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Cloud storage or cloud backup -- which is better for backing up your stuff?
In a bold grab at a competitor's customers, CrashPlan is giving away a $49.99 backup service plan with no strings attached. Also: get a deal on a family plan.
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By letting Android users see files stored on their PCs, Backblaze takes another step toward sync services such as Dropbox.
Commentary: With their new all-you-can-eat offerings on storage and streaming, the firms could be positioning themselves as market leaders, at least in the long term.
Normally $49.99, this automated backup service affords unlimited space for your stuff. That makes it a better pick than Mozy or Carbonite.
The company turned down other investment offers, but accepted $5 million from TMT Investments so it could expand its online backup business without losing control.
An intriguing combination of concepts from Dropbox, BitTorrent, and CrashPlan makes up a new, inexpensive cloud-storage provider.
Wasn't the Web supposed to save us money? Then how come what should be a $20 application is now a $120 yearly subscription?
You can back up your files or sync them. Or, with Mozy, you can do both. It's a flexible but confusing service.