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How big is Dropbox? Hint: very big

How big is Dropbox? Hint: very big | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

Dropbox is an online storage success story and if recent numbers are to believed, then it is headed for even greater glory. Competition from Google has not impacted their growth. And now mobile phone makers like HTC have already helped it become really big.


An article in Forbes has some astounding stats that give you a sense of the size and scope of Dropbox’s business.

  • A billion files saved every 24 hours.
  • It has 100 million users, twice as many as a year ago.
  • Nearly 96 percent of its customers use Dropbox for free.
  • About $500 million in revenues.
  • Almost 250 employees. It started the year with 90 employees.
  • A year ago when its revenues were $250 million, it was valued by private investors at over $4 billion. The company has attracted quite a few celebrity investors. Today its value is rumored to much higher.

That growth has come despite increased competition.


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Been using Dropbox for personal files for a while now. Must say it has simplified my life quite a bit.

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Five things you may not know about Google Play

Five things you may not know about Google Play | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
Find out what Google Play is, and what you should know about the new service (even if you're not an Android user.) Read this blog post by Sharon Vaknin on How To.
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How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World?

How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World? | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World?
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Is the future of gaming in the cloud?

Is the future of gaming in the cloud? | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

"Being a games developer it comes as no surprise that I’m interested in computer games and gadgets. My obsession started back in the 80’s with a Sinclair +2 Spectrum (yes, I am that old)..."

 

"...Can a cheap, affordable console that plays all the latest games and never needs upgrading exist? I’m quietly confident, but maybe I’ve just got my head in the cloud"

 

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http://matmiltd.tumblr.com/post/10980354178/gaming-in-the-cloud

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An Open-Source Food Fight in the Cloud

An Open-Source Food Fight in the Cloud | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
To date, the four horsemen of the cloud appear to be Amazon.com (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), and VMware (VMW). The first three companies have built their own cloud computing services that consumers and businesses can tap into. Instead of doing its own service, VMware, the maker of virtualization software, is selling a new suite of cloud software so that service providers and businesses can build their own new-age, cloud computing systems.
The collective muscle and proprietary leanings of those four companies has triggered something of a cloud panic. At its core, cloud computing promises lower costs and greater flexibility than traditional data centers. It’s a way to avoid lock-in, that mainframe-era problem where a company buys its own big, expensive systems—and is stuck with them. But those advantages could be undermined if, say, Amazon decides to play the heavy and makes it difficult for companies to move their software and data onto a competing cloud service. That would be lock-in, cloud edition.
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Windows 8 Brings Cloud Computing to Billions

Windows 8 Brings Cloud Computing to Billions | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
Recently Microsoft have been talking about how Windows 8 will offer the opportunity of bringing the personal cloud to billions of users.

Via Anise Smith
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A Matmian’s view of OnLive

A Matmian’s view of OnLive | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

So what can I do with OnLive?

 

With OnLive you get to play a variety of games on the most basic of computers or even simply on a TV, using a controller of your choice.... 

 

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http://matmiltd.tumblr.com/post/11017887247/onlive-review

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