TheAppleBlog requests old-time creativity

By | May 11th, 2009

Josh Pigford at TheAppleBlog was excited by the arrival of a new simple drawing application for the Mac called “Paintbrush” that brought back the pixelated times of the past. To celebrate, he challenged his readers to create images with the new app and offered to give two 1-year subscriptions to Backblaze to the best ones…..

Backblaze Mac launch winners

By | April 28th, 2009

Two weeks ago Backblaze launched the Mac version of its unlimited online backup service. As part of the launch, we randomly selected 25 people who installed on the day of launch to receive a free 1-year license to the Backblaze service. I wanted to share a few of the responses we received when notifying the….

Backblaze launches Mac version

By | April 14th, 2009

Backblaze loves the Mac, and even tried to bring back Steve Jobs, so we’re very excited today to make our unlimited online backup service available to all Mac users. With half the founding team originally from Apple, we couldn’t wait to support the Mac platform. We’re thrilled to do so and to see some of….

It can sometimes be a problem

By | April 13th, 2009

Cara is a good friend of ours and a we had a great time trying to shoot something for the Backblaze home page. As a bonus, Cara does all of her own stunts so we were able to use real fire with real gasoline instead of CGI fire.

Backblaze doubles unlimited storage

By | April 1st, 2009

Since the company started, Backblaze has offered unlimited storage for its online backup customers. However, as users have taken more photos, downloaded more music, smashed VHS tapes into their DVD readers, and generally created more data, their needs have grown. As Nat Tumatch of Morespace, Wyoming says, Unlimited is too limiting. Do I look like….

Backblaze welcomes HP Upline customers

By | February 26th, 2009

HP is shutting down its Upline online backup service No official announcement has been made, but HP has sent its users a notice (shown below) saying it will shut down the service on March 31st. TechCrunch has reported about previous trouble the service had and the current shutdown. Backblaze is offering HP Upline users a….

Backblaze attending TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable

By | February 4th, 2009

TechCrunch is holding its next roundtable on Feb 27th asking the question, Who’s Cloud Is It Anyway? Assembling 275 people together, TechCrunch intends to discuss whether clouds will be closed warring platforms or open, interconnected systems. Other questions I believe should be discussed include: * What is the appropriate level for a cloud to exist….

Faster broadband coming soon?

By | January 26th, 2009

Broadband connections in the United States are 10 times slower than those in South Korea. In fact, we are number 15 based on average connection speed, behind not only Japan, Finland, France and Sweden (which are all at least 3 times faster) but also countries including Iceland, Poland, and Portugal that are blessed with significantly….