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Box for Office Online lets you edit Office docs from the cloud

Box for Office Online lets you edit Office docs from the cloud

The online cloud storage service, Box, is now an official Microsoft OFfice 365 Cloud Storage Partner. Users will see new integrations with Office Online, making it easier to be productive without having to install the full range of Office programs on every device they own. According to Box, there are over one billion Microsoft Office files on its cloud at the moment. That makes Office files the single most uploaded files proliferating Box. To make it even easier to access and edit those files, Box created Box for Office Online. This new service is designed to bring users the best of Office Online's online editing capabilities for Office documents paired with Box's multi-device cloud service.

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Box aims for developers with Dev Toolkit, SDK

Box aims for developers with Dev Toolkit, SDK

This week the folks at Box have presented their first Box Developer Edition, making a play for the creators amongst us. This system will work to provide developers with all the tools they need to build apps around and in the Box file sharing and cloud management system. This system was shown for the first time at the BoxDev developer conference this week. This system aims to bring in developers to work on Box with Box for users of Box in the wild - and the whole Box world is about to get a whole lot more diverse.

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OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: Google and Microsoft. With Microsoft’s latest update, they’re pushing 15GB of free space on users, up from 7GB offered up until this week. Google Drive offers users 15GB of free cloud storage as well.

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Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

This week the team at Kibits have launched "Collaborate.com", a full mobile and web browser-based environment for teamwork, aiming to bring together groups of associates that aren't always working in the same zip code. This platform works at launch on iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and inside web browsers and integrates the content of services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud in a single workroom environment, and they're launching this week.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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Box issues iOS 6 update, kicks off new promotion

Box issues iOS 6 update, kicks off new promotion

Just like many other iOS developers, the folks behind Box have launched an update for their app. Like most of these freshly-released updates, the one hitting Box users today is a little on the slim side, updating the app for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, along with enhancing graphics for those using the app on a Retina iPad. Other than that, Box developers have issued a number of "bug fixes and performance improvements" with this latest update.

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Box Accelerator boosts uploads with new global hubs

Box Accelerator boosts uploads with new global hubs

Cloud storage specialist Box has decided that it's not enough to simply have your backup in the ether, but instead it matters how quickly you can get it there. Box Accelerator, launched today, promises 10x faster upload speeds than before, thanks to new network infrastructure that spreads upload hubs across the globe. In fact, independent testing suggests, Box now comfortably outperforms Dropbox, Microsoft's SkyDrive, and Google Drive.

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Box spreads cloud to Windows Phone and inks Qualcomm preload deal

Box spreads cloud to Windows Phone and inks Qualcomm preload deal

Box has been available on iOS and Android for quite some time, and now the cloud storage app has made the jump to Windows Phone. The company took to its blog to announce the latest addition, which offers the same functionality you’ll find elsewhere but gussied up in a beautiful Metro interface. There are a couple of features exclusive to Windows Phone, however, such as live tiles and starting slideshows for images directly within the app.

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Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Enterprise-centric cloud storage provider Box has announced a key enhancement to its growing OneCloud platform - Android support. OneCloud is a feature that allows users to keep their Box files synced even when they're using third-party apps. A whole slew of ANdroid app providers are compatible with the service, making Box differentiated from its more noteworthy competitors.

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