Collaboration tools are like jeans: One size does NOT fit all

Collaboration startups clearly want their customers to use an on-device app when on a smartphone or tablet, but taking a one-size-fits-all approach is bad for users and performance.

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Cloud 101: What the heck do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS companies do?

Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.

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Meet our first batch of CloudBeat 2011 speakers: Aaron Levie, Lew Moorman and more

VentureBeat’s first annual CloudBeat conference is only a month away. Hosted on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, we will be exploring many cases of real and revolutionary enterprise adoption of cloud services. We’ll be cutting though the hype of the “cloud” and see how it’s changing the way business is being done from a customer perspective rather than a vendor-focused one.

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Box.net closes extension round worth $81M

Cloud storage provider Box.net today announced it has closed an $81 million extension to its fourth round of funding, which includes new investors New Enterprise Associates and Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Box.net ramps up HTML5 app development

Cloud storage provider Box.net announced today that it is launching a web-based HTML5 version of its mobile application that will bring the company’s tools to any mobile device running an HTML5-powered mobile web browser.

Why Box.net's Aaron Levie is wrong about Apple's iCloud

As I sit awaiting my delayed flight, 5 out of 6 people on my row are using an iPad to consume content. I am the lone holdout, but only because my iPad is in my bag while I type this post on my MacBook.

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Office 365: meet the new suite, same as the old suite

Microsoft’s online office suite, Office 365, finally hit the streets Tuesday. But it’s about five or six years too late to the cloud-based office software game and unlikely to provide much benefit to smaller and mid-sized companies, according to a number of executives of large enterprise software providers.

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Meet our next set of MobileBeat 2011 speakers

Preparations for our fourth annual MobileBeat conference are speeding along. Today, we’re announcing our second round of speakers for the event: Jeremy Stopppelman, CEO and co-founder of Yelp; Stephanie Tilenius, VP of payments and commerce at Google; David Temkin, head of mobile at AOL; and Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box.net. You can find all of our current speakers here.

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Box.net starts move to new Palo Alto office (exclusive)

Enterprise cloud-storage provider Box.net is preparing to move into new quarters, a larger office space located between Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills, VentureBeat has learned. Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie confirmed the move in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.