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Yahoo! Video is Shutting Down; HomePipe Networks to the Rescue!

Yahoo! Video is “changing” or closing down after March 14, 2011 and according to the service, any videos uploaded on the service will be deleted, along with user profiles, ratings, favorites and playlists. Yahoo! Video subscribers are advised to retrieve their videos before the March 14 deadline.

Yahoo! Video users may upload videos to another site, but often these sites require users to manage content or content is subject to storage limitations or restrictions. Users can save time and the hassle of uploading, downloading and managing content by using HomePipe.

HomePipe is a free online file sharing and access service that is easy and convenient. With HomePipe, users eliminate the hassle of uploading and managing content. HomePipe is not platform or device dependent--working on any PC, Mac, Apple iPhone or iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Google Android or Windows 7 mobile phone. There is no storage limits or file restrictions. Users have ultimate control over their content and can share files with friends, family and/or colleagues. It is easy and quick to stream audio and video, share photos, documents or any file anytime, anywhere.

Yahoo! Video users can install HomePipe for free in seconds, and it works with any Internet or broadband-connected device, across multiple platforms:

  1. Go to https://app.homepipe.net/signup?plan=limited.
  2. Enter your email and a password and click “Go!”
  3. You’ll receive an email with an activation link.
  4. Click on the link. In seconds you’ll be HomePiping!

To register for HomePipe, visit: https://app.homepipe.net/signup?plan=limited.

HomePipe Selected as Global Top 500 App

From Angry Birds to Zagat, The Sunday Times Top 500 App List recognizes the world’s best mobile apps.

Compiled by experts in the relevant fields and regular Sunday Times app reviewers, the App List covers all the most popular devices including Apple® iPadTM and iPhone®, RIM® BlackBerry®, Google® AndroidTM, Nokia® and Amazon® Kindle®.

We are excited that HomePipe’s industry leading digital content sharing and access service was selected to the Top 500.Whether it’s sharing a photo, document, music or video, reviewers found that HomePipe lets you easily access and share files online from any Internet-connected device with friends, family and colleagues—anywhere, anytime. That’s just what we wanted to hear...well, read.

So, whether you are a techie who is first in line for the latest smartphone, or a newbie still finding your way around that tablet you got for Christmas, check out The Sunday Times App List and check out HomePipe.We have a free version to get you started.

17.7 Billion Downloads for 2011

According the latest reports, Apple just passed its 10 billionth app download. Industry pundits at Gartner Research see many more billions for Apple, Android and BlackBerry in 2011. The forecaster sees 17.7 billion downloads for 2011, 117% over its 8.2 billion download estimate for 2010. HomePipe can help you share files on your mobile devices easily and conveniently! Plus, it's free! Download HomePipe today!

HomePipe Networks is growing too!  We have big news coming – stay tuned.

Important Update Regarding HomePipe Services

As you know, the HomePipe service is currently available for free or at a minimal cost depending on your preferences for advertising and mobile device platform. Soon, we will take the next major step in our evolution and introduce two new service levels: HomePipe Limited and HomePipe Premium.

HomePipe Limited - (Still) Free!
Our great free service will continue to be available, but on a monthly limited-use basis of 10 "Uses" per month. We have a generous definition for what we consider to be a "Use" of our service:

  • A "Use" of the HomePipe service is started when a HomePipe user accesses(views/downloads) his or her files. A period of inactivity of two or more hours ends the "Use" of HomePipe. Any future file access counts as the next "Use."

At the beginning of each month, your HomePipe Limited account will reset to 10 uses for the new month. Once your uses are consumed, you must either purchase the HomePipe Premium service or wait for the next month to reset your usage credit to 10.

HomePipe Premium - $23.99/year!
With a HomePipe Premium account, you will get unlimited use of the HomePipe service and have an ad-free experience on the web interface and all mobile devices.

If you previously purchased a HomePipe Premium mobile application (for iPhone or Android) for the purpose of removing advertising, don't panic! HomePipe will turn off ads automatically for you, even though you are using it with a HomePipe Free limited-use subscription. However, new HomePipe users will only be able to disable the ads by purchasing the HomePipe Premium service.

Apple® iPad Users
The HomePipe iPad application will continue to be a $7.99 purchase with no advertising, even with a HomePipe Limited account.

Once we make these changes, you will be able to find additional details on the new service levels.

We appreciate all the help and support you have provided HomePipe throughout 2010 and look forward to increasing the value of our service and applications in 2011.

– The HomePipe Team
support@homepipe.net

HomePipe in "50 Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7"

"Access your PC files anywhere on your phone. Show off your photos and videos, listen to music or grab files for work or school. Sign up for their service, install the agent program on your PC, and access your stuff on the phone or on the web. You can even setup sharing to give others access." Read more!

“Careless Computing” and The Cloud: Richard Stallman Warns Against ChromeOS

Thought provoking article from Richard Stallman that makes you wonder if/how/when will the day come, when we all wake up with all our stuff in the cloud?

http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/14/stallman-cloud-computing-careless-computing/

Announcing the Partner API Program!

Due to Strong Partner Interest and Market Uptake of the HomePipe Service, the Company Announced Availability of the HomePipe API Today, Which Enables Partner Apps and Service Provider Partners to Integrate Easily and Safely With HomePipe.

 

The announcement gives partners the opportunity to seamlessly give their customers the benefits of the HomePipe Access Services directly through their own mobile app, cloud service or Web application. HomePipe allows users to access and share files online  from any computer with whomever they want, from wherever they want. The business potential for partnering companies is large considering the direction of technology is heading toward more and more on demand services.

Read the full Press Release.

 

More information regarding HomePipe API partner programs and how to partner are available through HomePipe's Web site at http://www.homepipe.net/developer.html .

 


 

RealNetworks' Unifi: Nothing New

John Cook of TechFlash discusses RealNetworks Unifi in RealNetworks Unveils Unifi.

"Digital media storage and sharing is a hot area, and the new Unifi offering sounds a bit like what Seattle startup HomePipe Networks is doing."

Matt Rosoff of Business Insider in his post How RealNetworks Hopes to Come Back From The Dead writes that ..."there are plenty of other solutions to make material from your PC directly available over the Web: HomePipe, ..."


Microsoft Selects HomePipe as a Showcase Select Application

HomePipe Application for Windows Phone 7 is here! One of the first thousand applications for this brand new mobile operating system! HomePipe was selected by Microsoft as a Showcase Select application. And, it's one of the best productivity apps for Windows Phone 7 according to Dan Sung of Pocket-lint!

Music Streaming on Android

Great news! HomePipe just released an update to our Google Android application that greatly improves the music streaming experience! It works! Really! As a result of these improvements, the battery consumption of our app is waaaay down. And we also improved the song-to-song transition by buffering the next song while the current song is still playing.  Let us know what you think at support@homepipe.net.