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 Continue Reading →
WWDC 2014
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 Continue Reading →
Apple iCloud Drive
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 organize their files as Continue Reading →
Spotify
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 most streamed female artist.) Continue Reading →
Google
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 was an incredible leap forward. Continue Reading →
Xbox Music
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. The files describe the new Continue Reading →