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What to Think, Ep. 39: File-sharing frenemies

It’s interesting to watch executives compliment their competitors — because it always seems unbelievable. In the past week, that quirky behavior has played out left and right, before and after cloud file-sharing company Box’s initial public offering.

Egnyte cofounder and chief executive Vineet Jain makes the case for "content intelligence" at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif, on Jan. 9.

Egnyte starts using data to take guesswork out of file sharing & storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Egnyte already stands apart from cloud-based file sharing services like Box and Dropbox, because it can store files on companies’ existing data center infrastructure as well as clouds. That means companies can keep working with the gear they’ve invested in. But this distinction on its own is no longer enough.

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To get work done, BYOD shouldn’t mean ‘Bring Your Own Decoder’

Let’s say you just got a spiffy new smartphone, which means that the line between your personal life and your work life just got erased. But the universe often seeks balance, so making your work life easier could make the IT department’s more difficult.

The Pirate Bay gets the boot from Sweden — now hosted in Norway & Spain

The Pirate Bay will now get its connection to the Internet from two newly formed sister organizations to the Swedish group: the Norwegian Pirate Party and the Catalonian Pirate Party (in Spain). The two-headed nature of the hosting situation has even given rise to a new metaphor and moniker for the site: The Hydra Bay.