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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 about $120 for all of it. They’ve also added some additional features including new sharing controls and safeguards for lost …

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Amazon Web Services 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 it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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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 still one of the most reliable ways to archive large amounts of data, and the technology is still improving. Sony …

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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 and $49.99 for the 1TB plan. Director of Product Management Scott Johnston writes, “How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, …

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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 format. Last summer Sony and Panasonic announced an agreement to jointly develop a new optical disc technology. This week those …

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Microsoft’s ‘OneDrive’ SkyDrive Rebranding 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 blog, “When we announced the new name OneDrive, we noted how it is much more aligned with our vision for …

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Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users, Gives Away Drive Storage

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 of 2012. Later that year, the company launched the Quickoffice iPad app. In April, they launched apps for Android and …

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Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage

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 decrypted when read by an authorized user. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the …

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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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Flickr Now Offers a Terabyte of Storage, New Photo-Rich Interface

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 back in 2005, users have dropped off and the quality of the experience has gone down – at least according …

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Dropbox Announces Dropbox For Business With Single Sign-On

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 features is single sign-on (SSO). Dropbox’s Anand Subramani explains: SSO works behind the scenes to let users sign in just …

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Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration

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 Joshua Jenkins says, “Email attachments can be tricky: they’ve got file size limits, you can’t keep them updated, and when …

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