Yahoo Briefcase To Slam Shut - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Applications
News
2/2/2009
01:30 PM
50%
50%

Yahoo Briefcase To Slam Shut

The online portal's storage service will close at the end of the first quarter.

Yahoo Briefcase will close at the end of March.

The company has posted a message on the Briefcase site notifying users that they must download or delete their files by March 30 or Yahoo will delete the files for them. The service allowed users to store, access, and share digital files from anywhere, as long as they had an Internet connection.

The free online storage service offered a 30-MB capacity for nearly 10 years. That's not enough capacity for today's heavy Internet users who swap multimedia files much larger than the 5-MB files that can be uploaded to Yahoo Briefcase.

The closure comes as new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz attempts to turn the company around by improving upon its best assets.

Yahoo competitor Microsoft offers online file storage through Live Mesh. Live Mesh is in beta testing and offers 5 GB of free storage space, as well as synchronization across a variety of devices.

Google is rumored to be coming out with storage space through GDrive, although the details are sketchy. The company hasn't announced the service and it's unclear how much capacity users will have.

A JavaScript file for the company's free software package, Google Pack, contains a reference to GDrive as a place for "reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music, and documents." It states that users will be able to access those files from computers and mobile devices.

Yahoo provides unlimited free storage through its e-mail services and through its free photo and video sharing Web site, Flickr.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Commentary
Where Cloud Spending Might Grow in 2021 and Post-Pandemic
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/19/2020
Slideshows
The Ever-Expanding List of C-Level Technology Positions
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/10/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
Slideshows
Flash Poll