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Box acquires technology, team behind file streaming company Streem

06/17, 5:53pm

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.

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Box redesigns iOS app with UI, preview, search, and speed upgrades

01/15, 3:38pm

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.

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Box plans Notes collaborative word processor for cloud storage service

09/16, 11:58am

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.

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Briefly: Box for Android updates, Comcast Internet Essentials enhanced

08/13, 12:20pm

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.

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Box aquires Folders, plans to integrate into own iOS cloud storage app

05/24, 2:39am

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.

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Heads-up: tips for living in the cloud

04/09, 9:00am

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.

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New Google Drive leak has iOS included, launch next week

04/16, 5:05pm

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.

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LG Viper 4G LTE to be Sprint's first LTE phone from April 12

04/03, 1:55pm

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.

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Box launches OneCloud document editing app for iOS

03/28, 4:55pm

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.

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All-new Box app arrives for Android 4.0

02/23, 4:30pm

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.

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HP gives some pro PC buyers free Box cloud storage

12/05, 6:35pm

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.

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LG teams with Box, gets 50GB of cloud storage on Android

11/30, 9:25pm

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.

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Box to give Sony Ericsson users same free 50GB as iPhone

11/30, 12:05pm

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.

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Pogoplug launches cloud storage service

11/14, 2:20pm

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).

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Box gives iOS users 50GB of free space to counter iCloud

10/13, 4:35pm

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.

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