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Update: Microsoft throws free OneDrive storage at consumers

Microsoft has kicked off a free 100GB OneDrive upgrade to U.S. Dropbox users, hoping to prompt desertions from the rival storage service.

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

Major storage vendors and startups alike are now pushing software-defined systems spanning anything from a set of arrays to a whole enterprise.

Box gets customer-managed key encryption

Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service.

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Warning: Apple wants to get you hooked on iCloud

Apple keeps on integrating iCloud within its platforms -- but the free space it offers is a joke!

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist

Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup.

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box today unveiled the beta of Box Enterprise Key Management, a new security model that lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud.

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Backblaze releases raw data on all 41,000 HDDs in its data center

Online backup provider Backblaze today released raw performance data collected over three years on drives in its data center, allowing the public to pore over failure rates from various vendors models.

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser to access company documents and the only way to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

Dropbox has acquired visual design version control startup Pixelapse, adding another arrow to its competitive quiver.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

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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