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Meebo adds file sharing – Is it looking to pounce on Pownce?
I got the news tip today that Meebo is launching file sharing on Tuesday. What I am unsure about from the below message is whether this is a traditional p2p where I send directly to you or if they actually store the file on a server somewhere. I am not crazy about the latter but the former moves Meebo closer to Pownce land. What’s great is that meebo already has my buddies and I don’t have to re-friend everyone again. If Meebo added a twitter-like public board, it would be killer.
Here are some details sent over earlier today:
Today, File Transfer comes to meebo! You can now seamlessly transfer files to your IM buddies, on meebo or off meebo, regardless of which IM network they’re on, no software or download required.
"We’re so happy to be debuting file transfer on meebo. This answers a huge feature request from our users," said Seth Sternberg, founder and CEO, meebo. "Please let us know what you think!"
At its core, File Transfer utilizes the Amazon (AMZN) Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), core features of Amazon Web Services. Together, they provide an affordable, scalable and fault-tolerant solution to file storage and retrieval in a web environment.