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Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox on Friday announced its desktop client is getting streaming sync, a new feature that significantly reduces the time needed to synchronize large files. You can download the new version now from dropbox.com, and the company promises the improvement will be rolled out “over the next couple weeks.” Until now, ...

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world through its Amazon Web Services unit, ...

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com

Microsoft announced a trio of security-focused nuggets on Tuesday. First up, Outlook.com is now cloaked in Transport Layer Security (TLS), cryptographic protocols used to safeguard data traveling between users – this works for both outbound and inbound messages. Matt Thomlinson, Vice President, Trustworthy Computing ...

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud’s Web Apps

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud’s Web Apps

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps. With the new implementation, Apple is expanding its two-step ...

Launch Your Start-Up With the Cloud

Launch Your Start-Up With the Cloud

The migration of business to the cloud is accelerating. By the end of 2017, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid IT models incorporating cloud-based networks into their infrastructure to some degree, Gartner predicts. Small businesses are riding the same trend. Technology provider CDW reports that the number of ...

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company -- and it's the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up correct on both counts. A 6-3 Supreme Court decision ...

‘Google Cloud Dataflow’ is an Awesome New Big Data Pipeline

‘Google Cloud Dataflow’ is an Awesome New Big Data Pipeline

Google made a big contribution to the big data world 10 years ago, when it released a paper on MapReduce, a programming model for doing big computing jobs on hefty data sets. But it turns out that, all this time, Google has been working on something far more advanced. At Google’s annual I/O shindig on Wednesday, the tech ...

Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Cloud Storage to 15GB

Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Cloud Storage to 15GB

Microsoft on Monday announced a ream of pricing and plan updates for its OneDrive cloud storage service, which include increasing capacity and cutting the cost of additional space. Free OneDrive users previously got up to 7GB of storage space simply for signing up, but soon everyone will be able to store up to 15GB of files ...

Microsoft’s New ‘Azure ML’ Platform Will Help Predict the Future

Microsoft’s New ‘Azure ML’ Platform Will Help Predict the Future

Microsoft has been on quite a cloud roll lately and on Tuesday it announced a new cloud-based machine learning platform called Azure ML, which enables companies to use the power of the cloud to build applications and APIs based on big data and predict future events instead of looking backwards at what happened. The product ...

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox has been acquiring companies to help it expand the services that it can offer to consumers and enterprises beyond cloud storage. But the company — which has raised $1.1 billion and is among the larger tech startups tipped for an IPO – is also making strategic acquisitions to help keep its own house in order. We ...