Canonical is shutting down Ubuntu One file hosting and sharing service along with their music streaming service which comes as a part of Ubuntu One. The niche of file storage and sharing services are getting over crowded more and more recently and the team behind Ubuntu One seems like understood this trend.
“If we offer a service, we want it to compete on a global scale,” CEO Jane Silber noted in a blog post. “For Ubuntu One to continue to do that would require more investment than we are willing to make.”
Competing with the already popular file storage is services is pretty difficult nowadays considering Canonical’s primary market is something different. This shutting down will effect their Music streaming service too. Starting from today you will not be able to purchase Storage and music from Ubuntu One store. The existing users will be able to use their services until June 1st and will be able to download the already stored content until July 30th. If you have subscribe for their services with annual plans, you will soon get a refund.
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