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I’ve been talking to Nik Cubrilovic, the founder of Sydney, Australia based Omnidrive, since I posted about the need for a good online storage service in November (see no. 1 in that post).

I’ve had the chance to test it over the last few days. It’s pre-beta but will be launching soon. They’ve solved a lot of the problems associated with storage away from the network, and has both an online and a desktop interface.

Omnidrive will have a free version with a gig or so of storage, and paid plans after that. The feature set is awesome – it has everything you could ask for, including dealing with massive file uploads in the background. Full review coming soon – sign up for the beta announcement on the site.

  • k

    I’m not sure if it will be a winner if the first cloud vendor makes friends with the community and hasn’t got ads when / where the conversation takes place.

    My second thought is we are better off when Tw*tterville is everywhere, not just on Twitter. Whereever it is, the owner of the community gets to decide who supplies the ads and not the cloud vendor, right?
    Your prediction seems to suggest the cloud vendor will be the owner of the communities.
    Or they have access to whatever’s being said and they have permission to serve ads. That means the cloud vendor’s cloud services might be free and they offer the community owner a percentage of profits.
    The cloud vendor needs an ad platform or they need Google where the advertisers already are.
    And when Google decides to be a cloud vendor (they already did, right?) , the first cloud vendor will be f_ed.

  • Sekhar Ravinutala

    I was hoping that Oracle “Social CRM” extends to customers’ social networks and blogs (like Facebook/Twitter). Looks like NOT. From the demo/write-ups on the Oracle site, apparently it’s just the sales people who’re on the social network, interacting with customers the old way, through email.

    So, what’s new here? I guess an intranet custom social network for sales people + some BI ability to make sense of their updates on the network. I guess it’s something, but nowhere near what it’d be to hook up with customer’s social networks. What do you think?

  • TravisV

    All the way back in the late 90s many of us had crude home grown apps (used internally, sitting on some sharedrive or intranet) where our employees could write “notes” in a notes field, and sometimes there were even email “alerts” when a change had been made. Technically I suppose it could be called “collaboration” – and the app, by nature was “social” (because people were sharing it).

    All these little cutesy terms for levels of interaction that have been around for more than 10 years. How often does the actual technological innovation with “social technology” come anywhere near the volume of bloviation used to describe it? Time and again, I get lured into reading about some amazing social technology app (Twitter, et al) and get intrigued enough to check it out … only to be *severely* underwhelmed.

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