Box.net, the first online file system, has integrated Scribdâ€™s iPaper, a format which enable all your powerpoints, word files, excel spreadsheets, and PDFs to be viewed directly in a flash interface without saving it to your computer.
For someone like me who hates downloading PDF files and other documents, iPaper is a big help. And thereâ€™s no need to worry about incompatible file formats. For Box.net, this is a very practical feature which can help improve productivity and collaboration without leaving the Web browser.
Scribdâ€™s iPaper is similar to YouTube videos wherein files like PDF, Word, and PowerPoint can be viewed in Flash widgets so you can embed or share them on web pages. Itâ€™s fast and light since documents are not downloaded but streamed to iPaper. The best part is you donâ€™t have to leave the site and access your Acrobat Reader or other software just to view these documents. In short, you get to keep your customers on your site for a longer time.
U2â€™s longtime manager Paul McGuinness cannot help but cry for help over the widespread illegal downloading of music files. According to Reuters, McGuinness has condemned every member of the music industry for the shoddy treatment of many artists in this digital age.
He spread the blame between record labels that “through lack of foresight and planning allowed a range of industries to arise that let people steal music”; Silicon Valley companies that create marvelous devices but “don’t think of themselves as makers of burglary kits”; and governments who “created a thieves’ charter” by agreeing that ISPs should not be responsible for what passes along their pipes.
Moreover, he demands that the ISP providers enforce disconnection policies among users caught downloading music files illegally. Aside from that, McGuinness also asked the service providers to share their revenues because they made a lot of money out of music.
ADrive.com, an online data storage and backup company, introduced its new public file sharing feature today. ADrive users are now able to share any of their files in their ADrive account instantly with friends, family, anyone they choose, while keeping their unshared files private.
ADrive users can choose to share their file after the upload process by clicking on the â€˜shareâ€™ button. This generates a unique URL that the user can then share with anyone they choose. The recipients of these shared files may click on the URL link to view or download the file. At anytime, ADrive users can unshare their shared files by clicking on the â€˜unshareâ€™ button, making the file private once again. All files not being shared are protected from the publicâ€™s view.
This new file sharing feature allows ADrive users to link and share their ADrive files from web pages, blogs, and social-networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster.
This new feature is convenient for sharing large files such as videos, photos, music, and documents that exceed the limit to be emailed. This file sharing feature will save users time, help avoid any unwanted email bounce-backs, and make their files accessible to those they choose at any time.
ADrive.com offer users 50gb of free online data storage.