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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cloud storage’

Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to Fire Phone owners to any Prime customer. “This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of …

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Cloud Storage Gets a Boost From the U.S. Government

For all the bad press that cloud storage has gotten in the wake of the recent celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, business is still booming. The consumer market for cloud storage hit record levels last year and is expected to grow further throughout the decade. Companies selling cloud storage for enterprise customers are expected to see even more growth, much …

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Cloud Storage: Microsoft Offers 1TB To Every OneDrive For Business User

Cloud storage isn’t quite as expensive as it used to be. It used to cost hundreds of dollars just to store a terabyte via cloud solutions. Now Microsoft is joining others in lowering the cost barrier to record lows. Microsoft announced this week that it will be offering one terabyte of cloud storage to every OneDrive for Business user. What …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features

Google announced on Tuesday at its Cloud Platform Live event that it is lowering prices on Cloud Platform, and launching cloud-based DevOps tooling, Managed Virtual Machines (VM) for App Engine, real-time Big Data analytics with BigQuery. On the pricing, Google SVP of Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says, “The original promise of cloud computing was simple: virtualize hardware, pay only for …

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Microsoft Renames SkyDrive To OneDrive

Microsoft’s cloud storage platform – SkyDrive – got into a trademark dispute last year with European telecom Sky. Instead of fighting for its right to use the SkyDrive name, Microsoft opted to change it. Microsoft announced this morning that SkyDrive will now be known as OneDrive going forward. Much like how the Xbox One’s name indicated that it would be …

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Personal Cloud Storage Hit 685 Petabytes This Year

In the past few years, the word “cloud” has become a buzzword for companies unsure of where their future markets are headed. Despite the word itself meaning whatever business want, the cloud storage industry has actually become a major tech segment – especially for the consumer market. Market research firm ABI Research today released a new report showing that personal …

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Cloud Computing So Useful Yet So Misunderstood

Have you ever thought about downloading videos or music or keeping all of your photos on your computer only to change your mind because you don’t want to take up too much storage space? You aren’t alone, a lot of people have the same problem. Cloud Computing was created to help resolve this problem. Although it is available to pretty …

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Sony, Panasonic to Develop 300GB Discs

Sony and Panasonic have announced that they will be partnering up to develop a next-generation optical disc for professional use. The companies have set a goal of an optical disc with a recording capacity of “at least” 300GB by the end of 2015. The joint announcement of the project states that the objective of the project is to expand each …

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Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options

“Google of Russia” search engine Yandex is expanding the cloud storage options for users of its Yandex.Disk storage service. Yandex.Disk offers 20 GB of storage for free, but now users can add on 10 GB, 100GB, and 1 TB packages for an extra fee. Each package is cheaper is you commit to a whole year. The 10 GB addition costs …

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Google Unifies Storage Across Gmail, Google+ And Drive, Upgrades Everyone To 15GB Of Storage

If you’re like me, you’ve probably already used up most of the free 5GB Google provides to Google Drive users. You may even be thinking about upgrading. You might want to hold off on that as Google is about to upgrade everybody for free. Google announced today that its unifying storage across Gmail, Google+ photos and Google Drive accounts. To …

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Catholic Deacon Arrested for Child Porn After Verizon Finds It on the Cloud

A deacon at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fullerton, a suburb of Baltimore, has been arrested and charged with multiple child pornography counts after Verizon tipped authorities to materials stored on the company’s online cloud backup system. 67-year-old William Albaugh was arrested and released on $75,000 bond after police found underage porn images and videos on his Verizon cloud …

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