SAN FRANCISCO -- Box CEO Aaron Levie promised an improved and faster user experience with the launch of four new products Monday at its BoxWorks customer conference.
In addition to unveiling its integration of the recently acquired HTML5 document tool Crocodoc, Box boasted a ''dramatically improved" iOS mobile app that allows for working off line, new photo-viewing abilities, a new way to capture and share ideas, and a way to add context "to get more out of your information."
The mobile app will be out later this year.
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Enterprise cloud-storage company Box is seeing the need to please consumers if it wants companies to keep using its software, so Box has designed what it hopes is a more user-friendly way for teams to collaborate on files.
The new tool unveiled Monday is dubbed Box Notes and is similar to Evernote. It displays changes to a text file in a straightforward manner and has a stripped-down tool bar that only appears when you highlight the text you want to change. This is a departure from Box's previous content creation tool, which was much more like Google Docs in … Read more
Time Warner Cable customers, if you've ever dreamed of chucking your set-top box, that vision is on track to becoming reality soon.
Chief Operating Officer Robert Marcus, who will become the cable company's chief executive next year, said at a conference Wednesday that Time Warner Cable should, within about a year, be able to let over-the-top devices replace set-top boxes.
"Over the course of the next year or so, we will be knocking down some of the current obstacles that are in the way of not just having the TWC TV experience be a complementary service to … Read more
I wouldn't call most computers "cute," but I'll make an exception for the CuBox-i mini-computer from SolidRun. It fits all of its hardware, including an HDMI port, IR receiver, and USB ports, into a 2-inch square black box. It runs Android and Linux. It's like a pet rock that's actually useful.
There are a handful of permutations of the CuBox-i, but the the CuBox-i1 is a real attention-getter, based mostly on its super-low $45 price tag. It comes with a single-core GC880 GPU and 512MB of memory. Those specs aren't going to blow you out of the water, but at that price, they don't have to.… Read more
While many expect Apple to introduce a new generation iPhone at a big media event next week, there is some evidence that suggests a refreshed Apple TV could be unveiled instead.
That is the conclusion of Panjiva, a New York-based global trade intelligence platform that laid out its case in a company blog post Tuesday headlined "It's not an iPhone." Through a review of bills of lading filed with the US Department of Homeland Security for shipments Apple received recently, Panjiva found the following trio of "set top box"-related shipments:
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It's a busy week for former Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky when it comes to startups.
Earlier this week he joined the board of a vehicle analytics and logistics company Local Motion, and now he's signed on as an adviser with Box, the cloud storage service.
Box announced the news on Thursday, saying Sinofsky -- who spent more than 20 years at Microsoft, and at one point ran the company's SkyDrive service -- would help with future product plans.
"He's seen firsthand where the market has been, and more importantly, he understands where the industry … Read more
Need something fun to do this weekend? Electronic Arts' Humble Bundle just got even sweeter with the addition of two extra games.
In case you missed it, Electronic Arts has been offering a collection of 8 great computer video games for a little over $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), with all proceeds going to charity. Now the number of games is up to 10.
First, here's an update on contributions to the EA Humble Bundle.… Read more
Cloud storage service Box has doubled the amount of storage for personal use and added more business options, the company announced on Wednesday.
This means individuals who store files in the company's cloud for free have access to 10GB instead of 5GB. Box hopes more storage space will attract more consumers who will eventually bring their companies on board.
"This is an exciting and long-contemplated move, and the biggest change we've made to our offerings since 2010," CEO Aaron Levie wrote in a blog post.
It's a good move for Box if it wants to … Read more
Apple may or may not release a television someday. In the meantime, it offers a tiny $99 streaming box called the Apple TV.
The Apple TV has never felt like a revolutionary product, but consistent updates have transformed it from a glorified Netflix player into a solid streaming-video box. Apple's beefed up its channel selection, adding Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Watch ESPN and Sky News, in addition … Read more