Lauren Goode

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Cloud Storage Service SugarSync Gets a Face-Lift, Adds Search Tool

Personal cloud storage service SugarSync, which competes directly with Dropbox, is rolling out a desktop redesign and adding search functionality to its service. The new SugarSync desktop app resembles a chat box, and lets users share files with contacts by dragging and dropping the folders or files onto a contact’s name. The new version of the app also appears as a kind of virtual drive on computers, one that allows for file auto-syncing, and the search function will search all personal computers and mobile devices running SugarSync.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work