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BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

Law enforcement, Hollywood, and music companies are all waging war on anyone they think may have something to do with digital piracy. Much of the focus over piracy is being placed on BitTorrent sites and on cloud-based storage sites. So far, cloud storage site Dropbox has managed to stay pretty much out of the piracy line of fire, and it wants to stay that way.

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D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

This week the folks at D-Link have ushered in a new age of cloud router goodness for themselves with both the Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and the Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L). Both of these routers come with mydlink Cloud Services and operate on speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, with the 2000 being the faster of the two. Both of these routers also work in a manner quite similar to the D-Link router we saw earlier this week with a full-sized USB port which can hook into a variety of devices and bring all of that devices contents to the cloud.

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Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox has confirmed that it will be ending public folder support from the beginning of August, though the change will only impact new accounts and new public shares. "After July 31, 2012, we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts" the company said today, having emailed developers with the news last night. "Public folders in existing accounts, however, will continue to function as before."

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IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

Earlier today it was reported that Siri was being blocked for IBM employees nationwide as a sort of cut-back on their "bring your own device" policy for smartphones and tablets at the workplace - that policy has expanded, it seems. A new addition to the reports we've heard this morning indicate that IBM not only has Apple's Siri blocked, but several other applications such as Dropbox and Apples iCloud. The reason IBM has these applications blocked from the their offices is simple: data might not be as secure through these applications as they want their employees data to be.

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iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

According to CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's North Carolina facility dedicated to iCloud data will be run entirely on renewable energy by the end of 2012. This data center is not the only one of its kind made for this purpose for and by Apple, but it is the main iCloud data center, this forging the way forward for the company which was just this past April the subject of a Greenpeace report "How Clean is Your Cloud?" Apple had since rejected Greenpeace's claims that they were lagging behind Google and Facebook in the green department claiming that they already had 50 percent more renewable energy in action in their data centers than they'd projected originally.

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Google working on Music deauthorization issue

Google working on Music deauthorization issue

Over the past couple of days, Google Music users discovered that they once they hit the 10 device authorization limit they were restricted from removing devices. Users quickly found out that Google had changed the deauthorization number to four devices a year, bad news for those who frequently flash ROMs or move to different devices. Now Google has issued a statement regarding the change, saying they’re working on the problem.

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Baidu Cloud set to launch next week

Baidu Cloud set to launch next week

Android and iOS may be seeing massive success in Europe and the United States, but Baidu is poised to compete against both in China. The search based company is planning to launch a new version of its operating system, Baidu Cloud, which will feature cloud-based products such as storage. Executives at Baidu have told Reuters that the company is in talks with “global” partners.

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Adobe Creative Cloud launches today: $49.99 per month

Adobe Creative Cloud launches today: $49.99 per month

If you don’t fancy dropping a large amount of cash on Adobe’s individual products, its new Creative Cloud subscription is probably your best bet. Adobe has officially launched the service today, which will give you access to the Adobe CS6 suite for $49.99 a month. That includes Photoshop, InDesign, lllustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and a few more on top.

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Samsung buys mSpot cloud music service

Samsung buys mSpot cloud music service

Samsung may have spoiled any big CTIA reveals with the launch of the Galaxy S III last week, but that doesn't mean it can't make some corporate waves. The Korean manufacturer has announced that it's purchased mSpot, a cloud music and movie service focused on mobile apps. While Samsung didn't announce its intentions beyond tablet and smartphone integration, its desire for both media sales and cloud infrastructure services across its many device categories is well known.

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Pogoplug Team makes your server a personal cloud

Pogoplug Team makes your server a personal cloud

Pogoplug continues to push its idea of the personal cloud, and its latest product, Pogoplug Team, targets businesses who might be wary of putting their data onto somebody else's servers. In effect a server-based version of the existing Pogoplug Software, Pogoplug Team is intended to be loaded onto a company's server system and, for $15 per user per year, offers all the typical streaming, remote access and file sharing individuals have had for some time.

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