Ricoh’s file storage service quanp to shut down in the US

quanp, an online file storage service from Japanese electronics giant Ricoh that we’ve covered previously, is being shut down in the U.S. In an email sent to customers, the company notes that the service, which was in beta, will be discontinued on September 30th. This closure will not affect the original Japanese version of the service.

No reasons have been given as to why the company is closing the service, but it’s probably safe to assume that Ricoh found it hard to gain traction with quanp in an ultra-competitive cloud file storage market. New user signup has already been closed,  and current quanp users should make sure they have downloaded any files stored on the service by 11.59pm PT on September 30th, as at that time all user accounts will be deleted, together with any files stored on them.