April 9, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dropbox, fueled by an injection of new funding and a $10- billion valuation, is moving beyond online storage into a new wave of apps for email, photos and collaborative working. The company unveiled the new apps at a news conference Wednesday. The apps are designed to get more people to use Dropbox and then to remain more loyal to the service by creating a "home" for digital stuff on the Web. They include a new app called Carousel, which lets people privately and securely share photos and videos with friends. Houston called the new apps "great experiences that don't just store your stuff but bring it to life.
January 17, 2014 |
Dropbox has reportedly closed another round of funding, raising $250 million for a $10-billion valuation. The latest round of investments was led by BlackRock Inc., according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites unnamed sources for its Friday report . A spokeswoman for Dropbox declined to comment. The San Francisco company specializes in cloud-storage software that lets users save items within a file on their computer that they can...
January 15, 2014 |
Users seeking significant free cloud storage should download the new Apple iOS version of Box, which is giving away 50 GB of space in the cloud to users who are willing to try out the new app. Box on Wednesday released a redesigned version of its iPhone and iPad apps , which have been rebuilt with more intuitive user interfaces and have been made significantly faster than before. The Los Altos, Calif., company is one of the top players in the cloud storage market, though it doesn't compare to rival Dropbox, which is currently the dominant leader.
November 19, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Valuations being given to the most promising of the latest crop of Internet companies just keep going up and up as investors open their wallets ever wider. Dropbox, which has already raised hundreds of millions, plans to raise even more: $250 million more to be precise, at a nosebleed valuation of $8 billion, according to published reports. For those keeping track, that's more than double its last funding round that valued the company at $4 billion. And bear this in mind: tech financiers are willing to throw that kind of cash and that kind of valuation at the 5-year-old online storage service even though its revenue growth is slowing down.
November 13, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dropbox is already a hit with consumers. Now it's looking to corner the business market. The online storage service already has 200 million users who save more than 1 billion files in Dropbox every day, Chief Executive Drew Houston said. Now Dropbox is looking to get businesses on board with Dropbox for Business. The company unveiled the initiative at its San Francisco headquarters Wednesday. It's an ambitious gambit that puts Dropbox in direct competition with Google, Box and other tech heavyweights.
August 20, 2013 |
Dropbox users can add one free gigabyte of cloud storage by simply connecting their accounts with Mailbox -- an email app Dropbox purchased earlier this year. Dropbox, which starts off users with 2 GB of free cloud storage, offers users a number of ways to increase their accounts' capacity, but connecting with Mailbox appears to be one of the easiest ways users can significantly increase their space. To do so, users simply download the app from Apple's App Store. Then, users connect their Gmail account and take an instructional tour of how the app works.