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November 3, 2005

Microsoft buys FolderShare for Windows Live

Posted by David Hunter at 1:26 PM ET.

Press release:

Nov. 3, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has acquired FolderShare™, a leading service in the emerging space of file synchronization and remote access technology that helps customers access information across multiple devices. FolderShare customers will continue to be able to enjoy the service at Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Launched in 2002 and owned and operated by Austin, Texas-based ByteTaxi Inc., the award-winning FolderShare service saves customers the hassle of sending large files via e-mail, burning them to CDs or DVDs and mailing them, or uploading them to a Web site. Instead, it allows customers to sync important information, making it well suited for personal or small-business use. The FolderShare service also enables private, remote access to customers’ own files from any Web browser.

Filed under Acquisitions, Online Services, Windows Live

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One Response to “Microsoft buys FolderShare for Windows Live”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » And then there’s Windows Live FolderShare Says:

    [...] Microsoft acquired FolderShare last year and now ActiveWin has spotted that the FolderShare site has been converted into yet another Windows Live beta: has learned Microsoft has quietly changed the FolderShare beta into a Windows Live Service. Check the website out for additional information. “FolderShareTM allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that will help you to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends.” [...]

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