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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 ...

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

On Monday at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs. DROPBOX: iCloud has never been a hugely appealing cloud storage option, that's at least partially because Dropbox ...

Apple’s iCloud Drive Takes Aim at Dropbox

Apple’s iCloud Drive Takes Aim at Dropbox

Apple on Monday unveiled a new cloud-based storage system called iCloud Drive. It works in conjunction with iCloud, but gives users greater depth, control and flexibility over the files they store online. iCloud Drive has a user interface similar to Dropbox and other established file storage services. Users can sort and ...

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

Dropbox has an automatic photo upload feature that’s pretty wonderful. Turn it on, and it automatically uploads every picture you take to its server. But unless you adjust your sync settings, it’s also a good way to chew through all your hard drive space in a hurry. If you’re a Dropbox user, you’ve been prompted to ...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide. Since Spotify launched in 2008, more than 12 billion hours of music have been streamed. The most streamed artist? Eminem. (Rihanna is the ...

Report: Google is Building a ‘Large Scale’ Wi-Fi Network in the Cloud

Report: Google is Building a ‘Large Scale’ Wi-Fi Network in the Cloud

Google is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless to build a large-scale Wi-Fi network in the cloud off of which any business could hang its wireless routers, according to a source familiar with the project who asked not to be named. Google’s plans to supply Wi-Fi services to small and medium-sized businesses ...

How Google Became the Undisputed King of the Consumer Cloud

How Google Became the Undisputed King of the Consumer Cloud

Game over. Google is now the master of the consumer cloud. The knockout punch was the successful deployment of Google Drive. Barely two years old, Google Drive has revolutionized the consumer and small-business cloud beyond recognition. Dropbox was the first reigning champion of the consumer cloud. Launched in 2008, Dropbox ...

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Microsoft already has an online file-storage service, OneDrive, and its own streaming music platform, Xbox Music, and the company appears to be combining the two to create a music locker in the cloud. LiveSino has discovered references to a OneDrive Music folder in source code files from Microsoft’s cloud-storage site. ...