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Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage
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Will Amazon’s popular EC2 cloud soon be facing competition from Google and Microsoft? If reports are true, Amazon’s position as the preferred cloud storage facility for a number of web properties, including WebProNews, could be directly threatened. Thanks to a …

WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost
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WordPress announced that it is giving people with WordPress.com blogs more space for storing media – at no additional cost. The additional space can be used to store photos, documents, audio files etc. Here’s how the plans are changing: 5GB …

HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage

If you have an Android-powered HTC phone, you are eligible for an extra 5 gigabytes worth of offline storage, thanks to the a recently-tweeted-about partnership between the two companies. In fact, all Android HTC phone owners are eligible for the …

iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available

Apple has sent iTunes developers an email titled “iTunes Match beta now available.” This is a feature of the upcoming iOS 5, announced at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in June. It lets you sync the music you didn’t purchase …

Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed

iCloud will ship to consumers this Fall. It lets you store content in the cloud and access it on various devices. It works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and even PC, and is free with the upcoming iOS 5 …

What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not
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In spite of all the hype around Apple’s iCloud, there has been some confusion about what it is and what it’s not. For starters, the iCloud stores user content on the cloud and pushes it to other devices, such as the iPad. While it’s great for storing and sharing documents and images between devices, or syncing information on your devices together, it is not a back up.

Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched
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Photobucket announced today that it is now offering unlimited photo storage. Photobucket supports iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7 (in addition to the mobile web), but the company tells WebProNews Android is currently its biggest platform. According to the company, …

Amazon Outage Casts Shadow Over Cloud Perception Amazon Outage Casts Shadow Over Cloud Perception
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Amazon recently suffered some problems with some of its servers, which left some sites with large hiccups in their services. Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service had some issues, primarily in Virginia. Among the sites affected were Foursquare, Quora, Reddit, …

Apple iCloud on the Way? Apple iCloud on the Way?

A new report from GigaOm, cites a “tipster” as saying that Apple has purchased the domain iCloud.com from Xcerion, which just changed the name of its own iCloud service to CloudMe at CloudMe.com. According to the tipster, Apple bought the …

DropBox User-base up to 25 Million DropBox User-base up to 25 Million

DropBox announced some impressive numbers today. The service is claiming over 25 million users and 200 million files saved per day. If you’re unfamiliar wtih Dropbox, it’s a srevice that ltes you upload documents, photos, and videos, and share them …

mSpot Prepared to Battle with Amazon, Google, and Apple in Streaming Music

Amazon made huge waves when it unveiled its new Cloud Drive and Cloud Player offerings, which give users 5GB of free storage for their music. One of the companies immediately impacted by this, would be mSpot, which offers a very …

Amazon Cloud Drive Launched for Music Storage, Player for Web and Android Amazon Cloud Drive Launched for Music Storage, Player for Web and Android
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Amazon announced the launch of a new set of cloud music services in Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android. As you may have guessed, these let users store music in the cloud …

Dell Appears to Lose 3PAR to HP
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Update 2: It looks like Dell has lost the bidding war for 3PAR after all. The company issued a release saying it has ended discussions and will recieve a $72 million break-up fee from 3PAR. This comes after 3PAR accepted an increased bid from HP of $2.4 billion.

Gmail and Picasa Storage Can Be Used for Any File
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Google recently announced that it was launching a new feature for Google Docs, which would allow users to upload and store any kind of file. What may not have been clear, however, is that this new storage from Google isn’t limited to just Google Docs.

The company is saying that Gmail and Picasa storage can also be used. Google Docs Product Marketing Manager Peter Harbison writes:

The World’s Smallest USB Drive and Portable Hard Drive
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas wrapped up this past weekend, but the experience will be felt throughout the year as the companies that demonstrated upcoming products release those products to the world. One of the companies presenting at the event was Verbatim, and they have some new portable data devices on the way.

WebProNews got a look at some of the company’s upcoming offerings, which can be viewed in the following clip:

Enterprises Seeing Increased Complexity at Data Centers

Symantec has put together its "State of the Data Center" report, which is the product of a survey of 573 businesses in 26 countries.

Google Makes the Cloud Cheaper

Gmail used to offer a gigabyte of storage to new users, but now it offers at least seven gigs. Picasa comes with a gig. Sometimes that’s not enough. While Google has offered the ability to pay for additional storage, the company has now reduced the prices for it.

Yahoo Closes the Lid on Yahoo Brief Case

Do you use Yahoo Briefcase? No? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, so few people are using it that its shutting down entirely.

Amazon’s S3: Almost Free Storage

I remember awhile back coming across a post that Nick Carr did about someone who was using Amazon’s S3 remote storage service to do backups, and wound up getting a bill for a month’s worth of charges for hosting his data — and it was a single cent (the original post by Dave Gurnell is here, and Nick’s post is here).

Webmail Storage Quotas – Are They Redundant?

The last time I checked my Gmail quota (actually just a few minutes ago), I was just using 45 megabytes of my 3,373 megabyte quota. So are email quotas irrelevant?

If that’s not enough, over at the Gmail blog, they’ve just mentioned “More Gmail Storage for All

Gmail Storage Ticks Upward, Lags Yahoo, AOL
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Google has given the storage counter for Gmail a little boost to its spin, but believe it or not they could be doing more.