Thursday, July 16, 2009

Will Your Data Disappear When Your Online Storage Site Shuts Down? - PC World

Just caught this May article in the dead-tree version of PC World (quaint, I know…); see the full article for more details

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.

Will Your Data Disappear When Your Online Storage Site Shuts Down? - PC World

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