People today have more personal data online than ever before. While cost of hard drive storage has continued to drop, Google dramatically lowered prices to make extra storage even more affordable. As always, extra storage acts as an overflow that you only start using when you reach limit of your free storage, and people who’ve extra storage will be automatically upgraded. Here’s the price list of free storage in products like Picasa Web Albums and Gmail:
More info: Purchase Storage
Also, Google made two additions to Google Docs settings page. The first, "Where items open," lets you pick if you want items to open in a new window (how it works today) or in the same window. And second, added an "Update indicators" setting, which lets you turn these "New!" and "Viewed/unviewed" indicators in the docs list off.