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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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BitTorrent announces cloud storage and sharing service Sync

BitTorrent announces cloud storage and sharing service Sync

Cloud backup services are popping up everywhere these days, with even BitTorrent now jumping onto the cloud craze. BitTorrent has announced a new cloud backup service it calls Sync, and though it of course has plenty of similarities with other cloud services out there, Sync offers a couple key differences. By using Sync, you're actually using BitTorrent's servers to transfer files from one device to another.

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Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Kim Dotcom's second brainchild officially launched yesterday, and while everything was obviously supposed to go smooth, it didn't. It turns out, the new service claimed that one million users signed up on day one alone, and when you're not expecting that big of a crowd, things can get cluttered fairly quickly. Many users reported issues with Mega, most notably that they weren't able to upload files.

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Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage service has launched, cocking a snook at federal investigators who shut down Megaupload last year, and offering huge quantities of anonymous, encrypted storage for the web generation. The new site offers 50GB of free capacity to each user, though will have various tiers of paid service over that as the product roadmap progresses. Key to the value proposition, Mega insists, is that individual users control the encryption system.

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Remember Megaupload? It was the file-sharing service created by Kim Dotcom that ended up being shut down and resulted in Dotcom's house being raided, along with some more shenanigans of some kind. However, the dust as settled and Dotcom is back with a new service called Mega that looks to take on Dropbox and other cloud services. Mega officially launches tomorrow, but early-access users got a peek at it today.

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