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  • Box.net Gets Spot on Dell's New Mini Laptop; We Have Five to Give Away

    Box.net Gets Spot on Dell's New Mini Laptop; We Have Five to Give Away

    Online file storage and sharing service Box.net is helping to put the “cloud” in Dell’s first netbook, the Inspiron Mini 9. With only 4GB of built-in hard drive space, Dell needed some way to boost capacity. So it placed a default Box icon on the desktop that leads to 2GB of free internet storage (twice the normal 1GB that Box provides for free). Read More

  • Googolopoly

    Googolopoly

    Earlier today I wrote about my eagerness for Google GDrive, a cloud-based file management service that has been rumored for years now. The idea that Google could swoop in and dominate the online storage market certainly doesn’t help the founders of several startups sleep better at night. But they aren’t without their arguments for why a Google solution would be bad for… Read More

  • Box.net Raises $6M More for Online Storage

    Box.net Raises $6M More for Online Storage

    Online storage provider Box.net has raised $6M in a Series B round of financing led by U.S. Venture Partners and involving Draper Fisher Jurvetson. According to the release, Box.net currently has over 1.4 million registered users and will use the funding “to continue company expansion, including the development and marketing of new services and products.” We recently covered the… Read More

  • Drop.io Launches Easy Phone-To-MP3 Tool

    New York based Drop.io launched a dead simple “drop box” for files last November. The service is online storage on the back end, with a very simple/clean user interface and upload features on the front end. It is similar to box.net and a number of other startups. Users can upload files via a Flash tool or by simply emailing files to a designated address. Files an also be uploaded via… Read More

  • Box.net Releases OpenBox Platform for Integration of Web Applications

    Box.net Releases OpenBox Platform for Integration of Web Applications

    Online storage provider Box.net is announcing today the launch of OpenBox, a platform for developers to integrate their web applications into Box.net. The platform, once rolled out in full by December 5th, will enable web developers to create “service actions” on Box.net that allow users to easily load their files into 3rd-party web applications. These service actions will also… Read More

  • Box.net Releases Two-Way Storage Widget

    We wrote about Box.net a long time ago when we did a wrapup of online storage startups, and again in October 2006 when they raised a venture round from Draper Fisher Jurvetson. They’ve been keeping busy. Box.net now has 820,000 registered users and transfers 600,000 files per day. Today they launched a new widget product. It’s effectively a public folder that can be customized… Read More

  • Box.net Announces Funding, 500K Registered Users

    Online storage company Box.net will announce today that it has taken $1.5 million in Series A funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and has crossed the 500,000 registered user number. The funding was already known about after it was included in an SEC filing in August. Box.net previously received angel funding from a variety of people, including most notably Mark Cuban. (Update: Box.net… Read More

  • The Online Storage Gang

    The Online Storage Gang

    The online storage market is evolving fast. In the past, users could expect no more than a simple service where files could be slowly uploaded and downloaded from a mapped virtual drive or a simple web based interface. Little competition (and the bursting of the bubble) led to very high prices for a minimal amount of storage. Over the last year a slew of new services have launched (some… Read More

  • Nine Startups at E27 Summit

    I attended the E27 Technology Conference today at Stanford University. Startups founded by entrepreneurs who are less than 27 years old were eligible to present. With a couple of exceptions these companies were all new to me, and a few have the potential to be real winners. The E27 founders did a great job of picking quality attendees (lots of venture capitalists, big company representatives… Read More