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Trump’s immigration policies costing US tech jobs says LogMeIn CEO

President Trump’s immigration policies are costing the United States technology jobs, rather than their intended effect of growing them, according to Bill Wagner, the CEO of LogMeIn. Speaking to The Register in Sydney, Australia, today, Wagner said his company had hoped to bring in more workers, some on H-1B visas. He now …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Mar 2018
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LogMeIn collapses its 'Cubby' Dropbox clone into LogMeIn Pro

LogMeIn is mostly-closing “Cubby”, it's little-known Dropbox clone. In an email sent to users, the company says it “plans to retire Cubby from its current line of products.” Cubby is a vanilla sync 'n' share product with the usual come-for-the-free-capacity, please-please-please-cough-up-for-more-storage business plan. That …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Oct 2016

Citrix's GoTo goes to LogMeIn in $2bn merger

LogMeIn has effectively taken over Citrix's unwanted GoTo business. The merger comes after Citrix axed 1,000 staffers in November and threatened to spin off GoTo. The gobble is worth $1.8bn in shares, and effectively puts remote desktop developer LogMeIn in charge of GoTo, Citrix's remote access and conferencing family. …
Chris Williams, 26 Jul 2016

Are you the keymaster? Alternatives in a LogMeIn/LastPass universe

LogMeIn's purchase of LastPass password manager service was not well received by LastPass users. In fact that outrage was sufficient that LastPass quickly shut down comments on its blog. Why the outrage and who is LogMeIn? LogMeIn may be best known as the company that shut down its free remote desktop sharing service with a …
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Furious LastPass fans fear password wrangler's fate amid LogMeIn's gobble

LastPass has been acquired by LogMeIn, and people are deeply unhappy about the deal. The password manager announced on Friday that it was being gobbled up by the remote-desktop software biz LogMeIn for $125m. It's expected that the deal will close over the next several weeks. LogMeIn didn't provide details about what it would …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Oct 2015

LA explosion knocks LogMeIn's British customers offline

An explosion in Los Angles last night triggered a power blackout and data centre outage, which led to a knock-on impact for UK customers of LogMeIn today, who were left unable to access remote desktop services, The Register can reveal. The explosion in a Los Angeles high rise hospitalised two people and caused a power blackout …
Kat Hall, 21 Aug 2015
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Another one bites the dust: AVG kills its remote access service

AVG has shut down its remote access service Crossloop. The security company acquired Crossloop in 2012, to support what it says is a “ rapidly growing AVG CloudCare offering”. Despite the @crossloop Twitter account boasting it connected “ 20,000 computer support experts” AVG shuttered the service last Friday. Users aren't …

'I don't understand why they feel like they own the word CANDY'

Quotw This was the week when remote access app LogMeIn pulled its free version, uniting freeboards in a resounding cry of "Hell no! We don't pay for stuff on the internet!" The app may not have had quite the poor reception to its announcement of going from free to not-free if it hadn't a) been providing its service gratis for TEN …
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Vultures circle to feast on carcass of free remote desktop service LogMeIn

A number of vulture firms have swooped in to feast on the desktop access carcass left by the death of LogMeIn's free service. El Reg was, frankly, shocked by the level of outrage yesterday after LogMeIn decided it would no longer allow techie types to use its service to access their desktops remotely for free. We received a …
Jasper Hamill, 22 Jan 2014
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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from now

Angry users of the free version of LogMeIn have reacted furiously to plans to turn the remote desktop access service into a paid subscription product. After 10 years of providing a free service, LogMeIn today announced that it would start charging people to use a new beefed-up version of its software. Starting from today, …
Jasper Hamill, 21 Jan 2014
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LogMeIn dives into cloudy things with ARM support

LogMeIn has relaunched its cloudy-thing management, now called Xively and available with a sixty-quid ARM development board for those hoping to kick start the Internet of Things. Not that one needs the £57.99 Jumpstart kit to use Xively's cloud. Support for RESTful, JSON and CSV as well as raw sockets ensure that any IP- …
Bill Ray, 15 May 2013

LogMeIn uncloaks cloud storage bypass

By now you know the prosumer cloud storage schtick: an agent on your device monitors a designated folder and copies everything in it to the cloud, from where any other device running the service's agent and logged in with the same account sucks down that file so it is available locally. The likes of DropBox, Google, Microsoft …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2013
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Jobsian remote access app comes to Android

LogMeIn has released an Android version of its popular remote PC-access tool, LogMeIn Ignition. Ignition was originally built for the iPhone, providing remote access to your PC or Mac from the holy Jobsian handset. And naturally, it's now available for the iPad as well. Like the iPhone/iPad incarnation, the Android version …
Cade Metz, 14 Jul 2010
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Lucky iPhone developer gets very own App Store hotline

As a worldwide chorus of mobile developers howls over Apple's unwillingness to discuss the ins and outs of the iPhone App Store, Steve Jobs and his minions are providing at least one app seller with its very own support rep. According to Mike Simon - CEO of LogMeIn, the newly-public remote control outfit whose $30 iPhone app …
Cade Metz, 16 Sep 2009
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Apple ignores Jesus Phone life raft

CTIA Wireless For reasons unknown, Apple's new Jesus Phone SDK won't allow apps that run in the background. As many have noted, this rules out instant messaging - or, at least, instant messaging as we know it. But it also rules out all sorts of other useful applications, including the fledgling smartphone rescue tool from remote control maven …
Cade Metz, 2 Apr 2008

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