File Syncing Service Insync Enters Private Beta — 50 Invites for WWD Readers

Picture 5Insync is a new, easy-to-use file syncing service that’s billed as a “Dropbox for companies” that lets you sync files between computers and share them with other people in your company. It has entered a private, invite-only beta testing stage, but if you’d like to try it out, the folks behind the app have kindly offered invites to the first 50 WebWorkerDaily readers to email [email protected]. (If you miss out, you’ll be put on a waiting list.) Desktop clients are available for the service in both Windows (s msft) and Mac OS X (s aapl) flavors.Insync client

If you’ve been lucky enough to snag an Insync invite, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Blockbuster: Now Only Slightly Less Miserable!

When was the last time you rented a DVD from a Blockbuster (s bbi) store? If it was recent enough for you to remember the exact date, you’re in a shrinking club.
The video retailer behemoth that stomped many a mom-and-pop store out of existence is now finding people are renting fewer of its DVDs. Rentals at its U.S. locations fell 2.6 percent in the last three months of 2008 (in a conference call, CEO Jim Keyes blamed Hollywood for producing crappy movies), while sales of video games, game consoles and used DVDs rose 37 percent.
In other words, the epic Blockbuster-Netflix (s nflx) battle that has waged for several years isn’t quite over, but Netflix is doing a great job of bloodying up its adversary. So Blockbuster is hoping to fare better against GameStop (s gme) and (s amzn).
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