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New Box users get 50GB of free cloud storage

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by Angela Moscaritolo, 11 Feb 2013News
New Box users get 50GB of free cloud storage

Looking for a place to store your files in the cloud for free? You're in luck.

The popular cloud storage service Box is currently offering 50GB of space for free to new users who sign up for an account. The signup page says the giveaway is a "Dell Exclusive Offer," though it doesn't appear that you need to own a Dell computer or be a Dell employee to take advantage of the offer. Typically, you get just 5GB of space when you sign up for a free account.

"Get 50GB of Box FREE for Life & 50GB for Coworkers or Friends," the signup page reads. "Signup now for 50GB to securely access and share your content from anywhere."

There's no word as to how long this promotion will run, so those who are interested should sign up soon.

Box has run similar promotions in the past, but for new users who also downloaded the Box app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and WebOS. Last February, for example, the company was offering 50GB of free storage alongside the launch of its Android app.

Interestingly, Box earlier this week was giving away 25GB of free storage to new users. The deal was available to anyone with an email address; users did not need to download a mobile app to take advantage of the offer.

Meanwhile, lesser-known online storage service Bitcasa, which bills itself as "your external hard drive in the cloud that never runs out of space," emerged from Beta this week. To celebrate the official public debut, Bitcasa is offering a year of no-limit cloud storage for $69 (£44). Regular pricing of $99 (£63) per year will go back into effect in March.

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