Dropbox out to be a home in the 'cloud'
April 11, 2014, 12:02 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO--Dropbox is out to be the hip home in the cloud for photos, documents, video and other digital possessions amassed by Internet-age lifestyles.
Dropbox on Wednesday ramped up services for sharing and collaborating on virtual belongings ranging from Excel spreadsheets to family photos.
"This is a little glimpse into our new home; a home for life," Dropbox co-founder and chief executive Drew Houston said during an unveiling for press at a gallery in San Francisco.
He billed the improvements and new features as ways to go beyond simply storing files in the Internet cloud to "bringing it to life" by making it easy to share or collaborate, particularly using smartphones.
Along with launching Dropbox for Business; Carousel photo and video sharing service, and a version of email organizing application Mailbox for Android-powered devices, the company announced that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined its board of directors.