Google's GDrive mimics mi2g D2-Banking Innovation
London, UK - 8 March 2006, 10:30 GMT - Google
appears to have copied one major strand of mi2g's D2-Banking software
innovation, which is part of a decade long mi2g project -- christened
"Operation Kitty Hawk" -- according to leaked blogs about its GDrive
"Infinite Storage" initiative.
Announced to the world on 17th December 2003, the same day as the first centenary
of the Wright Brothers' powered flight from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, mi2g's
D2-Banking -- Data custody and Digital banking -- service is the guaranteed
custody of genomic maps and medical records; art, photo, music and video collections;
personal files including wills, deeds and memoirs; and other intellectual
property alongside traditional financial services in a remarkably similar
fashion to Google's GDrive. The public announcement is available from here.
mi2g's Executive Chairman, DK Matai, said "We
had contacted Google a number of times in regard to our D2-Banking software
innovation in late 2003, post launch, and 2004 via their website and even
furnished them with an executive summary marked for the attention of their
CEO Eric Schmidt but received no response. We are surprised to note that they
are clandestinely developing a service remarkably similar to the one we alerted
to them as a new business initiative, which they solicited at that time on
their website." A copy of the Executive Summary is available
According to various media sources, Google is planning a massive online storage
facility to encompass all users' files, the GDrive. The plans were allegedly
revealed accidentally after a blogger spotted notes in a slideshow presentation
wrongly published on Google's site. The GDrive, previously the subject of
chatroom rumour, would offer a mirror of users' hard drives. Google has declined
to comment on the reports but said the slide notes had now been deleted. In
the notes, chief executive Eric Schmidt reportedly said Google's aim was to
"store 100%" of users' information. The notes said: "With infinite
storage, we can house all user files, including e-mails, web history, pictures,
bookmarks, etc; and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform,
mi2g reserves the right to run its D2-Banking services unencumbered.
Further, it reserves the right to make a claim in the future that Google may
have copied its innovation. mi2g has provided public domain evidence
that it had announced its software innovation on 17th December 2003. mi2g
is seeking legal advice in regard to next steps.
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and trading architectures. The principal applications of our technology are:
2. Digital Risk Management; and
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save time and cut cost. We enhance comparative advantage within financial
services and government agencies. Our real time intelligence is deployed worldwide
for contingency capability, executive decision making and strategic threat
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