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Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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According to several reports, it is expected that Google Drive will be available as a web based service, along with a desktop client which would allow users to sync files across computers and mobile devices. This is Google’s long awaited counter to Apple’s iCloud and the extremely popular file sync service, Dropbox.

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Squadmail Syncs Your Email Folders With Collaborators, Allows Frictionless Forwarding Of Email

Squadmail is like a Dropbox for your ever expanding email inbox, you just have to drag and drop messages to your Squadmail folder and it will be instantly shared with your chosen collaborators. No forwarding, no cc’s, no more searching for old email and forwarding a bunch of them to people who won’t ever learn to use the “CC” or “Bcc” in a message thread

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Here is a case where Google stopped serving ads because the website in question has a blog post which linked to a third party file download site. Adsense publishers are not allowed to host copyrighted material on their websites and neither it is considered safe to provide links for or drive traffic to sites that contain copyrighted material

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Instead of the earlier 250 MB swag, you will now get 500 MB free space for every referral sign up and the person using your referral link to sign up for a new Dropbox account will also get 500 MB of bonus Dropbox space. This upgrade is applicable for new as well as existing Dropbox users so if you have already invited a bunch of people to Dropbox, here is another good news. You will get an extra 250 MB (500-250) space for every referral signup as arrear.

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The folks at Sandisk have come up with a powerful and seamless backup option for Android – the Sandisk Memory zone. Sandisk’s app allows you to backup files and apps from your phone’s SD card to a cloud storage provider (Dropbox, for example). You can choose a schedule of the backup and completely customize the backup plan according to your requirements.

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Google has added a new opt-in service called “Account activity” – a periodical account summary which gives a thorough detail of what Google services you use everyday and how much Google knows about you. Account activity can be termed as an extension of Google dashboard; it can be used to monitor your entire Google account usage across all Google services under one umbrella

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Here is your chance to get 23 GB of free Dropbox storage space by installing an experimental APK file. This 23 GB free storage on Dropbox will be valid for only 2 years.

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Popular file sharing service Dropbox has just introduced a new feature, now you can invite your Facebook friends to a shared Dropbox folder from the Dropbox share page. Shared folders in Dropbox is ideal when multiple people need a single storage location for storing common files, and no one does it better than Dropbox does.

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Samsung Portugal is giving away 2 GB of free Dropbox space to Samsung customers who have an Android device. The offer is available only for Portuguese citizens who have bought an Android device from Samsung in Portugal only. But in reality, this offer can be gamed by anyone regardless of whether you are a Portuguese citizen or not. That is not all, you don’t even need an Android phone or an email address for verification, as the entire process can be gamed through fake credentials and fake IMEI number.

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Google will soon implement its semantic search technology to the search filter, which will analyze the meaning of words typed into the search box. Based on the meaning and context of words and phrases, Google will provide answers directly on the SERP page, instead of throwing a list of webpages, maps, ads or links.

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[Editorial] Google Panda Completes 1 Year: A Timeline, Analysis and Suggestions

This algorithmic update, as you might know, was designed to target content farms and spam sites but the real scenario was very different from theoretical goals. Here is an analysis of how Google Panda reshaped our content curation strategy and the best practices in a post Panda world.

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Your Old Tweets Are Now Mined By Advertisers. That’s Because Twitter Sold Them.

Twitter has sold all your old tweets to Datasift, a UK based data mining company for market research, according to a report.

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Google has confirmed that a new Panda update was rolled out in the last week of February, 2012. Along with 40 improvements pushed to the filter, it is expected that this update will have a lasting impact on sites who practice unethical link building

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If you are anything like me and want to detach Gmail chat from the browser, try this chat for Google chrome extension. This extension frees Gmail chat from Google Chrome, allowing you to reply to messages from no matter what web page you’re on at any given moment. The extension works exactly the same as the desktop Gmail client, with added support for email, video calling and Google Plus hangouts.

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Google has decided to retire Adsense for domains, which means that Adsense publishers won’t be able to monetize parked domains using the Adsense for domains program after April 18th, 2012

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