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Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline

Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline

By Chris Crum March 11, 2015

Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a new service for cold (or infrequently accessed) data storage. The company touts its fast performance and low cost. Data is made immediately available with about 3-second response times, and the …

Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its mobile apps, adding different features to each one. The Android app (pictured) now lets users access and manage both personal and work files, which should prove quite helpful. “This is the first example of …

Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and …

Dropbox Pro Gets New Pricing, Features Dropbox Pro Gets New Pricing, Features

Dropbox announced that it is now offering a single plan for Dropbox Pro at $9.99 per month for 1 TB of space. Previously, it would have cost $500 per year for half of that space. Now it will cost you …

Amazon Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions Amazon Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes …

Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is …

Google Drive Gets New Pricing Plans Google Drive Gets New Pricing Plans

Google announced some new storage plans for Google Drive, saying it can now make them more affordable thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements. The new pricing is as follows: It used to be $4.99 for the 100GB plan …

Sony, Panasonic Announce Blu-ray Successor Sony, Panasonic Announce Blu-ray Successor

Though cloud storage has become the preferred data storage and backup method for many consumers, the speed and convenience of a physical disc is still sometimes necessary. In that respect the Blu-ray format has been moderately successful as a storage …

Microsoft's OneDrive Is Now Live Microsoft's OneDrive Is Now Live

Last month, Microsoft announced the rebranding of cloud storage product SkyDrive to OneDrive. Today, the company rolled it out. The change follows a trademark dispute Microsoft found itself in with European telecom Sky. Microsoft’s Chris Jones writes on the OneDrive …

Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users
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Google announced on Thursday that it is making Quickoffice free for everyone. The product had been free for Google Apps for Business customers, but now it’s free for anybody with a Google account. Google acquired the productivity software in June …

Google Eases Cloud Storage Security Concerns Google Eases Cloud Storage Security Concerns
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Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply …

Sony, Panasonic to Develop 300GB Discs 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 …

Flickr Now Offers a Terabyte of Storage, New UI Flickr Now Offers a Terabyte of Storage, New UI

Just one day after Yahoo announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would be taking the reigns as the new CEO, the internet rose up with its first request: Please make Flickr awesome again. Ever since Yahoo acquired the photo-sharing service …

Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business

Dropbox announced “Dropbox for Business” on Wednesday. The company says that it’s making a lot of changes to make Dropbox better for companies of all sizes, so it’s rebranding “Dropbox For Teams” as “Dropbox For Business”. One of the upcoming …

Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration
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Yahoo has partnered with Dropbox to integrate Dropbox’s storage solution into Yahoo Mail. “By bringing Dropbox to Yahoo! Mail, it’ll now be easier for you to send, receive, share and manage your attachments,” says Yahoo in a blog post. Dropbox’s …

'Google Keep' Spotted In The Wild 'Google Keep' Spotted In The Wild

While many are still sore about Google killing off Google Reader, the company is busy pursuing other potential products. An Evernote-like service from Google called Google Keep has been spotted in the wild. 1E100 appears to be the first to …

Google Drive Gets File Preview Feature Google Drive Gets File Preview Feature

Google Drive is getting a new file preview feature. It works with over 30 file types, and lets you quickly browse through previews visually. “You’ll see the new preview automatically if you open a photo, video, or PDF,” explains Google …