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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Google Wants You To Pledge To Go Paperless

Google is part of a group of companies called the Paperless Coalition. There are seven companies in all including Google (Google Drive, specifically), HelloFax, Manilla, HelloSign, Expensify, Xero, and Fujitsu ScanSnap, and they want you to go paperless in 2013. The coalition has started a campaign to “remove the need for ‘paper’ from paperwork,” and will be promoting this initiative …

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Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Photos On Android

Despite some confusion as to what the cloud actually is, many Americans are turning to it for all their storage needs. There’s big money to be had for the players in the cloud storage business and Amazon is one of the biggest players. To continue its dominance, Amazon needs to move to more platforms and that’s just what it’s doing. …

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You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon’s Cloud Drive service is only one of the many cloud storage services that are vying for your dollar. In fact, you could argue that Amazon doesn’t give you the best deal in terms of free storage. It does, however, get points for the new updates rolling out today. Amazon sent out a notice today saying that Cloud Drive is …

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Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone

Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. “We have had amazing feedback over our invite-only period. We want to thank everyone who helped us to improve the …

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Cloud Storage For Free For Dropbox Dropquest Participants

A few days ago, Dropbox began its annual contest Dropquest. It’s an online scavenger hunt that leads to participants getting free cloud storage. DropBox describes the contest: Dropquest is a multi-step scavenger hunt that has you solve a series of puzzles (inspired by the likes of MIT’s mystery hunt or notpron [though not nearly as time/effort-consuming]). Everyone who completes Dropquest …

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Droplr Undercuts Cloud Storage Competition

For a limited time, cloud storage service Droplr is offering a Pro upgrade of 100 GB of storage for $3 a month, or $30 a year, in a bid to compete with the host of other pay cloud services that have emerged. Droplr offers a free service of 1 GB with a 25 MB upload limit, which is alright, even …

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Samsung Acquires Cloud Media Provider mSpot

Samsung announced today that it is acquiring mSpot, a mobile cloud entertainment provider. The purchase will allow Samsung to provide mSpot’s Movies and Music services on their phone and tablet devices. It also fits with the trend Samsung set in its announcement of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. That phone will be packed with exclusive Samsung software …

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Google Drive SDK Available To All Day One

After months, maybe even years to some, of waiting, Google Drive is finally upon us. We already went over the basics of the service and even its potential relevance in search results, but the most interesting prospect of Google Drive is its SDK and how it works into the app ecosystem. Google Drive is already off to a great start …

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Google Drive Cloud Storage Officially Launched

The rumors and sightings of the past week have been proven true. Google has just announced the launch of its new cloud storage service, Google Drive. Users can now request a 5 GB Drive over on the Drive website. Google will email users “when your Google Drive is ready.” In a blog post on the Official Google Blog, Sundar Pichai, …

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Google Drive Launching Today? Reference Spotted in Google Support

[UPDATE] The rumor was true, and Google Drive has officially launched. See the full story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Google Drive, Google’s cloud storage service, is inevitable, but its launch is now seemingly imminent, if the various references to the service that keep popping up are any indication. The symbol for Google Drive was seen on a Google developer’s Android phone …

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Yandex Beats Google To A Free Cloud Storage Service

Yandex dominates the search market in Russia, garnering 60+% of all searches in the country. In Februrary, they launched new social features for search, nabbing Twitter access. And just last month, the company was added to the NASDAQ Internet Index. Although Yandex has been a big player locally for awhile, it’s clear that they are now becoming a bigger player …

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Google Drive Spotted In The Wild With 5GB Free Storage

Google Drive, often rumored to be called GDrive, is Google’s long-awaited cloud storage service that’s been “just about ready to launch” for years now. In February, all of the Google Drive talk was renewed with a rumor that the launch was imminent. Soon after that report, screenshots allegedly showing the interface of the service popped up on the interwebs. Those …

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Google Drive Launching In April [REPORT]

According to Om Malik at GigaOm’s sources, we should see the long-awaited Google cloud storage service, Google Drive, next month. He says that “sources familiar with the company’s plans” have marked the first week of April as the release period. Google Drive (or possibly GDrive) has been rumored for over half a decade, but has yet to materialize while services …

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Google Preps To Launch Cloud Storage Service, But Is It Necessary?

It would be remiss of Google if they left one corner of technology unexplored, so in order to ensure they aren’t vulnerable to such an oversight the search engine company is working on launching yet another service so as to further their complete monopoly on your online presence: cloud storage. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will soon be …

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Apple’s iCloud Service Is Really Popular

Apple posted big profits yesterday and their iCloud service was one of the biggest winners. AppleInsider is reporting that iCloud usage has jumped to 85 million subscribers. Sign-ups for the service have far out outpaced device sales. During the conference call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said, “iCloud is off to a great start with more than 85 million customers signed …

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Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now?

Winter seems to have finally remembered that it has somewhere to be this year – here – so it’s time to dig the space heater out of the closet and get your warm on. Or, at least, that’s what you’d expect people to do in light of the arrival of frigid climes but it turns out keeping the heat on …

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Official: The Beatles Now Available Via iTunes

UPDATE: iTunes has officially been updated and now features The Beatles prominently on the front of the iTunes store, as well as the company homepage. For more information check out The Beatles page on Apple.

The Beatles on iTunes

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