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Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

When I talk to folks at Dropbox, they’re eager to tell me about how different people are using its file-sharing service: the musician, the photographer, the professor, the startup founder. They like to talk about new features, like password-protected links and the remote wipe tool that lets you remove files from a lost ...

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox on Friday announced its desktop client is getting streaming sync, a new feature that significantly reduces the time needed to synchronize large files. You can download the new version now from dropbox.com, and the company promises the improvement will be rolled out “over the next couple weeks.” Until now, ...

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world through its Amazon Web Services unit, ...

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox has been acquiring companies to help it expand the services that it can offer to consumers and enterprises beyond cloud storage. But the company — which has raised $1.1 billion and is among the larger tech startups tipped for an IPO – is also making strategic acquisitions to help keep its own house in order. We ...

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

On Monday at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs. DROPBOX: iCloud has never been a hugely appealing cloud storage option, that's at least partially because Dropbox ...

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

Dropbox has an automatic photo upload feature that’s pretty wonderful. Turn it on, and it automatically uploads every picture you take to its server. But unless you adjust your sync settings, it’s also a good way to chew through all your hard drive space in a hurry. If you’re a Dropbox user, you’ve been prompted to ...

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Touting 275 million users, Dropbox on Wednesday debuted a set of productivity tools to help users work more efficiently, including Mailbox for Android, a standalone photo app Carousel, and collaborative editing features. "What makes me so happy is this family just got a lot bigger," CEO Drew Houston said. About a year after ...

Dropbox Will Soon Let You Switch Between Personal and Work Accounts

Dropbox Will Soon Let You Switch Between Personal and Work Accounts

Dropbox will let you manage separate work and personal accounts on all of your devices next month, The Verge has learned. In advance of an April 9th press event, the company has notified users of its Dropbox for Business product that they will soon be able to access personal and work Dropbox files without logging in and out ...

Dropbox Almost Back to 100 Percent After Weekend Outage

Dropbox Almost Back to 100 Percent After Weekend Outage

Dropbox said Sunday it was making progress in restoring service after the popular file storage service went offline on Friday. As of Sunday afternoon Pacific time, the service said more than 99 percent of users can access their files. But 5 percent of users were having trouble syncing files from the desktop client, and ...

Dropbox Seeking $250 Million in Funding Ahead of $8 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Seeking $250 Million in Funding Ahead of $8 Billion Valuation

Over the last six years, Dropbox has emerged as one of Silicon Valley’s most promising startups on the strength of a simple idea—allowing Internet users to store such files as baby photos and Word (MSFT) documents in the cloud and to access them from any computer or mobile device. On Tuesday the company gathered ...