Technology from Y-Combinator backed startup to be used for enterprise applications
Cloud file storage company Box announced yesterday that it is acquiring file streaming startup Streem for an undisclosed sum. The technology behind the cloud-to-desktop streaming service will be integrated into Box's cloud offerings. Streem's four-person team will fold into the Box team to work on content management solutions for enterprise.
Video downloads, AirPrint promised in later updates
Cloud storage service Box has released a major overhaul of its iOS client, v3.0.0. The app has been fully rewritten, and sports a new interface with a streamlined navigation system. Previews of photos, videos, and documents have been improved, as have sharing functions. Real-time search is now possible for and within files, and Box says that the app should render photos and documents faster.
Text editing tool brings Box in line with Google Docs
Cloud storage service Box has revealed a future update to its apps and service which will bring it more in line with offerings from Google and Evernote. Box Notes is a word processor which, in a similar way to how Google Docs operates within Google Drive, allows users to create and edit documents directly in Box storage accounts.
Box for Android introduces updates feed, offline support, multiple accounts
Cloud storage service Box has updated its Android app with a number of changes. The new updates feed in version 2.2 includes a document preview area for recently-uploaded items as well as recent activity, something viewable in the new resizable home screen widget, while offline file support has been enhanced. Multiple accounts can now be accessed in the same app, and a new navigation drawer and viewing options are also included.
Developer joins Box iOS app team to add document viewing technology
Enterprise-oriented cloud storage firm Box has acquired Folders, an iOS app used to manage files from cloud storage services. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, will see the technology behind the app rolled into Box's own iOS app, with Folders developer Martin Destagnol being drafted in to help with its integration.
The good, bad, and pricey among cloud solutions
In fashion, trends come and go like breezes: quick, occasionally refreshing, and usually leaving little trace that they were there in the first place. It's the same in the world of computing, where we've gone in the space of a few years from desktops and iPods to ultrabooks and smartphones. One thing has remained constant amidst the ever-changing standards of computer form factors, though: you need a place to hold your stuff. Thus, among the fleeting fads there's one computing trend that looks like it might have staying power: cloud storage.
Google Drive tip narrows launch
The often-rumored Google Drive might have at last settled on a more definitive launch plan that would include true cross-platform access. A draft press release sliped to The Next Web had the service more closely following the Dropbox formula, where files were stored in a syncing folder or folders on a Mac or Windows PC. Although widely suspected, it's now believed to have an iOS app to match the Android and desktop components.
LG Viper 4G LTE gets launch details
Sprint officially crowned its first LTE smartphone on Tuesday, giving the distinction to the LG Viper 4G LTE. The Android 2.3 hardware will get pre-orders on April 12 at one of the lower prices for LTE, at $100 on a contract. Smartphone plans cost the same and, at a starting $80, is both one of the less expensive LTE offerings and the only one with with unlimited (if on-device) data.
Box OneCloud lets users save files into the cloud
Cloud document storage company Box will soon streamline the way iOS users can edit documents through existing apps such as QuickOffice. Users can now perform quick edits by hitting the Save back to Box button that will overwrite the file on the cloud server. Earlier, users had to re-import the new file and save it as a separate file on the cloud server.
Box adds new features, languages to Android app
Cloud storage provider Box has just unveiled an all-new Android app (free, Android Market) for quick access to its service. Newly added are collaboration features such as commenting, bulk uploading, and adding uploaders to folders. Android 4.0 is also supported, and there are four new Western European languages.
Latest company to team with cloud storage provider
HP has announced a program that will provide free Box cloud storage for customers who purchase select Compaq pro-level desktop machines. The computer maker appears to be expanding its collaboration with the cloud service provider, following a similar promotion that brought 50GB in free storage for the TouchPad tablet.
Limited LG and Box offer good until March 31
Cloud content storage provider Box has detailed another smartphone partnership. LG will be offering free lifetime 50GB Box Personal accounts to its Android phone and tablet owners. The time-limited promo is available for all owners of devices running Android 2.1 or higher.
Sony Ericsson Xperias to get 50GB of Box storage
Sony Ericsson early this week revealed that Xperia owners will get the same 50GB of cloud storage space as their iOS counterparts. It has now clarified that announcement, stating that the Box for Android mobile app isn't quite ready for release. Sony Ericsson would only say the company is in the middle of finalizing the promotion and that it's coming soon.
Offers 5GB free to Android & iOS devices and PCs
Pogoplug has released Pogoplug Cloud, an online storage service for smartphones, tablets and computers. The company is currently running an introductory promotion which offers subscribers up to 5GB storage. Mobile users can download a free app to access the service (free, App Store, Android Market).
DEal open for next 50 days for lifetime 50storage
Box.net, the online content access, sharing and collaboration service is offering 50GB of free storage to owners of iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. The cloud-based storage is free "forever," it claims The offer itself is time limited, starting tonight at midnight and running for the next 50 days.