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These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

Today we're taking a brief, momentary, tiny peek at a couple of lists that show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives. When I say "daily lives" I don't mean Google and Amazon own our bodies and control our actions and have all of our personal information stored safely on their many hard drives - but two out of three ain't bad. I'm referring instead to the servers Google and Amazon run, the servers on which many or most of the services we use every day rely on and run.

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Adobe Project Rush is basically iMovie in the cloud

Adobe Project Rush is basically iMovie in the cloud

A new Adobe Creative Cloud app was revealed this week at VidCon 2018, an app called Adobe Rush. This is a video editing app, but better than that, it's a video editing app that works on multiple platforms and stores data in the cloud. Adobe's positioning this app as the best place for video editing individuals of all sorts to start their video editing journey - but they also want people who use multiple devices to use it, so it's... kind of for everybody.

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Apple’s iCloud promo gives a free month – but it needs to do more

Apple’s iCloud promo gives a free month – but it needs to do more

Apple would really like you to start paying it for iCloud, and it's rolling out a new promo to encourage users to get a taste for a bigger chunk of online storage. The new promotion applies to users who are currently taking advantage of the free iCloud storage tier, in an attempt to coax them into making more use of the paid services.

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Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Today Dropbox launched their IPO to what's currently considered a rather excited public. The stock sits at +35.67% this afternoon, and it's daily high is at $28.49 USD. This public offering came just over a decade after Dropbox showed their first presentation for seed money. Today we're having a peek at that original pitch, finding it just about as fresh as it was 10 years ago. A surprisingly small amount has changed in Dropbox's business space since then.

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Apple confirms iCloud uses Google servers (but don’t panic)

Apple confirms iCloud uses Google servers (but don’t panic)

Your iCloud data may in fact be living on Google servers, Apple has quietly confirmed, as new security documentation details exactly what part of the cloud the iOS and macOS uses for its remote storage. Apple's iCloud service launched in late 2011, as the company's remote storage option for documents, photos, and more.

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Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Nearly everyone is familiar with the name Dropbox, one of the biggest file syncing and cloud storage services, and now the company is looking to take itself public. SEC documents have been unsealed this week, revealing that Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering to the tune of $500 million. This comes ten years after the company was founded, nine years after CEO Drew Houston turned down an offer from Steve Jobs, and a few years after it was valued at $10 billion.

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Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox has announced the arrival of a new plan called Professional, a solution the company explains was designed specifically for independent workers. With Dropbox Professional, users are given access to both Dropbox Showcase and Dropbox Smart Sync, ultimately enjoying a single destination where they can store their content, track it, and share it with other people.

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Box taps machine learning to pull data from videos, images and audio

Box taps machine learning to pull data from videos, images and audio

Box has announced its new 'Box Skills,' a framework that taps machine learning to power new features that extract data from multimedia files. With these Skills, the system is able to automatically do things like extract text from images, create a text transcript from an audio file, and recognize faces within video files, among other things.

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Why Google Pixel 1 may become Priceless

Why Google Pixel 1 may become Priceless

Today we found out that the Pixel 2 does not have the exact same "Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality" deal that came with the first-generation Pixel. One year after launch, I remain positively shocked that Google's continued their Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality deal with the original Google Pixel, to be entirely honest. I thought there's be some sort of catch - sort of like the catch that's included with the Pixel 2.

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Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

The Google Drive desktop client is dead. Long live Google Drive File Stream! Actually, also long live Google Backup & Sync! Google has just announced the general availability of its new Drive File Stream desktop application for all G Suite users. But even if you aren’t such a customer, you might also need to pay heed, because with Drive File Stream’s availability comes the deprecation and, soon, shut down of the old Google Drive client for PCs and Macs.

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CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan for Home just shut down its cloud service and its creators at Code42 are sunsetting service. People that use the service will need to move their data off the CrashPlan for Home servers as soon as possible. When the service is fully sunset, the sun wont be coming back again - and all that data will be lost.

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Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

The cloud storage wars just got a bit more interesting. Box just recently announced its Box Drive offering to practically replace shared network folders at work. Now Google is also expanding the scope of its own Google Drive cloud solution but with a nod towards regular consumers instead of the enterprise. With the upcoming Backup and Sync tool, users on Windows and macOS will be able to select whole folders to sync with Google Drive, making it easy as pie to store all your data on the mothership.

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