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  • Australia to get Dropbox proxy server to boost performance

    Dropbox is to install a point-of-presence, a proxy server, in Australia, at Equinix’s Sydney data centre — a move that it says will improve upload and download speeds to and from its US data centres for Australian and New Zealand customers.

  • 5 key takeaways from Amazon's big Cloud day

    Amazon Web Services continued to push the IaaS market forward today by challenging established cloud players like Box and Dropbox with the company's own document collaboration platform and rolling out new features to its public Cloud focused on supporting mobile applications.

  • Three strikes file sharing bill passed in New Zealand

    The Australian entertainment industry may still be in talks with internet service providers (ISPs) about movie privacy but in New Zealand, some groups are celebrating the passing of an illegal file sharing bill.

  • Court orders LimeWire to cease file-sharing business

    In a major victory for the music industry, a New York federal judge has ordered embattled P2P software maker LimeWire to immediately and permanently stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software.

  • US FTC drops P2P file sharing probe of LimeWire

    In a rare break for LimeWire, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week decided to drop its investigation into the embattled software company's controversial Peer-to-Peer file sharing software.

  • Only 11 per cent of BitTorrent use is legitimate: Study

    The University of Ballarat has published a research paper claiming 89 per cent of BitTorrent files it studied during a certain period were confirmed to infringe copyright, a result immediately hailed by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as a victory in its war against file sharing.

  • ISOHunt torrent search engine hit with injunction

    One of the most popular engines for searching for movies and music distributed via BitTorrent has been ordered to remove links to illegally shared content, marking a victory for the entertainment industry.

  • US lawmakers target The Pirate Bay, other sites

    The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, a group of U.S. lawmakers concerned with copyright infringement, has listed The Pirate Bay and five other Web sites as "notorious" file-sharing sites.

  • Next iPhone to offer HD video capture?

    New rumors are flying about the latest additions to iPhone OS 4.0, the latest iteration of the iPhone operating system scheduled for public release this summer. Based on the latest developer release, the upcoming OS will supposedly offer new features such as file sharing, orientation screen lock, new iPod controls, and a simplified method for killing apps running in the background.

  • Don't forget file sharing performance

    Consolidating 10 dispersed branch offices into one virtualised data centre can produce significant savings, as Australia's second largest manufacturer of non-alcoholic and non-dairy beverages P&N Beverages found out three years ago.