Tibbs Drive in has been acquired by Google.
The company’s CEO John Donahoe said it’s the start of “a new era for Google” after it was bought by Google in 2014.
Google, which previously had been an independent unit of Alphabet, announced the acquisition on Wednesday.
“Google Drive is now available in more than 200 countries, including the US and Australia, with a goal to reach 100 million users by the end of 2020,” Donaho said in a blog post.
Google says it will continue to deliver the company’s services for users across its services, including Gmail, Drive and Chrome.
“Drive is available across a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop PCs and cloud-based storage services,” Donahe said.
Google’s acquisition of Tibs Drive in 2018 marked the end-of-life of TIBs Drive.
Donahoo told the company that “the TIB is a unique and important service, with unique value and long-term potential”.
The company said it was the “largest and most powerful cloud storage provider in the world”.
“With the new and exciting opportunities in the cloud, we will continue our focus on delivering the best user experience and the most comprehensive service for all of our users,” Donaahe said in the blog post, adding that the TIB will “continue to be a core part of Google’s cloud strategy”.
The acquisition of Google Drive by Google comes amid rising privacy concerns around the cloud.
“We want to help ensure that people are confident that their data is safe, secure and private in the future.”
Donahose added that the “cloud is a great place for people to talk, collaborate and share data, but the cloud is also where the vast majority of our online activity takes place”.
TIB was a pioneer in the development of mobile payments and Google is now one of its biggest customers.
“Today, Google Drive offers a completely new level of flexibility for businesses and consumers across the world.