Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yahoo drops its Briefcase | Webware - CNET

Reminds me of some classic Bubble 1.0 data roach motel stories, from a decade ago…

The service will be shut down on March 30, the company said Wednesday. Yahoo is warning users to retrieve or delete their documents before that date.

Briefcase, which offered 30MB of online storage, was launched almost 10 years ago. However, "usage has been significantly declining over the years, as users outgrew the need for Yahoo Briefcase and turned to offerings with much more storage and enhanced sharing capabilities," the company said in a statement.

There are now many alternative online storage services to Briefcase. Notable rivals include Microsoft's SkyDrive, a Windows Live service that offers 25GB of free storage.

Yahoo drops its Briefcase | Webware - CNET

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