Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy: next up, a cloud music service?

Seattle-based file sharing pioneer turned personal music streaming service Audiogalaxy has been acquired by Dropbox. The service will wind down over the coming months, but we shouldn’t be too surprised to see some of the ideas behind it find their way into Dropbox’s offerings.

How big is Dropbox? Hint: very big

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.

Google and affliction of me-too-ism

Google is rumored to be launching an online storage drive, long after companies like Dropbox and Microsoft have launched their own offerings. The late rollout is a sign that Google is devoting too much energy to being social and less focus on enhancing Android OS.

Hands on with Elements 2.0 for iOS

Norman McLean was haunted by waters. I’m haunted by iOS text editors. I usually switch between Pages, PlainText and Elements. Elements, recently updated to version 2, stands a chance at having the biggest impact on my writing workflow, thanks to new sharing and publishing features.

How PARC wants to reinvent the Internet

PARC is working on a new networking technology that would make it possible for end users to connect with each other through “a Facebook without Facebook.com.” With Content-Centric Networking, data would self-organize, benefiting both end users and enterprises. First commercial applications could emerge within 18 months.

Search Ads Are a Hammer, But Not Everything is a Nail

A talk by Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston about how search-related keyword ads didn’t really work for his company is another worthwhile reminder that search advertising doesn’t work for every situation, and that there are good reasons why Google needs to be afraid of Facebook.

First Look at Dropbox’s Android Client

It’s raining cloud applications on mobile devices these days. Dropbox has long offered an iPhone client but the Android version is coming soon. The initial screen shots look useful as does the integration to share files and photos with the press of a button.

Drop It Like It's DropBox

Personal file storage, sharing and syncing is one of those categories of technology problems that, despite all efforts, no one ever seems to get right. But one service that comes pretty close is DropBox, which is available via a public beta today.