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Yahoo gains further US search share in January, beating Google

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San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Monday 2nd February 2015: January saw Yahoo further increase the gain it made in US search share last month, according to the latest data from independent website analytics provider, StatCounter. Google fell below 75% in the US for the first time since StatCounter Global Stats began recording data*.StatCounter Global Stats reports that in January, Google took 74.8% of US search referrals followed by Bing on 12.4% and Yahoo on 10.9%, its highest US search share for over five years.

“Some analysts expected Yahoo to fall in January as a result of Firefox users switching back to Google. In fact Yahoo has increased US search share by half a percentage point,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “It will be fascinating to see if these gains continue.”

StatCounter has also run a special report on US search engine usage by Firefox users only. Yahoo-on-Firefox usage in the US increased from 9.9% in November 2014 to 28.3% in January. Over the same period Google-on-Firefox usage in the US fell from 81.9% to 63.9%.

StatCounter says that it is only Firefox users responsible for the change in US search share. “When we removed Firefox usage from the US search data, Yahoo’s gains and Google’s losses were erased,” commented Aodhan Cullen. “This highlights the importance of the default search option and the significance of the upcoming Safari search deal for the major players.”

Firefox users generated 14% of US internet usage in January according to StatCounter, whose main business is to provide independent website analytics, including a free option.

StatCounter ( members include companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed, charities and those who want to measure activity on their website, blog or forum. Key features include ease of use, independence and ability to view individual visitors in real time.

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month to over three million websites. Further info is available here:

* StatCounter Global Stats began tracking global search statistics in July 2008.




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CloudBerry Lab announces file sharing & syncing solution

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Newport, California, Jan. 22, 2015, PRNewswire: CloudBerry Lab™, a vendor of backup and management solutions for public cloud storage services, today announced CloudBerry Box, a public and private cloud-based solution that gives users complete control over the sharing and synchronization of files across multiple endpoints. Unlike other file share and sync solutions, CloudBerry Box allows users to select a preferred cloud provider and move data through direct connections between end-points and their cloud storage accounts. The solution provides unparalleled security as no third party web services are involved in data processing and users themselves control the data encryption keys.

CloudBerry Lab(TM) provides cloud-based backup and file management services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

In addition to putting users in charge of data security and giving them a much higher level of control over the synchronization and data sharing process, CloudBerry Box is also very economical, allowing organizations to take advantage of the very low cost – in many cases just pennies-per-gigabyte – that providers are offering those seeking cloud-based file services.

“Finally, SMBs and the resellers who serve them have an affordable, flexible solution that provides truly secure access to shared files from many locations,” said Alexey Serkov, CTO at CloudBerry Lab. “CloudBerry provides the technology necessary to coordinate changes between users, while also storing the data securely at the cloud provider of their choosing.”

Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) and the technology resellers serving them are increasingly demanding advanced, cloud-based file share and sync solutions for a variety of reasons: a mobile workforce that needs to access data outside the confines of the company office; a growing number of different device types being used to access and work with shared files, and the rapidly decreasing cost and easy accessibility of cloud storage.

The following features and functionality make CloudBerry Box unique among cloud-based file share and sync solutions:

  • Complete Customer Control: The CloudBerry Box file share and sync solution can be run through a customer cloud storage account from any of the major cloud storage vendors, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage and several others.
  • Private Cloud Compatibility: CloudBerry Box can be deployed in a private cloud environment with an Amazon S3 or OpenStack compatible interface.
  • No Third-party Web Services Used in Data Processing: Data moves directly through connections established between computing endpoints and users’ cloud storage accounts.
  • Easily Implemented Military-grade, User-controlled Encryption: With CloudBerry Box, files can be encrypted on the fly with user-created passwords sent to the cloud through secure SSL connections.
  • Data Compression: Synced data is compressed before being sent to the cloud for backup, which helps reduce bandwidth requirements.

“We love the functionality of CloudBerry Box,” said Rick Jewson, cloud services specialist at Freom Pty. Ltd., a software development and web solutions company. “We are using it to store client files we can access from any computer without having to wait for the files to become available. The biggest benefit over other similar products is that we have full control over our data. It lives in our cloud account, and we can specify exactly what happens to it and where it is situated, which is excellent for answering data sovereignty issues.”

CloudBerry Box is available as a beta version at no charge for a limited time. Please visit for a free download.

About CloudBerry Lab
Established in 2008 by a group of experienced IT professionals, CloudBerry Lab™ provides cloud-based backup and file management services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). CloudBerry’s offerings include powerful, easy-to-use backup management capabilities and military-grade encryption using customer-controlled keys. Customers can choose to store their backup data with more than 20 online storage providers, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, HP Cloud, Rackspace, Softlayer and others. CloudBerry also partners with thousands of VARs and MSPs to provide them with turnkey, white-label data protection services. CloudBerry Lab is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner. For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter at @cloudberrylab.

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