AppScout reports: "Fresh on the heels of Microsoft's Windows Live SkyDrive online shared storage announcement, Google has come out with an online storage announcement of its own: You can now pay for more space for your Picasa Web Albums and Gmail accounts."
I wonder if this is a sign of thing to come (charging for services). Generally if Google gives services away, then others that provide similar services follow. For example, when Google offered 1GB free email, services like Yahoo tried to follow.
This is a revenue opportunity for these companies, so they might follow soon or try to beet Google and give more away. We will have to wait and see.