FORTUNE -- No 16 GB smartphone on the market actually delivers 16 GB of usable storage, but some come closer than others.
The worst: Samsung's Galaxy S4, with only 8.56 GB (53.5%).
Where did the other 46.5% go? Which?'s John Barrow thinks he knows:
"Many manufacturers further stuff their phone with pre-loaded apps, skins and bloatware. And no phone has more piping, braiding and frills than the Samsung Galaxy S4.
"Running on Android, Samsung has heavily customised the S4 with their Touchwiz interface. This includes many of Samsung's own features but, while it looks pretty and grabs headlines, most of the stuff is next to useless. Eye tracking technology that pauses video when you look away from the screen sounds attractive but in reality it works badly, gulps down your battery and monopolises your internal storage."
On the plus side for Samsung, the Galaxy comes with a Micro SD slot for adding more memory as needed. The iPhone does not; with Apple, what you buy is what you get.
We sit down with chief executive (and one-time "Peanut Butter Manifesto" author) Brad Garlinghouse.
FORTUNE—Hightail, the file-sharing company formerly known as YouSendIt, has raised $34 million in new funding. The nine-year-old startup has been around much longer than newer entrants like Dropbox or Box, but recently it sought to revamp its image and differentiate its product features in order to stand out in an increasingly competitive market in which larger companies MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 19, 2013 11:59 AM ET
And that's a great business to be in, says the bank, as it initiates coverage with a Buy.
FORTUNE -- "We think it's time to revisit what makes Apple unique," writes Lazard Capital Market's Edward Parker in a note to clients that initiates coverage with a Buy rating and a $540 price target.
Don't think of Apple (AAPL) only as the purveyor of jewel-like devices, he suggests. Or elegant, easy-to-use software. Or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 4, 2013 12:19 PM ET
Users of Google Apps will now be able to store up to 16TB of documents and images in Google's cloud.
For companies, educational institutions and even home users who want to increase the amount of space in their Google (GOOG) Apps accounts, Google today introduced new tiered pricing plans for buying huge swaths of additional storage.
Storage for Google Docs, Picasa Web Albums, and photos from Blogger can now scale up to MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 1, 2011 12:57 PM ET
Dubbed 'Google Storage for Developers,' the new service will compete with Amazon's S3 for app dollars.
As part of Google I/O today, the company unleashed its Google Cloud Storage product, which is squarely aimed at the same market as Amazon's (AMZN) S3 but has some significant advantages, including aggressive beta pricing (free) and integration with Google's App Engine platform.
The pricing for Google Storage is as follows:
Upload data to Google
Download data from Google
$0.15/gigabyte for MORE
Jon Fortt of Fortune interviews Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, about his startup's approach to storage for the cloud computing era.
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Picture this: A brilliant engineer in a Georgia college town invents a cheaper way to do high-end storage. For nearly five years he and a small team quietly sell systems to demanding customers like the Nathional Institues of Health, which uses the technology for the Human Genome Project.
Eventually he realizes he can't run the company on a shoestring anymore and calls an old friend, who consults a legendary investor, who assembles MOREJon Fortt - Jan 25, 2010 7:00 AM ET
Cisco CEO John Chambers and Intel CEO Paul Otellini (center) are flanked by other Cisco executives as they explain how the two companies will work together on servers. Photo: Cisco
Cisco's new servers use more memory and faster I/O connections than mainstream competitors, and they come loaded with management software. Photo: Cisco
John Chambers is known for delivering Cisco's sales pitch like a revival preacher, complete with a country twang – and MOREJon Fortt - Mar 17, 2009 9:26 AM ET
Cisco CEO John Chambers needs to try new things to keep his company growing while corporate technology budgets shrink.
It is the buzz of the tech world: Cisco Systems may soon try selling servers, those heavy-duty computers that companies use to run critical back-office applications. The prospect of router giant Cisco's entering the already crowded $55-billion-a-year server market is intriguing (imagine if LeBron James decided to try his hand at football) MOREJon Fortt - Mar 5, 2009 10:00 AM ET
Bryan Cantrill and Mike Shapiro, Distinguished Engineers at Sun, dreamed up a new type of storage product and convinced executives to let them build it in relative isolation. Image: Sun
Maybe there's something about unconventional office space that gets Silicon Valley's creative juices flowing.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard worked their magic in a garage. Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh development team flew a pirate flag over the Bandley 3 building. Now Sun Microsystems MOREJon Fortt - Nov 12, 2008 8:11 AM ET
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