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You’re traveling out of state when a client calls with an emergency task. Unfortunately, the files you need are saved on your desktop computer back at the office. Sure, if you use a cloud storage service such as Dropbox or Box.net, you’ll be able to access those files remotely and help your client. But some people don’t trust the cloud with their valuable business information. For them, iTwin might be a good alternative.
You may know YouSendIt as a popular service for sending large files that would normally get rejected by an e-mail server. Now the company has expanded its services for businesses and is offering integrated tools for sending, sharing and signing business content online. YouSendIt now syncs changes to files and folders instantly across all a user’s devices and allows for multiple levels of sharing permissions. Its signature feature lets people create legal signatures with a mouse or using a finger on a mobile touch screen, eliminating the need to print, sign, copy and fax documents. Signed documents can be saved, sent and shared with one click.
For years enterprise software vendors have been selling to CIOs expensive and complex systems that employees don’t like, can’t figure out, and underuse, which is ultimately a waste of money, writes Box.net CEO Aaron Levie for TechCrunch. That’s changing, he says, due to web-delivered, freemium or open-sourced solutions that employees start using on their own, resulting in viral, bottom-up adoption of technology across organizations of all sizes.
If news of Dropbox‘s latest funding round is true, the cloud storage service has achieved the same overall valuation as Twitter. According to TechCrunch, DropBox is raising between $200 million and $300 million in its latest round of funding, which would place the company’s valuation in the $5 billion to $10 billion range.
After months of anticipation, UK-based on-demand music service Spotify has hit this side of the Atlantic. After releasing an IPO valued at $1 billion and announcing the US launch earlier this summer, music-lovers and technophiles have been itching to get their hands on the cross-platform player. In just 24 hours of announcing their debut, more than 10 thousand Facebook Likes and thousands of direct tweets have burst with joy.