You know you’re doing something right when Silicon Valley rock stars are ditching cushy jobs at Google and Facebook to join your startup. This year’s Founder Of The Year Crunchie goes to the talent magnets at Dropbox, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi.
Dropbox is incredibly popular with consumers – it claims a whopping 200 million users – and, as it turns out, is also successfully making its way into the business market, claiming 4 million businesses and 97% of the Fortune 500.
I use Dropbox because it is simple and functional. I mainly use it store important documents, pictures of my kids that I share out to family and friends, and enjoy the convenience of not having to sync anything.
In a significant design step, Dropbox for Business can be allocated to new users or appear alongside an existing Dropbox customer’s personal account. The idea is to create a relatively seamless experience of managing business and personal data.
If you're a working professional and Dropbox user, you're in luck. With the revamped Dropbox for Business, accessing -- and separating -- your business and personal content on the cloud storage startup should soon be a quicker, simpler process.
Dropbox has a radical plan: become the portal to your digital world – and join the ranks of Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Dropbox is further pushing its business-friendly services into the spotlight with the addition of a new hub dedicated to third-party apps. The new page launching this week highlights some of the apps that integrate with Dropbox for Business and leverage the Dropbox Platform for fostering collaboration and facilitating identity management.
Dropbox has enlisted Matt Eccleston, one of the top technologists at VMware, as it plans a renewed assault on enterprise customers. Eccleston is well regarded in the virtualization circles and this is a big hire for Dropbox. After dominating the the consumer file-sync-and-store market, it’s now looking to make a concerted push into the enterprise.
Dropbox is bulking up on its design talent. As I wrote on Monday, Tim Van Damme, Instagram’s lead designer, will be leaving the company a year and half after joining the photo-sharing startup.
The market for file storage and sharing is crowded, but Dropbox seems to have the drop on Box, and others.
Dropbox makes it look easy, but it is not easy. Dropbox has taken one very complicated problem that's absolutely necessary to solve, and presented a deceptively simple solution to it. That's now what the company is promising to do for developers.
Today, at Dropbox’s first-ever developers conference, the company is officially launching a new set of coding tools designed to push Dropbox into every corner of your digital life. Not content to stay sequestered inside the box, the company’s co-founders are unveiling ways for developers to meld their service with every app on every device you own.
Dropbox began as a consumer-focused service, but as anyone who works with digital files knows, it has been adopted by businesses — both large and small — en masse.
Just two weeks after Dropbox beat Yahoo's efforts to buy young mobile email startup Mailbox, the cloud storage upstart just won prominent billing within Yahoo's own email product. How's that for a cherry on top?
Dropbox has scored another big win on the staffing front. Rasmus Andersson, the Swedish designer and technologist who for the past two years has worked at Facebook leading the design of mobile products and working on product infrastructure, is leaving the social networking giant to join Dropbox.
Dropbox is buying the owner of the buzzy Mailbox mobile app, making its first move into products outside its core file-sharing service. Under the deal, the 13 employees of Mailbox owner Orchestra Inc.-including alums of Apple, Stanford University and Ideo-will join Dropbox.
People save 1 billion files every day to Dropbox's online storage service, Chief Executive Drew Houston said today at the Mobile World Congress show here.
Dropbox for Teams lets admins monitor, control how members connect to file-sharing service and which documents they can share . Several file-sharing companies have been billed as "Dropbox for the enterprise." Turns out Dropbox wants that title as well.
New Dropbox For Teams Gives IT Deep Control And Visibility, Reveals More About Company's Next Chapter
Dropbox for Teams has a new set of features that gives IT deep visibility and control over the way both individuals and groups use the service. The new features show how Dropbox is entering a new chapter in its evolution, pointing to a future where a significant aspect of its business will focus on the business market.
Dropbox Unveils Sync API For Mobile Developers, Allows Apps To Work With Cloud-Based Files As If They Were Local
Dropbox is unveiling a brand new API for developers today that should give mobile app makers an excellent new tool to work with. The Dropbox Sync API allows apps for iOS and Android to treat files stored on a user's Dropbox account as if they were local, managing syncing, caching, offline access and tracking changes easily so that developers only have to worry about building an app, and not the storage and management of the files users create with said software.
The company is adding a new layer of photo and document features to give its users much more things they can do with their files. In other words, Dropbox is aiming to be more than just a file syncing or file storage service but a full-service way for people to use their digital files - which these days is increasingly in the cloud, not just on devices.
Dropbox and Samsung are expanding their relationship with new integration on existing devices.
