Box Exploring Potential Sale Amid Shareholder Pressure

Box, the popular file-sharing cloud service, is exploring a possible sale in response to pressure from an activist shareholder.

New Launch Evolves the Dropbox Experience To a Living Team Workspace, Says CEO

“We’ve launched the biggest change we’ve ever made to our product, an all-new desktop app,: says Dropbox CEO Drew Houston. “It evolves the Dropbox experience from a folder full of files to a living team workspace. You can have not just files but any kind of cloud content.”

Dropbox CEO: The Opportunity is Massive

Dropbox CEO Josh Lipton says that making their product better is their primary strategy to achieving continued strong growth and he doesn’t expect their growth to slow down in the near future.

Google Creates a Technical Guide for Moving to the Cloud

Google has created a guide in the form of a website for companies that are considering a move to their cloud called Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals. “We recognize that a migration of any size can be a…

Google Drive For Mac/PC Gets Helpful New Features

Google announced some new features for Google Drive for Mac/PC, the app that syncs files on your computer with Google Drive. You can now select what you sync and get new warnings to help you take better care of shared…

Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Unlimited Storage in Canada

Amazon announced the launch of unlimited storage with Amazon Cloud Drive to customers in Canada. They’re offering two storage plans including unlimited storage and unlimited photos. The former plan is $59.99 per year, and the latter is $11.99 per year.…

Dropbox Announces Custom-Built Infrastructure

Dropbox just unveiled its own custom-built infrastructure, where the company stores and serves their users’ data. “With more than half a billion users and over 500 petabytes of data (over 60 times the data stored in the Library of Congress),…

Dropbox Hits 500 Million Users (And Other Stats)

Dropbox announced that it has surpassed the 500 million user milestone. That’s registered users. Naturally, in celebration, the company released an infographic loaded with stats. For example, Dropbox users have created 3.3 billion connections (by sharing with each other), which…

Google Compute Engine Ups Storage Limits

Google announced that it is increasing the size limits of all Google Compute Engine block storage products, including Local SSD and both types of Persistent Disk. You can get up to 64TB of Persistent Disk per VM for most machine…

Microsoft Announces New Cloud Storage Options For Office Mobile, Office Online

Nearly a year ago, Microsoft announced the Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office, enabling third-party storage providers like Box, Citrix ShareFile, and Salesforce to connect their services to Office Online for document viewing and editing. This followed a previously announced…

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to…

Google Drive Gets New Organizational Features

Google announced a handful of new organizational features. The company bills them as “improvements that will help you more easily put things where they belong.” First off is a new “move” icon for files already in Drive when you’re browsing…

Rackspace Gets Office 365 Security And Storage Features

Rackspace announced that it has added foiur new features to its “fanatical support for Office 365 to enhance storage, security, and cost savings. These include email archiving, Azure rights management, extra storage, and Exchange Online Kiosk. According to the company,…

Dropbox Adds Recents Feature to Web

Dropbox announced that it is rolling out Recents to dropbox.com so web users can quickly access files they’ve recently opened, added, edited, or moved. The feature was previously available on iOS, but it’s just now coming to the web version…

Dropbox Adds Team Feature To Basic, Pro Accounts

Dropbox announced a few months ago that it had over 400 million users and that it was in use at over 8 million businesses, though only 100,000 of those were actually Dropbox for Business customers. Now, the company says over…

Google Cloud Storage Gets Offline Media Import / Export

Google announced the launch of Offline Media Import/Export for Google Cloud Storage, enabling users to load data into any class (Standard, DRA, Nearline) by sending physical media like hard disk drives, tapes, and USB drives to third-party service providers who…

Dropbox Adds Web Bookmarking To Storage Service

Dropbox made an interesting announcement on Wednesday in that you can now drag and drop web URLs into Dropbox on the web and desktop and open them on any device. Dropbox positions the feature as ideal for businesses and students…

Dropbox for Business Gets File Requests Feature

Last month, Dropbox launched a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. The feature is now available for Dropbox for Business users. “File requests…

With Over 400M Users, Dropbox Is In Use At Over 8M Businesses

Dropbox is celebrating its 8th birthday by sharing a bunch of stats, including the fact that it has surpassed 400 million registered users. According to the company, users are taking Dropbox to work at over 8 million businesses. They also…

Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. “Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or…