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April 9, 2014  3:55 PM

So What’s the Deal With the OpenText-Box Lawsuit, Anyway?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, cloud storage, google

In case you missed it, OpenText is known as the largest software company in Canada, and its CEO is Mark Barrenechea, which I mention only because I'm always delighted to see a good Basque name. Anyway, OpenText 

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March 14, 2014  1:08 PM

Google Finally Follows Yahoo!’s Lead, Drops Storage Prices



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, box, cloud, cloud storage, google, google drive, icloud, skydrive

It took almost a year, but the other shoe finally dropped. And so did the price of Google online storage. In May 2013, Yahoo! announced that all users of its Flickr online photo storage service would get a


November 30, 2013  9:56 AM

I Finally Got a Terabyte On My Laptop



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud storage, samsung, solid-state, ssd, terabyte hard disk, western digital

A little over two years ago, Samsung and Western Digital each announced 9.5 cm 1 TB hard disk drives, which caused me to say at the time “I want a terabyte on my laptop.” Now’s...


June 21, 2013  4:39 PM

Following Amazon, Google Unveils a Bigger Station Wagon



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backblaze, bandwidth, cloud storage, encryption, google, pigeons, station wagons

“The point is this: No matter how fat a pipe you have to the Internet, at some given amount of data, it’s going to be faster, cheaper, or both to use some manual method to ship data on some storage medium.” I wrote that in September, 2011, in what remains (if I do say so myself) a...


May 27, 2013  10:55 AM

Flickr Starts Online Storage Arms Race



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, cloud storage, google

There's a new arms race, which all started a week ago when Yahoo! announced that users of its Flickr online photo-sharing service would get 1 terabyte of storage each, free. The mind reels. "To


April 29, 2013  7:07 PM

Everything Wrong With Jingming Zhang’s Rutgers Laptop Theft in 1,059 Words



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, backup, backups, cloud storage, dropbox, flash drives, google drive, law enforcement, memory stick, online backup, replication, skydrive, thumb drives, world backup day, youtube

Jingming Zhang is one unlucky SOB. After five years of research, as he was working on the thesis required for his PhD in chemistry from Rutgers University, the laptop containing all of his data was reportedly stolen from an unlocked lab in the college. Zhang wrote a note and put up flyers about...


March 8, 2013  1:39 PM

Your Cloud Storage Service is Looking for Child Porn in Your Files



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud storage, government

It's not the first time that we've learned that our data on a cloud storage system isn't necessarily private, but it's a useful reminder. William Steven Albaugh, 67, was arrested after police found “numerous files of child pornography” on his Verizon online storage locker and several thumb...


February 7, 2013  1:06 AM

Supreme Court May Decide What ‘Storage’ Is



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backup, cloud storage, data storage, government

What is storage? That's the question that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is asking the Supreme Court to decide, in a friend-of-the-court brief it has filed in the case of


December 5, 2012  3:20 PM

What a Dropbox Acquisition Would Mean



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
apple, autonomy, box, cloud storage, dropbox, ediscovery, file sharing, ipo, nasuni, skydrive

In its list for 2013, IDC has predicted that the cloud file-sharing company Dropbox will be acquired next year.

"Dropbox will be acquired by a major enterprise...


October 25, 2012  3:26 PM

Musical Chairs in the Storage Market



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
carbonite, cloud storage, microsoft, rush limbaugh

It's been a busy week in the storage market. The biggest player is that Microsoft acquiring cloud storage vendor StorSimple, but in addition, 


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