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Streamload Readies MediaMax

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Sharing your digital creations. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Sharing digital photos is simple through any number of Web sites…or by email. But sharing digital video…with friends and family….is a bit more complicated. Video files can be gigantic….and far exceed the file size attachment limits of most email services. So how do you solve the problem….a number of file sharing services offer solutions. Streamload…which has free basic services…is launching what it calls MediaMax. It will give subscribers an unlimited amount of storage space for digital videos, photos and music….and the ability to share legal content with others. Marketing director Mike Corrales…

"It handles up to HD quality video, there's no file size limits. So you can literally upload videos of any size, any quantities of videos and with the click of a button, share them very easily. It also includes a full photo sharing application which allows people to share full quality photos. So it's not the small JPEG representations of your original photo that you're sharing. You're actually sharing the original files. It also has a music locker, which allows anywhere, anytime access to your entire MP3 collection."

There is a basic free account…which may not be sufficient if you're sharing high resolution photos or video. Streamload is counting on attracting users to it subscription service for ten dollars a month….which is not quite unlimited…

"There actually are limits but they're set very, very high purposely so that 99 percent of people will never actually encounter the limit."

There are others out there… Grouper.com creates online communities for sharing files. It's a free service that let's you choose whether you want to share your files with everyone….or with private groups. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.