File Sharing – Weekly Content Round-Up

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File sharing headlines from around the web.

For the latest headlines from the Internet about file sharing check out the round-up of media below that we’ve curated just for you.

Dropbox’s New Requests Feature Lets Anyone Upload Files To Your Account

By Sarah Perez for TechCrunch

Cloud-based file sharing company Dropbox has released a new feature they’re calling Dropbox File Request. It allows anyone without an account to upload and file share to anyone already on Dropbox.

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“The company says the feature was implemented to address a common pain point among users. Today, most people continue to share files with one another as email attachments, which can be cumbersome to sort through. This continues to be the case because not everyone uses the same cloud service for file sharing, too.”

‘How Music Got Free’ tells the real story of Internet file sharing

By Gillian G. Gaar for The Seattle Times

Author Stephen Witt’s new book chronicles the music industry from the dawn for compact discs to MP3s; and how technology has forced listeners and the industry itself to make changes. But, are they too late?

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“But Witt’s book is more than just a simple history — or defense — of file sharing, a development most people associate with Napster, but which, according to Witt, involved a much more wide-ranging — and fascinating — story.”

Lintelus Presents ‘File Sharing with a Twist’ at Biz Bash Expo in Los Angeles

Issued by PRWeb

Lintelus has created a unique file sharing platform that enables presenters and speakers to digitally share slides with guest, along with other tools to make it easier to take notes, participate in polls and live chat or ask questions during the presentation.

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“Lintelus will be showcasing their digital file sharing technology, which allows presenters and meeting hosts to share their presentation to anyone on any device. Attendees can then take notes and download the presentation with the slides using their own smartphone, tablet or laptop. With Lintelus, presenters, brand owners and event producers can increase audience interaction and engagement through a simple to use browser-based file solution.”

Google Docs can now read, convert ‘less popular’ file types

By Joel Locsin for GMA News Online

Google is making it easier than ever to share files through Google Docs. The search engine giant has implemented support for some lesser know file types, which is additional incentive for users to utilize their free file sharing service.

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“Starting today, larger images, images in less common formats (like TIFF), and images with non-RGB color profiles (like CMYK), can also be imported to and exported from the Google Docs editors on the web successfully,” the Google Apps team said in a June 22 blog post.

It noted converting a file to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides lets a person edit, collaborate on, and share the file online.”

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.