Online offering from LaCie never gained traction, losing money
LaCie partner and online storage company Wuala is shutting down. In a blog post to customers, the company said that customers can no longer purchase storage, or renew existing accounts. The company will have full service only through September 30, with no service at all, including loss of data on November 15.
LaCie intros Starck Mobile USB 3.0 drive
LaCie drew on well-known French designer Philippe Starck today to rework its external drive design. The Starck Mobile USB 3.0 has a uniquely rounded aluminum shell that's both more visually distinctive and also more advantageous for the drive itself. At 2mm (0.08in) thick, the drive is resistant to mild shocks and gets a passive heatsink to keep the drive cool.