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‘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 have mentioned the product in a Google+ update. They found Google notes in the code of Google Drive pointing to …

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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 Drive engineer Ian Kilpatrick. “To see a preview of a Google document, right-click on the file name and select “preview.” …

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Anything You Can Bump With Your Phone, You Can Now Bump To And From Any Computer

Bump announced an update to its web version, which makes it possible for users to bump any files that they could from iOS and Android to and from any computer. “Photos, videos, contacts, files…everything,” Bump says in a blog post. “There’s no setup at all — just go to http://bu.mp on your computer, open Bump on your phone, and bump …

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1TB Flash Drive Unveiled At CES 2013 As 512GB Version Ships

As previously reported, Kingston announced that it will launch a 1TB flash drive this year. It’s called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0. A 512GB version is already shipping, and the 1TB version will be available at an unspecified date later in 2013. The company says it’s the largest capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive in the world, and it’s also the …

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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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Google Launches “Save To Drive” Chrome Extension

Google has launched a new Chrome extension for saving files to Google Drive, appropriately called Save to Drive. Once installed, it places a Drive icon in the upper right-hand corner of your browser, and whenever you’re viewing a file, you can simply click it to save it to Drive. It also adds such an option to the right click menu. …

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Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service

Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase the speed of query performance when analyzing any size data set, with the same SQL-based BI tools they’re already using. …

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Dropbox Hits 100 Million Users, Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Dropbox announced today that it has surpassed 100 million users, who are saving a billion files every 24 hours. “Since the beginning, Dropbox users have remained at the heart of the company’s mission,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “People from around the world have shown countless and unique ways to use Dropbox to simplify their lives every day. …

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Dropbox Gets Google-Like Two-Step Verification

Dropbox announced today that it is launching a new two-step verification feature to make the service more secure. It requires two levels of authentication to log in: a password, and a security code that will either be texted to the user’s phone or generated by a mobile authenticator app for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7. Many Google users are …

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Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving

Amazon has launched a new low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier. The company says it’s optimized for data that is infrequently accessed, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable, in order to keep costs low. Glacier comes with a pay-for-what-you-need model, and customers can store data for $.01 per gigabyte per month. The monthly bill is based …

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Dropbox Launches Instant Web Updates

Dropbox announced today that users can now make changes to files on their computers or their phones, and the Dropbox site instantly updates to reflect said changes. “You no longer have to hit refresh as you wait for your friend to share those super-important files or worry about getting out of sync,” Dropbox’s Danny Weinberg said in a blog post. …

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IBM To Acquire Solid State Storage Company TMS

IBM announced today that it plans to buy Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a Houston-based solid state storage company. TMS sells a family of shared rackmount systems and PICIe cards called RamSan, which are designed to help companies improve performance and reduce server sprawl, power consumption, cooling and floor space requirements. ““The TMS strategy and solution set align well with our …

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