Cloud Drive

  • 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

  • Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Amazon announced this morning through an email to its customers that all personal documents archived in your Kindle e-reader library are also now being made available from Amazon Cloud Drive. The files will be placed in a new folder called “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” where you’ll then be able to manage the items as you would any other file, including being able to organize, share… Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App Expands To Support Video Upload & Playback On Android

    Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App Expands To Support Video Upload & Playback On Android

    Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, the photo uploading utility that helps move photos from a mobile device into Amazon’s online storage, may have to change its name. Now, the tool doesn’t just support photo uploads, it supports videos as well. Videos can be manually uploaded one by one, or users can opt to have videos auto-save from their devices directly into Amazon’s cloud. Read More

  • Amazon Takes On Google, Facebook & Dropbox By Adding Auto-Uploads To Its Cloud Drive Photos App

    Amazon Takes On Google, Facebook & Dropbox By Adding Auto-Uploads To Its Cloud Drive Photos App

    Look out, Google, Facebook and Dropbox? Amazon has now added automatic mobile photo uploads to its Amazon Cloud Drive Photos Android app, in an update released yesterday evening. The functionality makes the otherwise fairly bare bones photos app more of a competitor in the space, given that Google (via its Google+ app), Dropbox, and Facebook (iOS-only for now), have all recently eased the… Read More

  • Amazon’s Cloud Drive Now Live In Japan To Beef Up Its Kindle And Content Business There

    Amazon’s Cloud Drive Now Live In Japan To Beef Up Its Kindle And Content Business There

    In October Amazon added Japan for the first time to the list of markets where it sells its Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets, which will go on sale December 19. Today, it’s giving those products a bit of services support: the Cloud Drive is now live in Japan, too. Read More

  • Amazon Lowers Cloud Drive Prices, Announces Availability In Italy, Spain In Addition To UK, Germany, France

    Amazon Lowers Cloud Drive Prices, Announces Availability In Italy, Spain In Addition To UK, Germany, France

    Amazon introduces Cloud Drive in Italy and Spain following September’s launch in the UK, Germany and France. Cloud Drive is Amazon’s digital locker offering to complete its media offering. As the Kindle Fire is expected to launch in Europe in the coming days, Cloud Drive will allow users to store their photos, music and documents in the cloud and stream this data to a Kindle Fire or… Read More

  • Amazon, Music, And A Sunny Forecast For The Cloud

    Last week, Amazon launched its Cloud Drive, with an emphasis on music storage. ¬†While there have been a number of “jukebox” services these last 10 years (Napster 2.0, MusicNow, Virgin Digital, Yahoo Music Unlimited, MTV Urge, MOG, Spotify, Thumbplay, Rdio), relatively few “locker” offerings have emerged—although rumors of new locker services from Apple and… Read More

  • Founders Of MP3.com, mSpot On Amazon's Music Locker: All Eyes On The Labels

    Founders Of MP3.com, mSpot On Amazon's Music Locker: All Eyes On The Labels

    I penned a blog post earlier today covering the potential impact that Amazon’s new digital music locker will have on startups that have been letting people upload their music to the cloud for years (but charge more for it than Amazon does unless they need to store literally tens of thousands of songs). I got a response from the founders and head honchos of two of those startups in the… Read More