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WhatsApp Communities, the messaging app’s anticipated expansion aimed at supporting larger discussion groups, has now rolled out to additional users as it nears a public launch. The company declined to…

WhatsApp confirms some users have access to its new group discussions feature, WhatsApp Communities

Swiss-Hungarian end-to-end encrypted cloud services provider Tresorit has added a new string to its security bow: It’s started offering E2E encrypted email as a subscription add-on for business users of…

Tresorit bolts on E2EE email via a plug-in for enterprise software

Digits, the startup that is building a new take on accounting software through an approach that it describes as building a “Living Model” of a company’s financial activity, has brought…

Digits books $65M on a $565M valuation to bring a more dynamic, automated approach to legacy accounting tools

Throughout its history as a public company, Box has had a bumpy ride. The company was founded back in 2005 as a consumer file sharing service, but shifted a few…

After a proxy fight victory, it’s time for Box to make some bold moves

One of the great things about editing all of our deep-dive EC-1 startup profiles is that you start to notice patterns across successful companies. While origin stories and trajectories can…

Why did file sharing drive so much startup innovation?

Slack is holding its Frontiers conference this week — virtually like everyone else in 2020 — and it’s introducing some new features to make it easier to message between partners.…

Slack introduces new features to ease messaging between business partners

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be joining us for a one-on-one interview at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt happening next week from September 14-18. Houston has been there and done that…

Drew Houston will talk about building a startup and digital transformation during COVID at TechCrunch Disrupt

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings

Box has always had to balance the idea of sharing content broadly while protecting it as it moved through the world, but the more you share, the more likely something…

Box introduces Box Shield with increased security controls and threat protection

For many years, the argument went that it would be hard to get large enterprises to move to the cloud, then that it would be impossible to get regulated industries…

Box lands big financial services company with Morgan Stanley digital vault win

With more than 100 million installs, file-sharing service 4shared is one of the most popular apps in the Android app store. But security researchers say the app is secretly displaying…

File-storage app 4shared caught serving invisible ads and making purchases without consent

The UK government has announced the next phase of a review of the law around the making and sharing of non-consensual intimate images, with ministers saying they want to ensure…

UK law review eyes abusive trends like deepfaked porn and cyber flashing

Google Drive’s offline capabilities are getting an upgrade. Currently, you can use Google Chrome to make your Docs, Sheets, and Slides available offline. On Tuesday, the company announced the launch…

Google Drive beta test expands offline support to non-Google files in Chrome

The UK government has laid out proposals to regulate online and social media platforms, setting out the substance of its long-awaited White Paper on online harms today — and kicking…

UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate internet firms

Barcelona-based Red Points has closed a $38 million Series C led by Summit Partners. Existing investors Northzone, Mangrove, Eight Roads Ventures and Banco Sabadell also participated in the funding round…

Red Points closes $38M Series C for its ‘antivirus’ SaaS for brands

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Fifty years of the internet

When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution.

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Fifty years of the internet

Over the years, businesses and their systems are getting more integrated, forming industry-specific trustless networks, and blockchain technology is in the foundation of this evolutionary step.

The next integration evolution — blockchain
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WeTransfer is getting weird…

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What do you do if you’re a European startup competing against the likes of Box and Dropbox, and are looking to make a splash in international markets like the U.S.?…

WeTransfer is getting weird…

File sharing tools are a dime a dozen these days. There’s Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud. But what if you want to share something quickly and easily from the command…

Transfer.sh is an instant sharing tool for programmers

Firefox is due for a comeback. A lot of the work the team spent on refactoring core parts of the browser is starting to pay off, and, while its market share…

Mozilla launches experimental voice search, file-sharing and note-taking tools for Firefox

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service that recently hit 1 billion users worldwide, is today rolling out a much-anticipated feature to its apps on iOS and Android devices: document sharing. Though…

WhatsApp adds support for document sharing, but only PDFs at launch

There are corks popping around the MPAA offices today. The American trade organization is claiming responsibility for shutting down several pirating services including a popular version of Popcorn Time, you…

MPAA Takes Down Pirating Group And Popcorn Time Fork

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based storage and file-sharing…

BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

A new mobile application from BitTorrent called Shoot wants to make it easier to move batches of photos or big video files between mobile devices – even when you’re sharing…

BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing company, is today opening an alpha test for its latest stab at disrupting — or at least getting people to rethink — how users interact…

BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most…

The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

CloudApp, a visual collaboration tool that began as a one-man project and has now grown to nearly 2 million users, is out today with its latest release, CloudApp 3.0, which…

Simple File-Sharing Tool CloudApp Rolls Out Version 3.0, Adds Team Collaboration

Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better…

The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

Like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, ESTmob’s Send Anywhere offers file sharing–but with a key difference. Instead of first saving files to cloud storage, Send Anywhere enables users to share…

Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Service Send Anywhere Raises $1M Seed Round

Nothing is truly NSA-proof or hacker-proof, but WireOver wants to offer you more security than Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive. The Y Combinator startup just emerged from stealth with a…

Protect Yourself From The NSA With WireOver’s Encrypted File Sharing