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Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box

Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box | L'Univers du Cloud Computing dans le Monde et Ailleurs | Scoop.it

Dropbox is raising between $250 million to $400 million at a $10 billion valuation according to the Wall Street Journal and Re/Code. Why? Because


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, January 20, 2014 2:48 AM

It will be interesting to see how the storage market will develop once the cloud is an established part of every day computing. Dropbox and Box are no strangers to this industry and are arguably as entrenched as the larger more traditional players. That said there are plenty of other players vying to take a piece of this pie. Mega, 4Sync and SugarSync are 3 that quickly come to mind but there are others. The world of cloud computing post-NSA's spying scandal is going to be about security and those companies that offer the safest option are the ones that are most likely to succed (or perhaps even become targets of a taken over).

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy? | L'Univers du Cloud Computing dans le Monde et Ailleurs | Scoop.it
The Electronic Freedom Foundation calls out Sonic.net for actively protecting personal data from the government, and Verizon, AT&T and Apple for, well, not.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:37 AM

After we have learnt that the National Security Agency's PRISM  programme tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring user's search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats this infographic importance takes on a new meaning.

 

Shame on Verizon, AT&T and Apple!

luiy's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:26 PM

Twitter and Sonic.net took top scores in a new Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) report rating tech companies' stewardship of users' personal data and their willingness to hand over data to the government. The two companies got high marks on each of the EFF's six privacy best practices categories, which include things like "require a warrant for content," "tell users about government data demands," and "publish transparency reports."


On the other end of the scale were Verizon, AT&T and Apple. Verizon failed to get a star in even one category, while AT&T and Apple earned just one apiece.