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google drive cloud storage syncing file sharing service desktop mobile appUntil recently, Google Drive didn’t necessarily have more going for it than similar services like Dropbox. Tight integration with Gmail makes permissions management a breeze, and the real-time collaboration abilities offered by Google Docs is arguably revolutionary. Drive’s desktop syncing app has always felt a little tacked-on, though, whereas Dropbox’s version has felt truly native since day one. In any case, Google recently made what may be the most convincing point of argument yet to use their cloud app by expanding its storage pricing system exponentially. In other words, the $10 I used to pay monthly for 200 GB now gets me 1 TB. In what TechCrunch calls cloud “storage wars,” that kind of upgrade is a pretty big deal. But as filmmakers, why do we care? More »

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aereo business model supreme courtOn Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case brought by ABC and other broadcasters against a subscription startup called Aereo that lets users stream live tv with a tiny antenna and Cloud DVR. If the outcome goes the way of the broadcasters, will growing cloud technology stop in its tracks? If it goes the other way, will original programming go down as cable operators that decide not to pay retransmission fees when they don’t have to? Hear the two sides, and weigh in on which way the sky will fall, below. More »

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Google Offline Disk ImportEver need to upload massive amounts of data to cloud based storage but can’t afford to commit the computing time? Don’t have the bandwidth? For $80 you can ship a hard drive to Google and they will upload it to the cloud for you. While currently the service is only available in a ‘limited preview’ in the United States, this could prove an interesting option for filmmakers needing to store large amounts of data. Hit the jump for more info on Google’s Offline Disk Import service. More »