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The one problem with Dropbox’s $8 billion valuation: The service is too easy to leave

Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every time I connect my phone to my laptop, encouraging me to fill up my allotted gigabytes and get me …

Dropbox Is All Business On The Same Day Amazon Announces Competing Product

At Dropbox’s office on Wednesday, employees milled around in ties and collared shirts–foreign attire for any Silicon Valley startup–as the San Francisco-based company announced plans for a revamped business service. It was prescient timing too, as CEO Drew Houston and his cloud storage firm prepare …

lulz! Totally true. (cc @veronica @sarahlane)

Proof That THE WALKING DEAD and TOY STORY Are The Same!

Evernote: So useful, even malware loves it

Backdoor found that uses Evernote account for setup—and possibly to steal data.<p>Your average workaday botnet uses a command and control server to give …

Why Apple, eBay, and Walmart have some of the biggest data warehouses you’ve ever seen

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>In an age of Hadoop and a general analytics revolution, it’s easy to poke fun at legacy data warehouse vendors such as …

What If The Google Reader Readers Just Don’t Come Back?

If judged by my Twitter stream last week, the shutdown of Google Reader is the biggest story ever in the history of news. Of course, the reality is that Google is likely shutting down the product for a good reason: relatively few people used it, with less using it over time. More wood, fewer …