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Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

Dropbox has finally released an app for Microsoft's smartphones.

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Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

Dropbox continues to build its business away from sync-and-share cloud storage with the acquisition of CloudOn, which offers a "simple and beautiful" mobile document creation and editing tool.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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Verizon gets 'black eye' in long cloud shutdown

The Verizon Cloud platform is up and running again after a 40-hour shutdown over the weekend for a planned upgrade.

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New service wants to rent out your hard drive's extra space

A new service is beta testing a peer-to-peer network that would "rent" unused capacity on your computer's hard drive to store other people’s files.

Advanced OneDrive feature to miss first version of Windows 10

Microsoft will not restore an advanced OneDrive feature to Windows 10 until after the new operating system officially releases later this year.

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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

Apple has fixed an issue that could have allowed attackers to launch brute-force attacks against iCloud users.

AT&T builds on Internet of Things offerings with cloud-based data store

AT&T unveiled new design tools and a managed service for enterprise-based developers to use in building Internet of Things apps and services.

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Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

Cloud service provider Backblaze has published data comparing the performance of two of the leading providers of high-capacity hard drives.

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Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

Today Box introduced Box Trust, a partner program to certify solutions that are guaranteed to work with the cloud sync-and-store product.

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Storage predictions for 2015

The storage industry is changing rapidly. This post covers the trends and technologies that will affect your decisions in 2015

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Dropbox for Business becomes a platform with new API

With the introduction of a Dropbox for Business API, cloud storage and collaboration company Dropbox opens the gates for all kinds of new integrations with the likes of Splunk, Microsoft, IBM, Dell and others.

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The state of storage in 2014

Planning often and early is a good idea. In this two part blog on storage directions, I cover the current state of the art in 2014, and where I believe we'll be heading in 2015 and beyond.

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How Apple could exploit a forever-free iCloud

While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has so far stood above the fray. But there's no reason why Apple can't join in the fun.

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Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

Microsoft schedules OneDrive rollout for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers

Microsoft on Monday promised that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would have access to OneDrive for Business, the company's enterprise-grade cloud storage service, by the end of January 2015.

Microsoft's defense of OneDrive changes fails to silence critics

Microsoft's explanation of why it discarded an advanced feature in OneDrive on Windows 10 failed to curb angry users' criticism.

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