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Microsoft SkyDrive gets new Android app, facelift

No surprise, SkyDrive in its newest incarnation is starting to look an awful lot like Windows 8. Also new, an Android app joins existing Windows Phone and iPhone versions. Microsoft SkyDrive competes with Apple iCloud and Google Drive for consumers’ digital content.

Dropbox: Yes, we were hacked

Dropbox reports that the recent spam attacks that impacted some European customers occurred when hackers used passwords obtained from outside sites to access some Dropbox accounts. The company promised a new two-factor authentication option and offered other tips.

Box opens OneCloud for Android

Cloud storage player Box is launching its mobile app framework OneCloud for Android on Monday, just in time for the Google I/O Conference. Included in the apps selection is Docusign Ink, Breezy, iAnnotate and Fetchnotes, said Chris Yeh, VP of platforms for Box.

Google launches Chromebook, Chromebox & gets it right

Nearly three years ago Google announced plans for its Chrome OS; a platform for networked computers. The OS has reached a point in maturity where it is useful. Today the company announced two devices – Chromebook & Chromebox that actually deliver on Google’s original promise.

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Google’s long-awaited cloud storage service is finally live. How does it stack up against the competition, and what does it mean for…

Pogoplug pitches cheaper cloud storage alternative

Cloud Engines’ Pogoplug Team software creates “on-site storage clouds” using existing PCs or servers in a way it claims is far cheaper than the various Dropboxes for the enterprise. Authorized remote workers can access folders or files as needed.

“Skype of cloud storage” Symform nets $11M in funding

Symform, a company that brings peer-to-peer technology to bear on the cloud storage problem, netted $11 million in a new Series B investment round led by WestRiver Capital and including OVP and Longworth Venture Partners. Erik Anderson of WestRiver Capital joins the Symform Board of Directors.

Dropbox launches web viewer & easy link sharing

Dropbox is launching a new easy link sharing service, that allows you to share documents, photos and videos over the web, without having ta dropbox account. With Google rumored to be launching its online storage service soon, this is a nice counterpunch by Dropbox

Box rounds up a bunch of apps for cloud storage push

The storage wars continue with Box calling in the cavalry. The business-oriented cloud storage vendor aggregated 30-plus applications to be accessed from mobile devices and used with Box’s flagship service. But Box is not alone — there are dozens of rivals in the fight.

Google Drive: Finally coming this April

The mythical and much rumored Google’s online storage service, Google Drive, might finally make an appearance in coming weeks according to well placed sources tell us. Google is going to offer 1 Gb of storage space for free, but will charge for more storage.