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Windows 10 to soon feature cloud restoring
Windows 10 to soon feature cloud restoring
One of the worst nightmares of a Windows users is having the system bricked. You'll have to either reinstall Windows or, if you are lucky enough, ...... 02 Aug 2019 - 1 comment
States begin experimenting with 'cloud taxes' on services like Netflix and Spotify
States begin experimenting with 'cloud taxes' on services like Netflix and Spotify
As the world has moved away from physical media, states are now looking to make up the lost revenue in the form of "cloud taxes" on your favorite ...... 27 Aug 2015
Square Enix launches cloud-based streaming 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS, Android
Square Enix launches cloud-based streaming 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS, Android
Publisher Square Enix has made an interesting announcement this weekend; launching a cloud-based 'Final Fantasy XIII' for iOS and Android, as ...... 13 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Dropbox Pro gets a major update, better security, 1TB space for all
Dropbox Pro gets a major update, better security, 1TB space for all
Dropbox has announced today a major update for their Dropbox Pro product, including better security and better collaboration tools. First: ...... 27 Aug 2014 - 4 comments
Nest Labs acquires home monitor camera startup Dropcam
Nest Labs acquires home monitor camera startup Dropcam
Nest Labs (now part of Google) has announced their acquisition of Dropcam, a startup that has been building home monitoring cameras. The ...... 21 Jun 2014
Box sees its revenue doubling this year
Box sees its revenue doubling this year
Cloud storage and collaboration company Box has projected that its revenue will double this year to $200 million, ahead of the company going public. ...... 08 Mar 2014 - 1 comment
Guide: Legally converting your DVD/Blu-ray discs to digital copies in the cloud with VUDU
Guide: Legally converting your DVD/Blu-ray discs to digital copies in the cloud with VUDU
Last year, VUDU launched its "disc-to-digital" initiative, giving disc owners a chance to have access to a digital copy of their movie in the ...... 08 Jun 2013 - 21 comments
Google Music expanded to seven new countries
Google Music expanded to seven new countries
Google has announced that its Google Play Music service has been expanded to seven new nations. The new countries are Australia, New Zealand, ...... 10 Apr 2013
Nintendo: Cloud is not the future of gaming, dedicated platforms will stay relevant
Nintendo: Cloud is not the future of gaming, dedicated platforms will stay relevant
Iwata says Cloud gaming has major issues. Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, was asked by investors about the future of dedicated gaming ...... 05 Feb 2013 - 5 comments
Amazon gives technical report on why Netflix was down on Christmas Eve
Amazon gives technical report on why Netflix was down on Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve, Netflix fans were met with bad news; their streaming service was not available to them. The issue was thanks to Amazon ...... 01 Jan 2013 - 4 comments
Netflix streaming is back up
Netflix streaming is back up
Last night, some Netflix fans were met with bad news; their streaming service was not available to them on Christmas Eve. The issue was thanks ...... 25 Dec 2012 - 4 comments
Microsoft prices Office 365 University
Microsoft prices Office 365 University
Microsoft has unveiled the pricing for their cloud-based Office 365 University. The productivity suite is aimed at college kids and will ...... 25 Oct 2012 - 3 comments
Amazon cloud outage causes thousands of sites to go down
Amazon cloud outage causes thousands of sites to go down
One of Amazon's cloud data centers went down earlier today, causing thousands of sites to be taken offline for as much as 3 hours. A few ...... 23 Oct 2012
OnLive sold for just $4.8 million
OnLive sold for just $4.8 million
OnLive, the cloud-based gaming company, was sold for just $4.8 million, literally pennies on the dollar for the company that was once valued ...... 15 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
Microsoft releases native SkyDrive app for Android
Microsoft releases native SkyDrive app for Android
Microsoft has continued its push to make SkyDrive the cloud storage service of choice. The company has created a native app for Android. ...... 29 Aug 2012
OnLive acquired, all employees laid off, some re-hired
OnLive acquired, all employees laid off, some re-hired
Over the week, there has been a mystery surrounding cloud gaming service OnLive. Three days ago, it appeared that the company was set to ...... 18 Aug 2012 - 7 comments
Microsoft launches Android SkyDrive app
Microsoft launches Android SkyDrive app
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud service. Additionally, the company has unveiled an Android app for the service. SkyDrive.com ...... 15 Aug 2012 - 6 comments
OnLive partners with upcoming Ouya
