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Will Your Data Disappear When Your Online Storage Site Shuts Down?
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 15 May 2009 11:29

Dying storage dot-coms can make precious images or business data vanish overnight. Here's how to protect yourself.
Tom Spring, PC World
May 14, 2009 6:00 pm

Online storage sites, the toast of the Internet circa 2006, are shutting down in droves, putting the data and images of their users in jeopardy.

Online storage services that have announced closings in the past ten months include big names in tech: AOL (Xdrive and AOL Pictures), Hewlett-Packard (Upline), Sony (Image Station), and Yahoo (Briefcase). Plenty of lesser-known online storage firms also have kicked the bucket, including Digital Railroad and Streamload MediaMax, which turned into The Linkup.
Using these sites used to be a no-brainer--you just uploaded your summer-vacation pictures or your business files and then shared or used them anytime you wished. Now you have to wonder: Will my information still be around tomorrow? [Comments...]

 

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