Tagged with: Cloud

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Touting 275 million users, Dropbox on Wednesday debuted a set of productivity tools to help users work more efficiently, including Mailbox for Android, a standalone photo app Carousel, and collaborative editing features. "What makes me so happy is this family just got a lot bigger," CEO Drew Houston said. About a year after ...

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general manager Steven Martin, saying it will ...

Microsoft Appoints Names New Leaders of Cloud and Xbox Divisions

Microsoft Appoints Names New Leaders of Cloud and Xbox Divisions

On Monday morning, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced that Scott Guthrie is now the executive vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise group, Phil Spencer will run its Xbox work, and that, when the Nokia acquisition closes, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will pick up the title of executive vice president of the ...

Google Announces Aggressive Price Cuts for its Cloud Platform

Google Announces Aggressive Price Cuts for its Cloud Platform

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications. To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company on Tuesday announced huge price cuts ...

Google and Microsoft are Track Climate Change Through the Cloud

Google and Microsoft are Track Climate Change Through the Cloud

Data.gov is getting a whole lot greener thanks to its new section dedicated to climate information. The new channel is the product of President Obama's Climate Data Initiative, and pulls information that can help predict the effects of climate change and prevent any damage that may result. The raw data comes from the likes ...

Dropbox Will Soon Let You Switch Between Personal and Work Accounts

Dropbox Will Soon Let You Switch Between Personal and Work Accounts

Dropbox will let you manage separate work and personal accounts on all of your devices next month, The Verge has learned. In advance of an April 9th press event, the company has notified users of its Dropbox for Business product that they will soon be able to access personal and work Dropbox files without logging in and out ...

Beware This Clever (and Convincing) Google Drive / E-Mail Scam

Beware This Clever (and Convincing) Google Drive / E-Mail Scam

With literally millions of phishing scams crossing the wires each day, media reports about individual ones are the quintessential dog-bites-man stories that are rarely worth the time of writer or reader alike. Every now and then, though, one comes along that's clever enough to make it rise to the top of the massive steaming ...

Google Cuts Pricing of Drive Cloud Service

Google Cuts Pricing of Drive Cloud Service

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive on Thursday. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way down to $9.99. Any ...

Microsoft Announces Low-Cost ‘Office 365 Personal,’ Limited to 2 Devices

Microsoft Announces Low-Cost ‘Office 365 Personal,’ Limited to 2 Devices

Microsoft on Thursday announced Office 365 Personal, a new subscription offering for the company’s productivity suite in the cloud. Designed for the individual, it is limited to just one PC or Mac, plus one tablet, and will be available this spring for $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month. At the same time, Microsoft has ...

Google Launches Docs and Sheets ‘Add-On Stores’

Google Launches Docs and Sheets ‘Add-On Stores’

Google on Tuesday launched separate add-on stores for its Google Docs and Sheets products. To browse add-ons directly without navigating to the stores first, just hit “Get add-ons” in the Add-ons menu of any document or spreadsheet. Add-ons in the stores are created by developer partners that give users more features in ...