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.

Have you been a data crisis counselor?

By | April 9th, 2009

Dan Tynan’s article “The 7 dirtiest jobs in IT” hit a nerve with many an IT worker, and Dan followed it up with, “Even dirtier IT jobs.” Number 6 on the list of the dirtiest jobs? Data crisis counselor. This is a person on the other end of the phone from “sobbing adults who’ve lost….

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….

Gartner forecasts cloud service sales up 21%

By | March 30th, 2009

Cloud service are forecast to be a bright spot amidst dire economic times. Reaching $56.3 billion by end of 2009, cloud services are expected to generate 2x the revenue of Google (which is partially included) and a growth rate that exceeds the company’s 18% year-over-year rate. By 2013, Gartner expects cloud services to reach $150….

Are your photos safe at Kodak Gallery?

By | March 30th, 2009

Kodak Gallery, formerly known as “Ofoto”, claims to be the leading online digital photo developing service. Customers upload photos to the site, use it as a way to store and share photos online, and count on it as a photo backup. However, today Kodak updated its storage policy to say that it will delete your….