Yahoo News: Google is quietly building this money-making business that could rival Amazon’s

Yahoo News: Google is quietly building this money-making business that could rival Amazon’s. “It’s time to give some respect to Alphabet’s cloud business, which for years has taken a backseat to the larger cloud platforms at Amazon and Microsoft. Because unbeknownst to many folks other than the 5,000 global businesses that now use Google Cloud and the engineers and salespeople inside the tech giant working on the product, Alphabet is developing quite a surging business.”

Make Tech Easier: The Best Cloud Storage for Your Buck in 2019

Make Tech Easier: The Best Cloud Storage for Your Buck in 2019. “We’re taking a look at some of the best options available and how much they’ll cost you. If you want more control or value your privacy above all, you might be interested in a self-hosted solution. We’ve already taken a look at self-hosted cloud storage services like NextCloud in a separate article.”

ZDNet: What’s the best cloud storage for you?

ZDNet: What’s the best cloud storage for you? . “In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox’s CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive, so he created the first personal and small business cloud storage service. It was a radical one in its day. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage. That’s great! Except, well, how do you choose which one is right for you? It used to be that most people decided simply on the basis of how much free storage space they got. That’s simple, but it only tells part of the story.”

New York Times: It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?

New York Times: It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?. “Do you know where your photos are? Most of us don’t, at least not exactly, or in terms that we fully understand. Holding on to pictures was, for most of the history of photography, a matter of material decay and physical storage. Are these prints fading, and how fast? Are they organized by year or by subject? Do I know where they are? To the people who took them, they were deeply valuable; to anyone else, mostly worthless. Their peculiar sort of pricelessness made archivists of regular people.”

Lifehacker: How to Move Your Photos From Flickr to Another Service

Lifehacker: How to Move Your Photos From Flickr to Another Service . “If you don’t want to pay $50 each year for Flickr Pro—which frees you of these limitations and throws in other fun features like ad-free browsing, video uploads of up to 10 minute each, and a bevy of stats—you’re probably going to want to prune your account manually. (That, or maybe it’s time to move all your photos to another service.)”

BetaNews: Dropbox Extensions let you edit your cloud-based files online

BetaNews: Dropbox Extensions let you edit your cloud-based files online. “Dropbox has just announced a new feature that makes it possible to edit your files online without the need to download them first. Dropbox Extensions give you the ability to edit a number of file types without the need to ever navigate away from Dropbox.”