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Archive for May, 2010

Link Amazon Announces Reduced Redundancy Storage (Hint: We don’t use it)

Amazon just announced Reduced Redundancy Storage, designed to provide 99.99% durability. We don’t use that version of Amazon S3. We use the version of Amazon S3 that provides 99.999999999% durability and can sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilities. The exciting part of the news for us is not the reduced redundancy storage; [...]

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Link HD Video for All

We are pleased to announce that we have changed our pricing plans to now offer HD video to all customers, a feature previously offered only to Phanfare Pro customers. Here is a full summary of the additional features now being offered to our Phanfare Premium customers: HD Video. Display your videos on the web in [...]

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Link Announcing Phanfare’s New Web Organizer

We are pleased to announce Phanfare’s new web organizer, available immediately. Phanfare’s new web organizer (internally known as Phanfare 4.0) brings some of the best features of our desktop clients to the web browser and introduces new organizational features to the Phanfare community. Background uploading on the web. Upload photos and videos to multiple albums [...]

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Link Phanfare Price Increases

We raised our subscription prices today for new customers and renewals. The new prices reflect the value we deliver to customers and will increase our margins to the point where we can continue to invest in the business. Phanfare stores all customer photos and videos at Amazon S3 and we encourage customers to store all [...]

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Link Phanfare Subsites Explained

This Thursday we plan to remove the Phanfare Social Network, the ability to add friends, family and create groups within Phanfare (read just the bold parts of this post for the Executive Summary). We are doing this because the social network never really caught on, is a bit confusing, and requires viewers to maintain registration [...]

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Link Phanfare Truly Gives up on Social Networking

It was nearly a year ago that our good friend Jefferson Graham at USA Today wrote that we had given up on social networking. At the time I thought it was a little premature since we left all the features in but just deprecated them a bit in favor of allowing people to share on [...]

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