Upthere’s vision is to build a cloud platform to care for humankind’s information. This platform is based on an entirely new core technology, purpose-built to store, manage, share, and enrich lifetimes of data - UpOS. UpOS is built to support an ever-expanding amount of content being created in different formats from different devices and services.
Upthere Home, the first app for Upthere, is designed to be the one home for all of your photos, videos, music, and documents. Everything is safely and privately stored directly in the Upthere cloud, so users are not limited by the space on their phone or computer.
Upthere is the easiest way to privately share anything with friends and family, no matter what device they use. Share any mix of files, no matter how many or how large. Everything is always shared in its full, original quality.
First Read kicks off the day with news that Western Digital has acquired cloud services company Upthere, Hurricane Harvey could overwhelm the federal flood insurance program, and Apple expects to announce three new iPhones.
Western Digital has today announced that it purchased Upthere for an undisclosed amount. Upthere had previously raised $77 million from an impressive list of investors, with KPCB and Western Digital Ventures leading the round. Upthere wants you to think of its service as the canonical location wher…