Compare this from the article announcing Google's plans:
The service could let users access their files via the Internet from different computers and mobile devices when they sign on with a password, and share them online with friends.
With this from the Windows Live Skydrive Site:
Now, in case your are interested in storing data online and sharing data, no need to wait. You can get started with SkyDrive today.
Feel free to comment 🙂 I'm sure you can find some examples you believe Skydrive might be copying from.
(Image from WSJ article)
Nicolas Carr is right about Google's innovation being overhyped. Just like my employer (Microsoft), they innovate, acquire and embrace.