CLOUD: Revolar goes toes up

Thursday, October 26, 2017
To Whom It May Concern: 
We are contacting you to notify you that Revolar, Inc (“Revolar”), has made an assignment for the benefit of creditors (“Assignment”) as of September 25, 2017 (“Assignment Date”) and appointed an Assignee.
“Proof of Claim” notices are a required formality of the assignment process
Under Delaware law, the Assignee is required to send a notice regarding the assignment. This notice must be distributed within a timely manner of the start of the assignment and is intended to determine monies owed by Revolar. The Assignee is also required to provide a mechanism through which any party who may potentially have a claim against Revolar can file a claim. That mechanism is known as a “Proof of Claim” process, and Revolar claims can be filed on the website provided below.
Why you were sent a Proof of Claim
A Proof of Claim is available to all parties who have interacted with Revolar during the last couple of years to ensure that if they believe they have a claim, it is accounted for. It is not confirmation that you necessarily have a claim.
Proof of Claims are exactly what they sound like. If you believe Revolar owed you money prior to the Assignment Date and has not paid you, you’ll need to fill out the Proof of Claim form and return it according to the instructions found on the form, before March 24, 2018. The language on the claim form is formal and legalistic, but it is a necessary part of the process as we work to resolve the situation and outstanding debts.
Should you have any questions about the Proof of Claim form, you may contact the Assignee at:
Revolar (assignment for the benefit of creditors), LLC
P.O. Box 391600
Mountain View, California 91600-1600
United States
+1 650 412-2521 Facsimile

CLOUD: PLAXO bites the dust

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Plaxo User,

After 15 years of helping customers enrich their address books, we regret to announce that we will be shutting down the Plaxo service at the end of the day on December 31, 2017.

We will begin purging user data on January 1, 2018. If you would like to export your address book data, please do so before that date. Instructions for how to export your data are available here.

Thank you for subscribing to Plaxo. We appreciate the support you have given us over the years and we wish you all the best.

– The Plaxo Team

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CLOUD: AMAZON pulls the rug out

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dear ferdinand j. reinke, 

Amazon is no longer offering an unlimited storage plan. As a current unlimited storage plan customer, you can choose to keep your existing unlimited plan through the end of your current subscription. Your Prime Photos benefit of free unlimited photo storage is not changing, so you can continue to store all your photos, plus 5 GB of additional content, for free. 

At any time, you can cancel your subscription or switch to a new annual storage plan of 100 GB for $11.99 per year, or $59.99 per 1 TB per year, up to 30 TB, by visiting your Manage Storage page

If you have auto-renew turned on and less than 1 TB of non-photo data, you will be automatically renewed into a new 1 TB plan for your existing rate of $59.99/year at your renewal date. If you have auto-renew turned off or have over 1 TB of non-photo data, we will notify you by email before your subscription end date to remind you that you will need to choose a new storage plan. If you choose not to renew your subscription, digital files that exceed your allotted free storage will be deleted after a grace period of 180 days in accordance with our Data Retention Policy

For more information about our storage plan changes, please visit our FAQ page

Thank you, 


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CLOUD: Another free sharing site bites the dust

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Microsoft to shut down its file-sharing site December 15
Microsoft is shutting down its site in December and advising affected users to go with LinkedIn’s SlideShare and/or OneDrive for their file storage needs instead.
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | June 9, 2017 — 11:40 GMT (04:40 PDT) | Topic: Cloud

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Officials posted a notice of the planned end of service on June 9 on its site. In that note, Microsoft attributed overlap between SlideShare, which is part of LinkedIn, and OneDrive with as the reasons for the December 2017 closing. Microsoft bought LinkedIn last year.

Microsoft is advising users to migrate and/or delete content they shared on as soon as possible.

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Clearly, you can NOT depend on anything that is free.

It either goes PAY or goes away.

That, imho, reenforces Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud as reliable services.

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CLOUD: AT&T Locker shutdown; no reduction in price

Friday, May 26, 2017

AT&T Free Msg: AT&T Locker, a cloud storage service you or someone on your account set up, is permanently closing on 8/3/17. Photos, videos, contacts, music, and docs in your Locker will be deleted after that date. Download your content using a computer at You won’t be able to upload anything after 6/4/17. More at

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Can’t depend upon anything staying around. 

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CLOUD: Google is “blind” to what3words addressing

Monday, April 3, 2017 

When I search for “where is what3words”, I get send to the what3words website.

Doesn’t Google understand that is a location using this universal addressing scheme.

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I guess not!

So much for google being the all-seeing all-knowing tool.


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CLOUD: Amazon Prime Videos broken?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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Your Account
Message From Customer Service
Hello Ferdinand,

I’m sorry to hear that you’re receiving geographical restrictions errors while trying to watch Amazon Videos.

Upon checking our resources, I found that there’s an ongoing issue with this error. Our technical team is working on this issue to fix this at the earliest.

A little patience is all we require from your side while we work on this issue.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best regards,
Keerthi U
Thank you.



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