Storage

  • Box Earnings, Apple's All Gold Everything And Meerkat

    CrunchWeek: Box’s Earnings, Apple’s Watch, And What The Hell Is Meerkat

    CrunchWeek is back with a new face running the ship: Recent TechCrunch hire Sarah Lane was our captain this time around, joined by myself and Kyle Russell. We kicked over the most important stories of the week, including the announcement of pricing data and release dates for Apple’s Watch, Box’s earnings which caused the company’s stock to move dramatically, and Meerkat… Read More

  • Box Drops 15% Despite Reporting Stronger Than Expected Q4 Revenue Growth

    Box Drops 15% Despite Reporting Stronger Than Expected Q4 Revenue Growth

    Update: Box’s shares have recovered somewhat, and are now down around 10 percent, instead of 15 percent. The chart, however, remains rough: Today following the cessation of normal trading, Box announced its fiscal fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $62.6 million, and an operating loss of $45.8 million on a GAAP basis, and $32.2 million using adjusted metrics. Read More

  • Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Box, a cloud storage and productivity company, will report its first quarterly earnings result today after the bell. The market expects Box to announce a $39.75 million loss on revenue of $58.03 million. Billings are expected to total $80.85 million for the period — Box’s fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

    Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

    Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprise, view online storage. With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think backups, log files or older photos), for $0.01 per gigabyte. Cold storage isn’t a new concept. Read More

  • Storage Industry Vet Paula Long To Speak At Disrupt NY

    Storage Industry Vet Paula Long To Speak At Disrupt NY

    Paula Long, CEO and co-founder at storage startup DataGravity has been around high tech for over 30 years and she has the distinction of launching multiple companies, including one that sold for over a billion dollars. Needless to say, we’re excited to have her speak at Disrupt NY. She co-founded her latest venture, DataGravity in 2012 and has received $92M in funding so far including… Read More

  • Dropbox Brings Groups Functionality To Its Business Product

    Dropbox Brings Groups Functionality To Its Business Product

    After a multi-month preview, Dropbox today announced that it is generally releasing its groups feature to business customers, along with an API that will allow IT departments to integrate the capability into their normal organizational flow. Groups allows companies that use Dropbox to segment their employee base to quickly assign access to various files and folders. Dropbox, a company that… Read More

  • Backed By $4 Million, Bevy Debuts A Photo And Video Storage Solution The Whole Family Can Share

    Backed By $4 Million, Bevy Debuts A Photo And Video Storage Solution The Whole Family Can Share

    Families today often have more photo-taking devices than family members, which has led to the problem of people having massive numbers of photos and videos, none of which are properly organized and shared. A Boston-based startup called Lineage Labs, launching today and backed by $4 million in seed funding, is working on a solution. It’s introducing a product called “Bevy,”… Read More

  • WeTransfer, Funky Dutch Cousin Of Dropbox And Box, Gets $25M To Go Large In The U.S.

    WeTransfer, Funky Dutch Cousin Of Dropbox And Box, Gets $25M To Go Large In The U.S.

    WeTransfer, the Dutch cloud-based web and mobile service that lets users send files to each other that are too large to send as email attachments, has raised $25 million, the first and only round of funding raised by the Amsterdam-based startup since opening for business in 2009. As a bootstrapped company, WeTransfer has picked up 25 million monthly active users that send 70 million… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Y Combinator and Microsoft announced a program this week that will pour free access to the Azure cloud computing platform onto the incubator’s current class of startups. The deal includes $500,000 in credits to Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure, and three years of access to its Office 365 suite of productivity tools. Half a million worth of Azure usage is nothing to… Read More

  • RapidShare Shuts Down

    RapidShare Shuts Down

    RapidShare, one of the first file hosting services on the Internet, is shutting down next month. After March 31st, all of its user accounts and data will be deleted. Read More

  • Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup Qumulo Snags $40M Investment

    Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup Qumulo Snags $40M Investment

    Qumulo (pronounced cume-u-low), a stealth storage startup out of Seattle, announced a $40M Series B investment today. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with participation from existing investors Highland Capital, Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners. Company co-founder and CEO Peter Godman says the founders cut their teeth in the early 2000s at Isilon… Read More

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