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Dropbox (service)

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Dropbox (service)

File hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software.add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: (42%), United States (32%), Japan (5%)

Main connections: iOS, Y Combinator (company), TechCrunch

Linked to: TechCrunch, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital,




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Dropbox, Inc., was founded in 2007 by MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, as a &Y_Combinator (Y_Combinator_(company)) startup company add something


Houston founded Dropbox, Inc. in June 2007, and shortly thereafter secured seed funding from &Y_Combinator (Y_Combinator_(company)) add something


Dropbox officially launched at 2008's TechCrunch50, an annual technology conference add something


It has received several awards, including the Crunchie Award in 2009 for Best Internet Application, and Macworld's 2009 Editor's Choice Award add something


Due to trademark disputes between Proxy, Inc. and Evenflow , Dropbox's official domain name was "get"" until October 2009, when they acquired their current domain, "" add something


It was nominated for a 2010 Webby Award, and for the 2010 Mac Design Awards by Ars Technica add something


In May 2010, Dropbox users in China were unable to access Dropbox add something


In May 2011, Dropbox struck deals with Japanese mobile service providers Softbank and Sony Ericsson add something


In May 2011, a complaint was filed with the US FTC alleging Dropbox misled users about the privacy and security of their files add something


On June 20, 2011, TechCrunch reported that all Dropbox accounts could be accessed without password for 4 hours add something


In January 2012, the company was named startup of the year by TechCrunch add something


In April 2012, Dropbox announced a new feature allowing users to automatically upload photographs or videos from camera, tablet, SD card, or smartphone add something


On April 3, 2012, Dropbox announced Bono and The Edge, two members of the Irish rock band U2, were individual investors in the company add something


On July 31, 2012, Dropbox announced that an employee's account had been hacked, resulting in a number of Dropbox users being spammed by email add something


On 12 November 2012, Dropbox announced it had reached 100 million users add something


On December 19, 2012 Dropbox acquired the photo cloud storing giant Snapjoy add something


In March 2013, users reported additional spam resulting from the July email leakage add something


On March 15, 2013 Dropbox acquired the email management application for iOS "Mailbox" add something


On June 6, 2013, "The Guardian" and "The Washington Post" publicized confidential documents suggesting Dropbox was being considered for inclusion in the National Security Agency's classified $PRISM (PRISM_(surveillance_program)) program of internet surveillance add something


On November 13, 2013, Dropbox announced it had reached 200 million users, and announced changes to their 'Dropbox for Business' product add something


On November 21, 2013, Dropbox released new versions of its apps for $ iOS. The new design now has a whiter and simpler user interface which brings the app in-line with other iOS 7 offerings add something


On January 10, 2014 Dropbox experienced an outage, which the company publicly acknowledged: "We are aware of an issue currently affecting the Dropbox site," a message on the company's home page and to app users stataed add something


Dropbox expanded into their second U.S. office in Austin, Texas in February 2014 add something


On April 9, 2014, Dropbox announced that Condoleezza Rice would be joining their board of directors, prompting protests from some users who were concerned about her appointment add something


In May 2014, Dropbox suddenly disabled access to links that have been previously shared, although the decisions causes inconvenience to many users that are relying on the shared links in their workflow, and the intention of sharing a document as web link often is to make it publicly available add something


On May 21, 2014, Dropbox announced that they had bought 3D Photo Sharing App Bubbli, Bubbli's founders Ben Newhouse and Terrence McArdle said they were "thrilled" to be joining Dropbox add something


Dropbox was blocked again in June 2014, using DNS spoofing add something


In July 2014, Dropbox added a new function to sync large file in a much faster way, stating that this new feature can speed up the upload speed up to 2x compare to previous version add something


In a July 2014 interview, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden called Dropbox "hostile to privacy" because its encryption model enables the company to surrender user data to government agencies, and recommended to use the competing service SpiderOak instead add something


On November 4, 2014, Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft to integrate Dropbox and Microsoft Office applications on iOS, Android and the Office 365 applications on the web add something


On January 21, 2015, Dropbox acquired CloudOn a leading company for document editing and creation add something


On August 12, 2015 Dropbox announced the availability of its USB security key which provides two-factor authentication to its services add something


The company released a completely new version of it's API in November 2015 which improved the usability, reduced the amount of necessary calls and introduced file IDs add something


Dropbox originally used Amazon's S3 storage system to store the files, but as of 2016 they use their own hardware add something


On August 30, 2016, Dropbox ceased support of all Windows XP computers add something


In January 2017, Dropbox released its collaborative document-editing web app called Dropbox Paper add something


In February 2017, Nicholas Jitkoff, the former lead on Google's Material Design team, joined Dropbox as its new Vice President of Design add something


In March 2017, Dropbox renamed Dropbox Pro, its paid plan, to Dropbox Plus add something


Dropbox later announced in April 2017 that Hackpad would be shut down on July 19, with all notes being migrated to Dropbox Paper add something


In June 2017, the AdminX dashboard was given a redesign and additional administrator functions, such as log-in durations, custom password strength parameters, and more granular subdomain verifications for specified teams add something


In June 2017, the company announced a major global network expansion, aiming to increase synchronization speeds while cutting costs add something


In February 2018, Dropbox filed an IPO to be listed on the Nasdaq add something


On July 10, 2018, Dropbox announced its partnership with Salesforce aiming to improve brand engagement and team productivity add something


In January 2019 Dropbox expressed its intention to buy HelloSign startup, which deals with document workflows and e-signatures add something