After years of legal trouble, the once-popular online file storage and sharing company Rapidshare is closing up shop.In a message posted to its website Tuesday, Rapidshare said it will stop active service on March 31. "We strongly recommend all customers to secure their data. After March 31st, 2015 all accounts will no longer be accessible and will be deleted automatically," the message said.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options
It did not say why it is shutting down. However, legal troubles related to copyright infringement have plagued the company for years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup.The offer was in honor of "Safer Internet Day," a project begun in 1999 and co-funded by the European Union."As our way of saying thanks for completing the checkup by February 17, we'll give you a permanent 2 gigabyte bump in your Google Drive storage plan," wrote Alex Vogenthaler, group product manager of Google Drive, in a blog post Tuesday.Users of Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education are not eligible for the extra 2GB.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Apple’s iPhones and iPads are still the most-used mobile devices in the enterprise, even as the market expands at high speed, according to a Citrix mobile analytics report released this morning.
The study found that the total number of enterprise mobile devices in use rose by 72% over the course of the past year. A little less than two out of three of every business-focused mobile device runs iOS. Apple’s numbers are highest in Asia and the Americas, at 67% each, and slightly lower in Europe and the Middle East, at 57%.
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Qualcomm pays up to end investigation in ChinaThe Chinese goverment has fined chip-maker Qualcomm about US$975 billion for abusing its dominant position in the market, including overcharging local mobile device manufacturers. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips go into many smartphones, and its wireless technology is licensed for use in a majority of 3G, 4G and LTE modems; renegotiated deals with Chinese handset makers should allow them to offer even cheaper smartphones to undercut competitors at the low end of that market.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here