Google Docs to Google Drive Transition Notes; Machinima Gets $35M in Funding by Google

Google Drive, which was launched last month on April 25 will soon replacing Google Docs. While Drive is still opt-in at this time, it looks like the forced transition is coming soon, as Google has started to alert users that their Google Docs account will soon be "upgraded to Google Drive."Google in its official transition […]

Google Drive, which was launched last month on April 25 will soon replacing Google Docs. While Drive is still opt-in at this time, it looks like the forced transition is coming soon, as Google has started to alert users that their Google Docs account will soon be "upgraded to Google Drive."

Google in its official transition documents stated, "In the earliest stages, Google Drive will be available as an "opt-in" upgrade. It will later become the default web interface, but you will be able to opt-out if you prefer more time to transition from the existing Google Documents List. In the final stages of the transition, users will no longer be able to opt out and Google Drive on the web will replace the current Google Documents List interface for all users."

Finally, Google says, "users will be fully transitioned to Google Drive, with no ability to opt out." Overall, Google expects the transition from what it calls the "Google Documents List" to Google Drive by late summer 2012.

Notification of Google Docs Transition to Google Drive

Also, online video creator Machinima confirmed that it has closed a $35 million funding round led by Google, which also included existing investors Redpoint Ventures and MK Capital.

"The Machinima network is the largest single page view generator for YouTube, with more than 1.6 billion video views in the month of April. And YouTube is an invaluable partner for Machinima, as it is the company's primary distribution and monetization platform. With the funding, Machinima says it will invest in content and global sales, as well as international expansion and distribution," Techcrunch reporting.