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Matt Erickson

Now hiring: white label engineer

EDIT We’ve found someone, and this position is now closed. Thanks for everyone who applied! We’re looking for an energetic hacker to join us to support our partnerships / white labeling product engineering. On any given day, you’ll be working with our desktop client (in PyQt), working with our partnership sales team to develop custom […]

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Some perspective

Taking full advantage of the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection, I’ve been living it up in London recently. I’m sharing a space much smaller than I’m used to with my girlfriend while I’m here, so I’ve been leaving to work from caf├ęs much more than normal. Yesterday, I gave the British […]

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Engineering Matters

If recent events in the cloud storage community have taught us anything, it’s that Engineering Matters. Features essential to you, to your life, cannot be treated as something to worry about later. We’re founded on principles that security and trust do not have to exclude convenience from modern computer use, and we are dismayed by […]

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Et Tu, DropBox?

Friends, Netizens, Countrymen, lend me your eyes! I come to blog on SpiderOak, not to praise it! The evil that cloud syncs do live after them; the good is oft interred in their bones. So let it be with SpiderOak. The noble DropBox hath told you that SpiderOak was untrustworthy, if it were so, it […]

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FBI Wants Your Data, part Deux

In a previous post, Chip discussed a recent FBI drive for encryption backdoors. It looks like they’re at it again. Basically, the WSJ article linked to above details how in the New Information Society information is power, and many countries are either attempting to have their own power over information (such as Saudi Arabia’s wanting […]

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Looking to hack on Android?

Hello everyone, It’s been getting kind of hectic around here as we expand out in MobileSpace, and we’re looking for someone who can take lead on Android and/or BlackBerry development at SpiderOak. If you’re capable of programming for Android and/or BlackBerry, and excited about SpiderOak, please send me a cover letter (no more than a […]

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Two-Way Mobile Clients & You

Hello everyone, I’ve been taking a bunch of requests for two-way functionality from our mobile clients, and I would like to address that. Let me start by saying that I *fully* understand how much of a killer feature that would be for all of us. I use SpiderOak for my own personal file storage, sync, […]

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Android and… THE FUTURE!

In the mobile world here at SpiderOak HQ, there’s two things that have some code being laid down already, and they’re interrelated. The first is that an Android app is now being actively worked on. Yes, I know we’re late to the party. If it’s “fashionably late”, or “better late than never”, or “about darn […]

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New iPhone Client Entering Beta

2010-07-12 UPDATE: Beta delayed due to additional work required. See below. Hello, your friendly local iPhone developer here. I’m happy to say that the first major revision of our client for the iPhone is now about to enter beta testing. There’s a bunch of new features to help make your SpiderOak storage more accessible to […]

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