Dropbox announced on Friday that it had acquired Mailbox, the startup focused on changing the way users handle e-mail on the smartphone. “After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day,” Dropbox said in a blog post on its Website. “We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to the Wall Street Journal, all 13 of Mailbox’s employees will join the Dropbox as part of the acquisition. The Mailbox app launched only a little less than a month ago, where it gained much attention for attempting a new take on the way users access email on their mobile devices. Beginning with the iPhone, Mailbox allowed for different ways of accessing email.
Dropbox Acquires Mailbox, an E-Mail Startup
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