OnLive partners with upcoming Ouya
OnLive, the popular cloud video game service, has announced a new partner today, the upcoming Kickstarter-funded Ouya. Says OnLive: "Like ...... 27 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
iTunes in the Cloud movies now in 37 countries
iTunes in the Cloud movies now in 37 countries
Apple has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud for movies service to 35 new nations. The new nations with access to movies are Australia, Argentine, ...... 20 Jul 2012 - 2 comments
Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram all see downtime
Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram all see downtime
Late last night, a major storm in Virgina took down some major servers at Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, causing extended downtime for major ...... 30 Jun 2012
Interesting: Video leaked of the Nokia Air line
Interesting: Video leaked of the Nokia Air line
Leaked video of the upcoming Nokia Air line of products has made its way to YouTube. The "Air" operating system is cloud-based that allows ...... 24 Jun 2012 - 5 comments
Reviewing Chrome OS 21: Google gives the operating system a face lift
Reviewing Chrome OS 21: Google gives the operating system a face lift
Over the last few weeks, Google has introduced new Chrome OS products like the Samsung Chromebox and a line of new notebooks. More importantly, ...... 18 Jun 2012 - 8 comments
Cloud security co. Qualys files for IPO
Cloud security co. Qualys files for IPO
The cloud security provider Qualys has filed for an IPO, looking to raise $100 million. Qualys provides a cloud computing based platform ...... 10 Jun 2012
Google Drive for Linux is coming
Google Drive for Linux is coming
Yesterday, search giant Google announced the launch of the oft-rumored Drive cloud service. While the announcement was a large success, there ...... 25 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Google Drive is finally here
Google Drive is finally here
After years of rumor, the cloud-based Google Drive is finally here. Google has announced the service via their blog as "A place where you ...... 24 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Microsoft offering free SkyDrive storage for new, existing users
Microsoft offering free SkyDrive storage for new, existing users
Microsoft has announced their fully revamped SkyDrive cloud storage platform today, offering new users 7GB free space if they have never tried it. ...... 24 Apr 2012 - 9 comments
Dropbox doubles up on referral bonuses
Dropbox doubles up on referral bonuses
Folder and cloud sync service Dropbox has announced that referral bonuses will be doubled for the future. Instead of the normal 250MB you ...... 04 Apr 2012 - 4 comments
Rumor: Google Drive will come with 5GB free storage
Rumor: Google Drive will come with 5GB free storage
TalkAndroid is reporting today that Google's upcoming "Google Drive" cloud service will give users 5GB of free storage, right from the start. ...... 02 Apr 2012 - 3 comments
Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April?
Google Drive cloud storage platform coming in April?
After years of rumor, it appears that Google's cloud storage platform "Drive" is finally ready to be launched. According to Om, the platform ...... 27 Mar 2012 - 8 comments
Microsoft blames Leap Year bug for Azure downtime
Microsoft blames Leap Year bug for Azure downtime
Microsoft has blamed a Leap Year bug for the downtime Windows Azure users had on February 28th. Says the software giant: "The issue was quickly ...... 02 Mar 2012 - 3 comments
Reviewing Bitcasa, the infinite cloud storage solution
Reviewing Bitcasa, the infinite cloud storage solution
What is Bitcasa? Bitcasa is a start-up begun by former execs at Mastercard, VeriSign and Mozy and is the latest entrant to the cloud storage market. ...... 16 Jan 2012 - 19 comments
Review: Google Music looks like it could be a hit
Review: Google Music looks like it could be a hit
Last week Google's challenge for Apple's dominance in the online music world, called Google Music officially came out of beta and opened to the public. ...... 24 Nov 2011 - 5 comments
Google wins battle to submit bid for US government cloud services
Google wins battle to submit bid for US government cloud services
Google has dropped a complaint against the US Department of the Interior (DOI) claiming the agency improperly awarded a cloud services contract ...... 29 Sep 2011 - 1 comment
LaCie offers CloudBox; backup locally and in the cloud
LaCie offers CloudBox; backup locally and in the cloud
Put your backups in the cloud for peace of mind. The LaCie CloudBox is a solution for backing up files that dramatically reduces the risk ...... 25 Jun 2011 - 4 comments
Microsoft revamps SkyDrive
Microsoft revamps SkyDrive
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud service this week, adding an HTML5 design alongside new features. Anyone with a Hotmail/Live account ...... 21 Jun 2011 - 1 comment
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