Hub start-up will back up data files for $5 a month - The Boston Globe: "... Carbonite Inc., will back up any Internet-connected computer in the world for $5 a month, no matter how much information is stored on the machine's hard drive.
He estimated that the average user will back up about eight gigabytes of data. Friend doesn't worry about the inevitable users who'll upload hundreds of gigabytes of data. ''We'll make money on 98 percent of the users and lose money on 2 percent," he said. Besides, he added, ''storage costs are dropping like a stone, so a guy who's an unprofitable customer now will be OK next year.""
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