of course, has had cloud-based storage for many years, through its S3 Amazon Web Services. However, that storage is only available for programs and not for people. A few providers, such as and have come out with products that use Amazon’s cloud, and these are worth a look at if you need a lot of storage on the cheap. But what about using Amazon’s cloud directly through this new Cloud Drive offering?

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