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Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders

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Cloud storage service Dropbox has continued to increase the functionality of its iOS app after it introduced improved support for PDFs. The update improves the experience of viewing multiple pages with the addition of a Cover Flow-like layout to index them. In a subtle change the PDF viewer now has...
Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders

Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down

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This probably isn't a huge surprise, but with the launch of Kim Dotcom's new Mega cloud drive system, many in the entertainment industry have assumed that he must be relaunching Megaupload and a way to infringe. However, it seems pretty clear that Mega is quite different and mostly resembles other...
Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down
Quik.io, the "FedEx of the Web," takes super fast media sharing to iPhone

Share office documents between Windows and an iPad, Part II

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The answer I gave Richard Wiringa in my September 10 post is already out of date. Here's a new one. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] Apple's improvements still doesn't match the built-in Dropbox support in third-party iOS office apps,...
Share office documents between Windows and an iPad, Part II

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public
Triage for iPhone is a 'first aid' email app that helps speed clean your inbox

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

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In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

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Paperless Post cofounder Alexa Hirschfeld told Cosmo she got some helpful hints on using Facebook to boost her startup's online invite service after running into CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a wedding. We're not positive, since Hirschfeld didn't give details and hasn't responded to an inquiry, but we think we've pieced...
A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

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Dropbox plans to add features that will turn it from a personal file share/locker business into a broader content-delivery one. Dropbox is amazingly popular as a cloud-based file locker, or for small scale sharing of files between individual users--but the company just revealed some new features that begin to...
Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

Facebook Partners With Dropbox to Share Stuff Inside Groups

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Dropbox users can now share information they have stored in the cloud with their Groups on Facebook through a new a partnership being announced today by the two companies. In order to share documents, photos or videos, users will be prompted to link their Facebook accounts to Dropbox. Once a...
Facebook Partners With Dropbox to Share Stuff Inside Groups

The New New Tech Writing: Straight Up Penning Poems About Stuff

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How much do we love thee, Drew Houston? Let us count the ways. (Photo: wiki.smu.edu) There’s the gadget liveblog, the multimedia-heavy feature and the bloggy, snarky take. But as we near the end of 2012, we may have reached the last possible evolutionary stage of tech writing: just fucking penning...
The New New Tech Writing: Straight Up Penning Poems About Stuff

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

Facebook Groups get more useful for business with Dropbox file sharing

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Here’s a hot bit of news for you. Starting today, Dropbox is rolling out a feature in conjunction with Facebook that will allow you to share your Dropbox files directly to Facebook Groups. “To share with your Facebook group, click ‘Add File’ on the group’s page. Once you choose to...
Facebook Groups get more useful for business with Dropbox file sharing

Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

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The use of shadow IT — storing and sharing files on non-sanctioned clouds from Box, Dropbox and others, partly propelled by the bring-your-own-device trend — is not news, because it’s been going on for years despite the compliance and security problems it can pose. But IT leaders are fighting back,...
Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new IT controls

Documents is a free, powerful, cloud-integrated document and media manager for iPad

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Readdle, the developer of several popular productivity applications for iOS, has launched a new app: Documents for iPad. Documents is an intuitive application that allows users to easily manage document files and media such as video, audio, and photos. While, at its core, Documents is a great way to...
Documents is a free, powerful, cloud-integrated document and media manager for iPad

WebEx co-founder launches Moxtra app to organize your multimedia, foster collaboration

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Moxtra, the new organizational app from the team behind WebEx, wants to classify your media and help you collaborate better.  What’s most interesting is how well the iPhone/iPad app plays well with other software. The free app allows you to add virtually any type of multimedia, including documents, photos, web...
WebEx co-founder launches Moxtra app to organize your multimedia, foster collaboration
With Audiogalaxy Acquisition, Dropbox Signals Its Cloud Music Ambitions

Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

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Hyperdesktop (free) is right up your alley if you are a blogger, involved in tech support, or like to upload lots of images for Facebook and Reddit. Uploading multiple images the regular way can be a hassle. You always need to have your browser open on the correct image-uploading...
Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

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As a world (in)famous technologist with the literal last name “Dotcom,” Kim Dotcom is a man whose swag is matched only by the damages sought against him by the U.S. government. His filesharing site Megaupload was long the ire of record companies and movie studios, who say it was a...
Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

Share as you upload: Cloudup simplifies sending files on web and mobile

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Dropbox and Google Drive work quite well for sharing files with friends and family, but a whole other genre of apps exist for people who need to share files even faster. CloudApp and Droplr are two notable entries, which let you share files by dragging them into a menu...
Share as you upload: Cloudup simplifies sending files on web and mobile
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Dominates In Consumer Cloud Services (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

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Microsoft has sold over four million upgrades for Windows 8 in the first few days after its launch. Speaking at the Build developers event on the Microsoft campus, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed the number in his keynote speech, alongside announcements for more Windows 8 apps, such as PayPal, Dropbox, and...
Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature

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Clipboard, the accurately-named clipping service, is getting into the cloud storage game after adding a new file upload feature that includes 1GB of free space. The Clipboard team announced the update on Monday, following a revamp of its Clipper browser plugin last month. Files are limited to a maximum of...
Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature
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Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

Microsoft's Ballmer Does Not Fear Dropbox or an Office-less IPad

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As the company rolls out Office 2013, its CEO talks about his vision for the future of workers...
Microsoft's Ballmer Does Not Fear Dropbox or an Office-less IPad

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?

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In the past few years just about every country with a high-speed network and a national budget has hatched a "startup ecosystem." From http://readwrite.com/2012/04/17/move-your-startup-to-chile-con to the Silicon Taiga, these programs offer entrepreneurs funding, infrastructure and support in an effort to lure a critical mass of promising young companies and spawn...
Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?
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