Myspace.com cuts off free storage service

Online storage company Myspace.com has ceased its free storage service, prompting many of its customers to scramble to retrieve their digital files before they are deleted.

Online storage company Myspace.com has ceased its free storage service, prompting many of its customers to scramble to retrieve their digital files before they are deleted.

San Francisco-based Myspace says on its Web site that people can obtain their files until Friday at 5 p.m. PDT. Myspace previously let people store, organize, share and distribute digital files--including music, photos and documents--for free through a password-protected account.

"This will be the only period of time you will be able to retrieve your files," the company's Web site reads. "After this date, Myspace free consumer site will be closed. Myspace customers will not be able to access their accounts, and, to ensure your privacy, all stored files will be deleted." --Gwendolyn Mariano, Special to ZDNet News