Storage

  • 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

  • Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

    Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a combination of cash and stock, and brings SnipSnap’s 4 million-plus consumers to Slyce, as well as its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants You To Store And Manage Your Photos On OneDrive

    Microsoft Wants You To Store And Manage Your Photos On OneDrive

    When Dropbox introduced Carousel, it made a bid to be the home for all your photos. Microsoft wants to make a similar pitch. Today, the company outlined new ways to import, manage and share your photos on OneDrive, its cloud storage platform. Again, it is far from the first company to do so, so we can view its efforts from a historical perspective. Read More

  • Box’s Conservative IPO Pricing Is Not Surprising

    Box’s Conservative IPO Pricing Is Not Surprising

    Today Box priced its IPO with a proposed range of $11 to $13 per share. Box intends to sell 12.5 million shares in its offering. Its road show comes after a long delay in the company’s offering, during which it raised an additional $150 million of capital. According to the current filing, its maximum aggregate sale is $186.9 million. Box originally filed to raise as much as $250… Read More

  • Stichy Makes It Easier For Groups To Curate And Share Mobile Media

    Stichy Makes It Easier For Groups To Curate And Share Mobile Media

    Rumr Inc, a mobile messaging focused startup which last year raised an $800,000 seed, led by Khosla Ventures‘ Ben Ling, to fund a series of projects, has now launched its third app — called Stichy — this one focused on sharing multimedia content within groups. Read More

  • Salesforce Will Integrate With External File Storage Providers, With Microsoft Up First

    Salesforce Will Integrate With External File Storage Providers, With Microsoft Up First

    Salesforce, a SaaS CRM provider, announced a new product this morning that will connect external file storage solutions to its cloud-based products. In English, that means that if you store your digital goods on other services, but use them inside of Salesforce’s various tools, you’ll soon have a far simpler way to do so. The product, called ‘Files Connect,’ is… Read More

  • Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Microsoft’s got some more support today in its ongoing appeal and wider campaign against the U.S. government over how the latter requests customer data from the cloud, and specifically when the servers where the data is stored are located outside the U.S.. Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce and Infor have come together to file an amicus brief in support of Microsoft’s position… Read More

  • Box Doubles Down On The Enterprise

    Box Doubles Down On The Enterprise

    Box, a company that provides document storage and collaboration tools to large corporations, today announced a new program called Box Trust that brings 19 new partners to its platform to provide its customer base with additional security options. The Trust project is joined by a new app called “Box for Enterprise Mobility Management,” which will help large companies better… Read More

  • Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox’s frilly consumer brand and lack of hardcore enterprise security features has kept its “For Business” software from scoring more corporate clients. But an internal-only Dropbox launch plan attained by TechCrunch says that’s about to change with the release of a Dropbox For Business API. Scheduled to be announced Wednesday (though this leak could change that)… Read More

  • About That Enterprise File-Sharing Study

    About That Enterprise File-Sharing Study

    Earlier this week, TechCrunch published commentary on a report concerning the current popularity of various enterprise cloud file sync and share products, a group of services usually shortened to the acronym ‘EFSS.’ Read More

  • Why The Cloud Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Why The Cloud Isn’t Going Anywhere

    So goes the seemingly endless parade of headlines that present the ways in which cloud and online computing has betrayed us: NSA snooping inside the cloud; security breaches like Apple’s iCloud; foreign espionage/cyber attacks; OpenSSL/Heartbleed; Shellshock Bashbug; SSL/POODLE; Dropbox passwords. Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon is working to make its Cloud Drive service more competitive in the crowded online storage market. After recently bundling free, unlimited photo storage on Cloud Drive for Amazon Prime customers, today the company is going after developers with a new Cloud Drive API. The API will allow third-party developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own applications, so they can focus more… Read More

  • Box Brings Touch ID To Its iPhone App, Updates Web Experience

    Box Brings Touch ID To Its iPhone App, Updates Web Experience

    Box, a cloud-focused enterprise collaboration company, is releasing an update to its iOS application for iPhone and iPad, along with updates to its website designed to improve navigation. On the iOS side, Box is bringing Touch ID support to iPhones that can support the tool, allowing users to unlock documents with their finger instead of a potentially ponderous PIN. The new app will also… Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device categories alone. So if you aren’t completely sure what the hell Microsoft is, I don’t blame you. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, speaking to the media last week at an event on… Read More

  • Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed his views on what Google and Apple do best. His comments, as the chief executive of the company worth less than Apple, but more than Google, are notable. For context, in his thus-short tenure at Microsoft , Nadella has completed its purchase of Nokia, and also continued the company’s push into cloud… Read More

  • Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft executives explained their views on the future of productivity to a small press cadre. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, opened the day’s happenings with an explanation of the company’s core focuses, listing platform work, and productivity itself as two of its chief efforts. The executive indicated that productivity… Read More

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