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Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Stop the presses, because it seems Dropbox is down. A lot of users have reported that files aren't uploading to their Dropbox accounts like usual. It's reported that users are still seeing the green checkmark attached to files, but they aren't able to upload new files through the web interface nor the desktop apps.

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Google Buzz’s last gasp: Drive swallows final bits of lost social network

Google Buzz’s last gasp: Drive swallows final bits of lost social network

Google Buzz was shut down back in 2011, but Google seems to still be dealing with the service like an annoying dog that won't go away. Google has notified its users via email that all your Buzz data will be moved to a folder in your Google Drive account. The migration will begin starting July 17, where users will begin seeing their Buzz data appear in Google Drive.

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Xbox One gets trio of ‘cloud consoles’ for extra crunching Microsoft explains

Xbox One gets trio of ‘cloud consoles’ for extra crunching Microsoft explains

The 300,000-server-strong Xbox LIVE cloud for the new Xbox One will share processing duties with the console, Microsoft has detailed, responsible for "latency-insensitive computation" like filling in background detail or figuring out complex lighting effects. The split crunching had been broadly outlined before, but Microsoft shared some specifics with Ars Technica, including how the system would amount to roughly three virtual Xbox One consoles per the one in your living room, and what visual impact it would have for gamers without a persistent internet connection.

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Google Drive for Android updates with document scanning

Google Drive for Android updates with document scanning

Google Drive for Android received a big update today with "a clean, simple card-style" layout, as well as the ability to scan documents, receipts, bills, etc. The new feature also comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology that will allow you to easily search for said documents later, thanks to the ability for Google Drive to recognize text in a scanned document.

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Amazon Web Services gets green light for government use

Amazon Web Services gets green light for government use

Back in March, we heard rumors that Amazon was working on building a private cloud service for government agencies (specifically the CIA in that case), and it turns out that's now getting the green light -- sort of. Amazon and the US government signed a three-year deal that would see the government using Amazon Web Services for various government organizations.

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Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google has announced that it'll be changing the way it does cloud storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. Instead of each service having it's own allotted amount of space. All three will be joined together and will share a pool of 15GB of cloud storage space, allowing Google Drive users to essentially have more free space than the previous 5GB that was originally offered.

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Amazon Cloud Drive Photos for iOS takes on Google, Dropbox and Apple

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos for iOS takes on Google, Dropbox and Apple

Amazon has launched its Cloud Drive Photos app on iOS today, joining the Android app as a solution for avid mobile photo snappers to automatically have their creations uploaded in the cloud and organized for sharing and viewing. The app looks to take on Apple's Photo Steam iCloud feature, as well as Google's and Dropbox's solutions.

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Rovio Account is your cross-platform solution to Angry Birds

Rovio Account is your cross-platform solution to Angry Birds

The one caveat to mobile gaming is that a lot of smartphone games don't come with the ability to save your progress across multiple devices, leaving gamers to start over on a game if they end up buying a new tablet. However, Rovio looks to solve that issue in Angry Birds with a new feature called Account.

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Dropbox hosting first developer conference in July

Dropbox hosting first developer conference in July

What once was just a small startup looking to revolutionize cloud storage, is now a company getting ready to host their own developer conference. Dropbox has announced "DBX," which will be the company's first developer and partner conference, and it will take place on July 9 this year in San Francisco.

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Dell acquires Entratius for multi-cloud computing

Dell acquires Entratius for multi-cloud computing

This morning the teams at Dell and Enstratius (also known as enStretus pre-name-change) have announced that the former has acquired the latter in a bid to increase the power of the company's Cloud Computing sector. Enstratius is a company known as an "early cloud pioneer", working with cloud management for enterprise groups and delivering services for both single and multi-cloud setups for businesses. This company has made it clear that their "cloud agnostic" abilities make them unique - though how they'll be working inside Dell's fold is not yet crystal.

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iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

It seems that Apple's iCloud service and the iTunes Store are experiencing yet another outage. Apple's system status webpage confirms that some users may experience issues with account & sign in for iCloud as well as purchases for iTunes. Other users are also reporting problems with Game Center and Apple ID.

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HP launches Moonshot cloud server system

HP launches Moonshot cloud server system

HP is looking to make a splash in the enterprise industry again with the announcement of the company's new line of Moonshot servers running Intel Atom chips. These new servers are a part of a multi-year plan by HP to cut down on space and power needs when it comes to big data storage. The company says that these new Moonshot servers will help with that initiative.

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