A new API dubbed "Sync FileSystem API" has landed in Canary build of Chrome for developers and that offers an app-private sandboxed file storage system, similar to what's already in the HTML5 specs.
""Sync FileSystem API" is a storage API that appears as yet another local offline HTML5 FileSystem storage which gives app-private sandboxed file storage, except that the storage content is automatically synchronized across clients via a cloud backing service like Google Drive," Google wrote a G+ post.
Google notes that initially it will only target Google Drive as its backing service.
In other news, Soon, Google plans to join Microsoft and Apple as the company is ready to open standalone retail stores to sell Google products that include the like "the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Chromebooks, Google Glasses and more."
"The company is planning to open its first flagship Google Store by the end of the year. Unlike Google's current pop up-style stores inside Best Buys, these Google Stores will be more like Apple Stores and Microsoft Stores," according to a 9to5Google report, citing "an extremely reliable source." "A destination where people can come get a feel of Google's products (and there is a lot more these days) in person, in an environment that Google controls."
Finally, Google has made available first imagery of inside an NFL stadium in Google Maps--letting users explore the 360-degree interactive photo tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
"With this new interactive, 360 degree imagery, you can march out of the tunnel and down the field towards the end zone, just like Andrew Luck did all season. Or check out the Colts' locker room where Head Coach Chuck Pagano gave his memorable post-game locker room speech on November 4, after an inspirational win against the Miami Dolphins," Google wrote.
You can also explore the stadium's three concourses and suites, including the Quarterback Suite, a Field Level Suite and Loge-Level Suite.