By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s been rumored for years, but next week, Google is expected to announce its latest project that lets you store documents, photos, and videos in the cloud.

Google Drive certainly won’t be the first cloud storage service; Microsoft and Dropbox are just a couple of the major established players:

“How many times has probably everyone listening gone to work or home or somewhere and left the data, music, video — something they wanted on another device — somewhere else.”

CNET editor-at-large Brian Cooley says with Google Drive, your uploaded files can be accessed anywhere:

“The only catch is you’ve got to have an Internet connection.”

To stand out, he says Drive needs to offer at least 25 gigabytes of storage.

“Google isn’t inventing this, but what they do have for secret sauce is I expect it to be free, spacious, and integrated into all your other Google services.”

Cooley says it should have apps for computers and smartphones to easily stay in sync.

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