Dropbox has hired Google executive and programming guru Guido van Rossum. Van Rossum, originally from the Netherlands, is known for creating the Python programming language.
Q: I know I'm late to this party, but what's the best photo-sharing service? A: There are so many photo-sharing sites that, like the Kardashians, it's impossible to keep up with them all. Let me make this simple: Use Dropbox.
Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day
"At this scale, when you help people save 10 minutes or an hour, you're saving lifetimes of pain...And we're just getting started." That's what CEO Drew Houston thinks about his company hitting 100 million registered users and 1 billion files saved a day.
What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your phone or iPad, and the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it easy to share with others. And if your computer melts down, you can restore all your files from the Dropbox website with a couple clicks.
- Dropbox has more than 275,000,000 users.
- People save one billion files to Dropbox every 24 hours.
- Dropbox is offered in fifteen languages with users in over 200 countries.
- Dropbox is used in over 4 million businesses with presence in 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
- 100,000 active apps have been built on the Dropbox Platform.
- Founded: June 2007
- Product launch: September 2008
- Dropbox for Business: In October 2011, Dropbox launched Dropbox for Business (formerly Teams) with administrative controls and plenty of space for workplace collaboration.
- Dropbox Developer platform supports thousands of apps including Docs to Go, CloudOn, GoodReader, 1Password, with millions of monthly actives.
- Funding: $257.2 M from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, RIT Capital Partners, and Valiant Capital Partners.
How Dropbox works
Dropbox makes all your files available to you from any computer or phone. It's as easy as adding any file to your Dropbox folder. You can start working at the office and finish from home without ever needing to think about where your files are - they are always with you.
Joining Dropbox is easy: installing the Dropbox software (free for Windows, Mac and Linux) creates a special folder on your computer. Anything you add to this Dropbox folder will automatically save to all your computers and to the Dropbox website. You can also invite people to share any folder in your Dropbox. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects or sharing photos with family or friends - it will be as if you are saving straight to their desktop. The Dropbox mobile apps (free for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry) let you take your life on the road. And because Dropbox keeps a one month history of your work, you can go back in time to fix mistakes or rescue deleted files.
Dropbox offers 2 GB free to start and you can earn up to 16 GB additional space for referring friends, or upgrade to a Pro account with up to 500 GB and 32 GB for referrals. Dropbox for Business accounts start at 1 TB for 5 users. Learn more at www.dropbox.com/pricing.
The story of Dropbox
Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Frustrated by working from multiple computers, Drew was inspired to create a service that would let people bring all their files anywhere, with no need to email around attachments. Drew coded a demo of Dropbox and showed it to fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi, who dropped out with only one semester left to help make Dropbox a reality. Guiding their decisions was a relentless focus on crafting a simple and reliable experience across every computer and phone.
Your photos, docs and videos, anywhere
Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website.
- Work even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.
- Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website.
- Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
Shared folders and links allow people to work together and send large files in a snap.
- Invite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It'll be as if you saved the folder to their computers.
- See other people's changes instantly.
- Create a link to files and folders in your Dropbox to friends and coworkers - even if they don't use Dropbox.
Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry keep your Dropbox always at hand.
- Bring your files with you when you're on the go.
- Edit files in your Dropbox from your phone.
- Share freely with family and friends.
- Automatically upload your photos and videos to Dropbox (available for Android).
Your stuff is safe
Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.
- Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
- Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
- Transmission of files occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL) where supported, and files are encrypted when stored on Dropbox's servers.
Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today announced a deep integration with the recently released Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II. With these integrations, Dropbox users can now enjoy a seamless content syncing experience across all Samsung devices.
Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily, today announced an even easier way for people to instantly share the things that matter most, with just a link. Now documents, photos, and videos can be shared simply by creating and sending a link to friends, family, or colleagues, whether they are Dropbox users or not.
Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today introduced Dropbox for Teams. More than 45 million people already depend on Dropbox, and with Dropbox for Teams, businesses can now experience the same ease-of-use along with new administrative controls, centralized billing, phone support, and plenty of space for everyone on the team.
Dropbox, a service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, announced today that it has completed a $250 million Series B financing. The company will use the funds to accelerate its rapid growth, make acquisitions, pursue strategic partnerships, and grow the team.
Dropbox Reveals Tremendous Growth With Over 200 Million Files Saved Daily by More Than 25 Million People
Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos anywhere and share them easily, announced today that more than 25 million people have joined Dropbox and are using it to save more than 200 million files every day. These files are available from any computer, smartphone or iPad.