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Roughly 55,000 Web users pay for online storage, 500,000 users pay for .Mac

Apple has 500,000 subscribers to its .Mac service, which includes 250 MB of Internet storage for $100 a year.

Apple has 500,000 subscribers to its .Mac service, which includes 250 MB of Internet storage for $100 a year. Xdrive said it had 35,000 subscribers who paid about $10 a month for 5 GB of storage. Streamload has about 20,000 subscribers who pay an average of $10 a month for unlimited storage. Yahoo does not break out the number of subscribers for its Briefcase service.