Thursday, August 1, 2013

SkyDrive–Microsoft is Planning to Change the Name

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Say goodbye to SkyDrive. Microsoft has agreed to rename its cloud-storage service as the result of a trademark case in Britain.

SkyDrive cloud service lets Microsoft users upload and store files in remote servers, which they can then access from anywhere with any device.

It is one of the better names for a cloud service, especially compared to rivals Dropbox, Box and Google Drive, but Microsoft will have to give it up.

The English High Court recently found that Microsoft had infringed on a trademark held by British Sky Broadcasting Group. As part of a settlement announced Wednesday, Microsoft will change the SkyDrive name worldwide and not pursue an appeal, as it had originally planned. The companies also reached a financial agreement but the details were not disclosed.

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