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iCloud was Jobs’ best shot at killing Dropbox… and it missed badly

November 20th, 2013

It looks like Steve Ballmer wasn’t the only famous tech CEO who underestimated Dropbox’s staying power. reports that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston this week recounted how late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs tried to buy out his company a few years ago and then vowed to kill off Dropbox when Houston refused to sell it …

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Dropbox out to make Ballmer regret dismissing it as a ‘little startup’

November 13th, 2013

Earlier this year, we predicted that cloud storage company Dropbox would be guaranteed massive success after receiving the reverse-kiss-of-death from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who dismissed the company as a “little startup.” Given Ballmer’s history of predicting that both the iPhone and Android would flop, we thought it was safe to say that his dismissal …

Dropbox Windows 8 App

Dropbox arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

January 7th, 2013

Besides getting used to the Metro user interface, one of the most common complaints about Windows 8 is the operating system’s lack of available applications. Dropbox on Monday released its highly anticipated Windows 8 and Windows RT app, bringing one of the most popular cloud storage services to Microsoft’s (MSFT) new platforms. The application was originally …

Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera users get free 50GB of Dropbox storage

August 31st, 2012

Dropbox and Samsung (005930) on Friday announced that anyone who buys the new Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera will get 50GB of free online storage for two years. The Dropbox app will come pre-installed on both devices and the Galaxy Note II will automatically sync photos and videos to the service. The two companies had …

Dropbox admits recent security breach led to spam attacks

August 1st, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox users began to complain about receiving spam in email accounts created exclusively for the service. After investigating the issue, Dropbox confirmed that a small number of accounts were affected by a recent security breach. “Our investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to …

Security hole in Facebook and Dropbox apps leave iOS users vulnerable [updated]

April 6th, 2012

U.K.-based Android and iOS app developer Gareth Wright recently discovered a security hole in Facebook’s native mobile apps that can be used to steal a user’s personal information. Facebook’s Android and iOS apps do not encrypt login credentials, instead storing them in plain text files and allowing the information to be easily accessed and transferred …

Google Drive leak suggests 5GB of free cloud storage

March 30th, 2012

Rumors surrounding Google’s cloud storage service are ramping up as we move closer toward the product’s rumored release date. The service will apparently be called Google Drive and is similar to Dropbox, which allows users to store files on cloud servers and access them from computers and mobile devices. According to a leaked screenshot obtained by …

Google’s Dropbox competitor will reportedly launch in April

March 27th, 2012

Google’s cloud storage service that looks to compete directly with Dropbox may launch during the first week of April, according to a report from GigaOm. Google Drive will apparently allocate 1GB of storage to users for free, and additional options will be available for a fee. Dropbox, the market leader in cloud storage, currently offers 2GB …