January 31 marks end of OneDrive and BLU promos, Songza


We’re close to, but have not quite reached January 31st, 2016. And that date, while it marks the last day of the first month for the year, also signals that the end is imminent. The end is by us for some major benies from the old guard, a fresh face and the termination of a startup gone Google.

We start with Microsoft’s OneDrive — and like most cloud storage clients, it offers some free space for new users before charging them for more storage. OneDrive has been offering 15GB of base storage with an extra 15GB for those who activate the Camera Roll feature for backing up photos. Microsoft decided in November that it was going to reduce all complimentary OneDrive storage down to flat 5GB. It did allow, however, existing users to lock-in their 30GB if they wanted it. That grace period expires at the end of tomorrow, though. You can do opt for that storage at the source link.

Source: Microsoft
Via: Windows Central

Next up is BLU. This week, the company launched its latest phone, the Vivo XL. It’s a mid-range device, though, we have seen better from BLU at a close-by price point — the BLU Life One X (2016). But if you’re looking for a deal, you’ll get one: it’s on BestBuy.com for $50 off SRP through tomorrow. That means it’s $99. Not bad for a more than decent phone.

Source: Best Buy
Via: GSMArena

Finally, the playlist curation service, Songza. It was acquired by Google a long time ago and Play Music took on Songza’s heart and soul with special jam sessions for Saturday nights or grocery shopping scooter rides a short time ago. And with startup acquisitions come the almost-inevitable swallowing whole of the startup. Songza, as a standalone service, shuts down tomorrow. Playlist migrations to Play Music have been taking place since the announcement, but they will happen no more come the day after.

But it’s farewell to Songza and to the deals that were.

Via: Android Central

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.