During its Atmosphere Live event, Google’s Sundar Pichai announced that the company’s Drive cloud storage platform has over 240 million active users, up 190 from million since June. The Google executive also revealed that Chromebooks are the largest selling EDU device in the US approaching a 50 percent share compared to 5 percent 18 months ago.

In addition to these new statistics, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure announced a near 10 percent price cut for Google Compute Engine that’s effective immediately. Here’s a look at the updated pricing structure:


Today’s live event will feature conversations with some of the tech world’s major players, including Google’s Claire Hughes Johnson, Vice President Google [X], Self-Driving Cars, aisle411 CEO Nathan Pettyjohn, and VP Engineering, Consumer Services at Trulia Jeff McConathy.

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