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Pogoplug and other services are racing to the cloud because it’s a potentially lucrative and largely untapped market.

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Pogoplug and other services are racing to the cloud because it’s a potentially lucrative and largely untapped market.

Pogoplug Offers a $5-a-Month Cloud to Store Your Files, All of Them

Amid all the online storage providers offering tiered pricing, Pogoplug Cloud has a different approach: Sky’s the limit. The service plans to begin offering customers today unlimited online storage for $4.95 a month. That compares with YouSendIt’s unlimited plan for $15...

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Up to this point, the cloud vendor of choice has been Amazon.com, whose web services unit has built a beachhead since it was launched in 2006.

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Up to this point, the cloud vendor of choice has been Amazon.com, whose web services unit has built a beachhead since it was launched in 2006.

For Google’s Cloud to Beat Amazon’s, It First Must Survive

Buzz, Gears, Wave, Knol, Web Accelerator — that’s just a partial list of Google’s failed products in recent years. Then there’s Google TV, Google Reader and Google Wallet, which may or may not be busts — the jury is still...

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Apple Has Trouble Keeping Secrets

Apple’s Tim Cook, chief executive officer of a company long known for its hush-hush culture, said last month he was placing an even greater emphasis on secrecy when it comes to its products. “We’re going to double down on secrecy,”...

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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

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Google Drive gives users online storage similar to a hard drive’s, allowing access to files from computers and other devices.

A Look Back at Google Drive’s Long Road to the Finish Line

  Google Drive sure took the long way to get here. Details of a storage service called “GDrive” first came out in March 2006, a few months before Twitter launched and almost a year before Apple’s first iPhone made its...

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

Greenpeace Says Apple, Amazon Clouds Are Dirty, But They Disagree

In 2009, as Apple tried to prove its green credentials with environmentalists, Steve Jobs said he thought the company had made big strides to win over its loudest critic: Greenpeace International. After years of withering attacks, the group had tempered...

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Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp.

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Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp.

Old Rivalries Die Hard: Oracle’s Ellison Takes Fresh Shot at SAP

Larry Ellison has made Hewlett-Packard its No. 1 enemy the last couple of years. But a brewing battle in software had Oracle’s CEO taking shots at his old SAP rival Hasso Plattner today. During Oracle’s quarterly conference call with Wall Street...

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