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Dropbox CEO: 1 billion files uploaded every day

Dropbox CEO: 1 billion files uploaded every day

During a speech today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said that over 1 billion files are being uploaded to the cloud storage service every day. The CEO also said that its 100 million users are accessing their Dropbox accounts on a combined 500 million mobile devices. The company expects to reach 150 million users by the end of the year.

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Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync is a set-top box that will bring the Android experience to your television. The HomeSync device runs on Android Jelly Bean and will let you have access to all of Google's goodies, including the Google Play store, YouTube, movies, books, games and many others all in a full HD 1080p resolution. You can control all of its features wirelessly from your Android device.

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Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

It looks like Microsoft has had its fair share of problems this week. Microsoft Azure, a cloud-based computer platform, suffered from outages yesterday beginning at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Though people could assume that it's because of the recent cyber attack Microsoft experienced, it unfortunately is just a case of a minor oversight. According to Microsoft, the outage that affected Azure was due to something as minor as an expired SSL certificate.

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Agawi True Cloud teams with NVIDIA GRID for one-stop cloud gaming

Agawi True Cloud teams with NVIDIA GRID for one-stop cloud gaming

It's time for the NVIDIA GRID processor project to fire up and bring on the first-ever reference architecture for cloud gaming, straight from Agawi in the form of what's being called "True Cloud." This reference architecture is being called a "seamless" integration of hardware, servers, and service providers in an effort to create a cloud gaming universe like we've never seen before. Agawi's own executive chairman Peter Relan unveiled this system today in what the company says is the first industry-wide solution for the terribly fragmented cloud ecosystem we're working with today.

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PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

Sony will be taking complete advantage of its purchase of Gaikai, and it's cloud gaming services, for its soon-to-be-announced PlayStation 4. According to a recent tip from The Wall Street Journal, and a teaser video just released by Sony, we see that all signs are pointing to the PlayStation 4 being backwards compatible with PlayStation 3 games through a total streaming service with Gaikai.

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Amazon Cloud Player now available for Ford SYNC

Amazon Cloud Player now available for Ford SYNC

Ever since Ford opened up its AppLink developer program, allowing anyone to submit apps for use in Ford SYNC-enabled vehicles, the company has seen an influx in compatible apps. One of the newest ones added is Amazon's Cloud Player, which was announced during CES last month. The app will now let you control your music library using convenient voice controls while driving.

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Dropbox focusing more on IT with new admin console

Dropbox focusing more on IT with new admin console

Dropbox has been all about the everyday consumer, but if you're needing a little more power out of your cloud storage, the company has what's called Dropbox for Teams, in which small businesses can share a pool of cloud storage in order to collaborate on projects and such. However, Dropbox has introduced a new admin console that takes things to a whole new level.

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Box offering 50GB free for new members

Box offering 50GB free for new members

Cloud storage service Box always seems to be giving away free cloud storage left and right, and today is no exception. New users can sign up for an account and receive 50GB of space for free. This seems to be a "Dell Exclusive Offer," but we're seeing no restrictions here, meaning that it doesn't look like you have to own a Dell computer in order to take advantage of the free space.

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Microsoft boasts one billion SkyDrive documents, improves sharing features

Microsoft boasts one billion SkyDrive documents, improves sharing features

While Microsoft's SkyDrive may still be considered an infant in the cloud service race, the company is poised to continually improve the service with new features, and they even announced that SkyDrive has reached the one-billion document mark, proving that the service is constantly growing and catching up in popularity.

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Dropbox Documents Preview announced, makes it easier to browse photos and docs

Dropbox Documents Preview announced, makes it easier to browse photos and docs

Today, Dropbox announced quite a few new features for its web interface during an event at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. One of the new features is called Documents Preview, which will help users browse files quickly and select the ones they need. The company also showed off a new photos tab that makes it easier to view and share photos that users have uploaded.

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Office 365 goes live

Office 365 goes live

Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium has gone up for sale, with the cloud-centric productivity suite launching in 162 markets ahead of its business counter part's arrival next month. The new subscription-based Office Home Premium version is priced at $99.99 per year for use on five computers - including PCs, Macs, and Windows tablets - and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, together with an extra chunk of SkyDrive storage.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder promises cheap video cloud conversion

Amazon Elastic Transcoder promises cheap video cloud conversion

Amazon has quietly rolled out a new cloud video conversion and delivery system, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, aiming to position itself as the hub of streaming content for every device. The new beta, part of Amazon Web Services, seamlessly transcodes original video source files stored in the cloud to suit whatever gadget - be it an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, PC, Mac, smart TV, or something else - is attempting to play it, and is likely to be of significant interest to content owners responsible for running streamed video services.

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