Cloud storage company, Dropbox, is going to host their first developer conference. The conference is called DBX and it is going to take place on July 9th in San Francisco at Fort Mason. Generally tech companies use a developer conference to announce new and exciting products that they are releasing. Dropbox is going to use this event as a source to promote the Dropbox Platform.
Yahoo! Mail has integrated Dropbox into their platform. Now you will be able to attach files from Dropbox that are even larger than 25MB. You can save attachments directly to your account and skip the sign in process when using Dropbox in Yahoo! Mail on any computer.
Mailbox is a mobile e-mail application that has been acquired by Dropbox this month. Although the acquisition price was unknown, rumor has it that it was for as much as $100 million. Mailbox has been in high demand to the point where they had to setup a reservation system to slowly allow people to use it so that they can scale up. Now Mailbox has hit their 1 millionth reservation.
Dropbox has bought Mailbox, a popular e-mail application for iOS. Mailbox will remain a separate application, but the application’s developers and team will be joining Dropbox. CEO Drew Houston said Dropbox “could help Mailbox reach a much different audience much faster.” Mailbox’s technology will be used to improve Dropbox’s features like the ability to handle e-mail attachments.
Dropbox has reported that around one billion files are being uploaded to their storage service per day. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston revealed the numbers during a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
Dropbox has arrived on the Windows Store and is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system and Windows RT devices. Dropbox is a cloud storage service that passed 100 million registered users in November. The company recently hired Python creator Guido Van Rossum and acquired Audiogalaxy. Dropbox also acquired a photo cloud aggregation company called SnapJoy last month.
Earlier this month we wrote about how Dropbox acquired Audiogalaxy. Audiogalaxy said that they would not be accepting any new users because they are shutting down on January 31, 2013. When Audiogalaxy first started out, they were a very popular MP3 search engine for peers to share files with each other. After receiving legal threats from the music industry, the company removed all of the files that were infringing copyright. Audiogalaxy ended up turning into a service where users could stream songs from their computer to a mobile device through an app. My guess is that Dropbox will use Audiogalaxy’s technology to create a streaming music service of their own.
Dropbox is one of the largest storage solutions companies in the world. Dropbox has acquired a cloud-based photo library company called Snapjoy. Dropbox and Snapjoy were both incubated by Y Combinator. Snapjoy’s platform is able to collect photos from multiple sources like Flickr, iPhones, desktops, etc. Snapjoy users can share all of their photos or some of them. They can also invite certain friends from different social networks to view the photos.