Tagged with: Cloud

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. ...

How to Pick the Best iOS Cloud Music App for Your CD Collection

How to Pick the Best iOS Cloud Music App for Your CD Collection

Believe it or not, an awful lot of people still buy CDs. When digital music purchases surpassed physical music sales in 2011, one would have thought that the world had forever changed and no-one was buying CDs anymore. Then it was all about on-demand music services like Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music and Google Play’s All ...

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 ...