Cloud Storage

Xperia extends its partnership with Box into 2013

Xperia extends its partnership with Box into 2013

Sony Ericsson has announced that the partnership between Xperia and Box has been extended for another year, lasting until the end of 2013. This comes after 2011's year-end announcement of the initial partnership, which lasted one year and was scheduled to end of the 31st of this month. Now Xperia owners who sign up for Box by the end of next year will get 50GB of free lifetime storage space.

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YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt, a cloud-based collaboration platform, has announced the launch of its Windows Phone 8 app, which is presently available exclusively on Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920 handsets. With the YouSendIt app, Nokia users can perform a variety of cloud collaboration actions from their phone. As a bonus, the app supports NFC, allowing users to share files with a quick gadget-tap.

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Microsoft SkyDrive usage doubled in 6 months, new features incoming

Microsoft SkyDrive usage doubled in 6 months, new features incoming

Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service is picking up a lot of speed, and it's becoming one the company's more popular products. Microsoft has announced that SkyDrive usage has doubled in the last six months, meaning that the storage needed to store users' files doubled in just six months. To celebrate, Microsoft released updates to the Windows Phone 8 and Android SkyDrive apps, as well as added some new features across all platforms.

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Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

The Department of Veterans Affairs has signed a $36 million deal with HP and Microsoft that will result in 600,000 users being migrated to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services. The contract is for 5 years, and involves an initial amount of 15,000 employees being transitioned to Office 365 for Government. The rest of the staff will be transitioned over the rest of the contract's duration.

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Dropbox reaches the 100 million users mark

Dropbox reaches the 100 million users mark

Dropbox, the cloud-storage provider, announced earlier today that it has exceeded the 100 million users mark. This milestone comes after the massive influx of users the company experienced this year, with Dropbox quadrupling its number of users during 2012. It's still nowhere near the number the company would like to have, however.

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SugarSync 2.0 public beta launches

SugarSync 2.0 public beta launches

SugarSync has announced the launch of the public beta of version 2.0 of its software. The new beta version brings a completely new user interface design and structure made specifically for more efficient use. The beta version also has new search functionality enabling a complete search of all folders on your devices.

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Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

It's time to get serious once again about cross-use between Google services right here with Google Drive and the company's social network Google+ - from one to the other! The announcement today is that the media you upload to your Google Drive account from whatever source you've got - be it your smartphone, your tablet, your Chromebook, or your desktop computer - can now be viewed from Google+ and shared directly as well! Google is making the case once again that it simply makes more sense - ie is easier - to use all Google all the time.

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