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Mere weeks after pulling the pin on its Crossloop remote access service, AVG has let users of its LiveKive cloud storage service know that it is destined for the Knacker's yard too. LiveKive launched in 2011 offering a sync 'n' share service with a small twist: the free 5GB plan was a 30-day trial and there was an unlimited tier …

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Big Brother

Welcome to the cloud

Where freeloaders are the product and applications can disappear from under the feet of paying customers.

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Re: Welcome to the cloud

Freeloaders?

You make it sound like there's something wrong with taking up an offer of free storage. Why?

It's not us punters that make the rules, just because we don't go for the full-fat version don't blame us for any shortcomings by the providers.

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Re: Welcome to the cloud

You make it sound like there's something wrong with taking up an offer of free storage. Why?

No particular reason, just the conventions of the form.

Then again I am a freeloader too, I use Google Drive and Dropbox and pay for neither.

Chill off dude, the week's just about started.

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Re: Welcome to the cloud

The problem with "freeloaders" or free users comes when you look at the cloud from a business perspective. Companies like SugarSync and Dropbox are moving away from free users, while others like DriveHQ and Box have already done so. When these companies support free users, and give out free storage, eventually they have to compensate and they do so by raising business prices. That makes them...well, less competitive, companies leave, and then the cloud provider goes under. That's just that side of the argument though.

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Mushroom

the primary attribute of a cloud is being nebulous and wet.

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Windows

surely you've mistaken the cloud for Microsoft...

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Coat

And...

Being nowt more than Vapourware. When it gets hot the clouds just evaporate.

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AVG among many others have learned that jumping on a bandwagon is not necessarily a good business plan.

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Cloud burst?

Sign of things to come?

Has the Cloud bubble burst?

Are the venture capitalists finally realizing that no-one wants to rent their hardware of software?

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Re: Cloud burst?

Nope "the cloud" has its uses and customers, but too many people jumped on the cloud storage bandwagon. It's not so much that people aren't willing to pay for cloud storage, it's more that there are too many providers out there for the number of customers. So the number of providers is bound to fall before supply and demand balance.

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Please

Can AVG get rid of that Ask malware bollocks too?

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