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Livedrive goes live (online storage and backup)

Online storage and file backup service Livedrive has dropped its beta label and it's now charging for service. We first looked at the service back in December, when Livedrive was offering unlimited file storage for free while in beta. Now that the service has officially launched, the company is charging £39.95 per year for 100GB of space or £89.95 for unlimited storage. That's about $57 US and $128 US respectively.

You can certainly find cheaper online backup solutions (Mozy and Carbonite come to mind). But Livedrive offers a few features that you won't find from other services, including integration with Windows Explorer and social features like Facebook integration. And once your files are uploaded to Livedrive's servers, you can access them from any computer with a web browser.

If you signed up during the beta, Livedrive is offering a 20% discount to the first 10,000 beta testers who sign up for paid accounts.

Tags: backup, livedrive, online-storage