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  • Box.net Ups The Ante Against Microsoft With In-Depth Google Docs Integration

    Cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net is upping the ante against competitor Microsoft SharePoint today with the launch of an in-depth integration with Google’s productivity suite Google Docs and Spreadsheets directly within the platform. Essentially, the integration allows for users to create, update and collaborate on Google docs within the Box platforms. Box, which has 6… Read More

  • ECM Cloud Connect Offers A Bridge Between On-Premise Content And The Box.net Cloud


    Fresh off a $48 million funding round, cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net is launching a new product today that should further its presence in the enterprise space. The company is debuting ECM Cloud Connect, which acts as a bridge between on-premise enterprise content management systems and Box.net’s cloud platforms. Box.net CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie tells us that… Read More

  • Enterprise Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $48M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others

    Enterprise Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $48M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others

    Cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net has raised $48 million in new funding led by Meritech Capital Partners with Andreessen Horowitz, Emergence Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners and US Venture Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $78 million. Over the past four years, Box has evolved from a simple cloud storage platform to a… Read More

  • Box.net Upgrades Cloud Storage Platform With New UI, Collaborative Features And More

    Today, Box.net unveiled a brand new version of its cloud storage platform. Box’s CEO Aaron Levie says that in creating the new version of Box, the company focused on three key themes—simple, open and mobile. The company now stores 300 million documents on its platform (more than the Library Of Congress) and has accumulated 5 million users (up from 4 million last year), with hundreds… Read More

  • ShareFile Introduces Cloud-Based File Syncing For The Enterprise

    File-sharing services are getting pretty sophisticated these days, using the cloud to do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to not only transferring files, but managing them as well. ShareFile, a fast-growing company founded five years ago which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is releasing a new product called Sync today targeted at enterprises that want an easier way to sync… Read More

  • 2011: The Enterprise Resets

    This post was written by Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box.net. His last guest post for us was “Building The Simple Enterprise.”. On a recent call, an analyst shared a story about a company whose IT infrastructure was completely wiped out in a natural disaster. Forced to start from scratch, the company reinvented the spirit and composition of its enterprise IT strategy, and… Read More

  • 2011: The Enterprise Resets


    On a recent call, an analyst shared a story about a company whose IT infrastructure was completely wiped out in a natural disaster. Forced to start from scratch, the company reinvented the spirit and composition of its enterprise IT strategy, and the set of solutions that emerged from the rubble made their organization inherently more mobile and efficient. Which begs the question: what… Read More

  • Building the Simple Enterprise

    Editor’s note: Guest author Aaron Levie is the founder and CEO of Box.net In the enterprise, simplicity simply doesn’t sell. Complexity, on the other hand, justifies costly software licenses and a swat team of consultants and systems integrators. It explains why updates are available every three years instead of being pushed weekly. And it even serves as an easy – but… Read More

  • Cloud Storage Startup Box.net Launches Android App; BlackBerry App In The Works

    Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net has bet big on iOS apps so far, and has seen considerable traction with its iPad and iPhone apps. Since launch, Box.net has seen 200,000 downloads of its iPhone and iPad apps, and topped 1 million content previews on mobile in the second quarter of 2010. Today, Box is expanding beyond the iOS platform to offer users a free Android app, which… Read More

  • Cloud Storage Startup Box.net Launches Android App; BlackBerry App In The Works

    Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net has bet big on iOS apps so far, and has seen considerable traction with its iPad and iPhone apps. Since launch, Box.net has seen 200,000 downloads of its iPhone and iPad apps, and topped 1 million content previews on mobile in the second quarter of 2010. Today, Box is expanding beyond the iOS platform to offer users a free Android app, which… Read More

  • Box.net Updates iPhone And iPad Apps With Offline Access, Android App On The Way

    Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net has focused on offering its content management system wherever the workforce is, whether that be in the office, or on a mobile device. The startup offers iPhone and iPad apps, that allow users to access, share and collaborate on the go. Today, Box is upgrading its iPhone and iPad apps with the ability to access content even without a Wifi… Read More

  • Enterprise Software Is Sexy Again

    This guest post was written by Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box.net. Box.net was founded in 2005 with the goal of helping people and businesses easily access and share information from anywhere. Box.net is now used by millions of individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide. When we think of sexy technologies, enterprise software usually ranks somewhere between… Read More

  • Box.net Adopts HTML5; Adds Drag And Drop Functionality Between The Web And Desktop

    Cloud storage and document sharing startup Box.net is the latest startup to adopt HTML5. The startup is announcing today that it is incorporating a broad implementation of HTML5 drag and drop functionality that supports native interaction with desktop. So basically, you can drag and drop files from the desktop right into your Box.net web application. The feature works on Firefox 3.6 and Chrome… Read More

  • Welcome To The Cloud, Microsoft

    This guest post was written by Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box.net. Box.net was founded in 2005 with the goal of helping people and businesses easily access and share information from anywhere. He has a few suggestions for how Microsoft can better embrace the cloud. In the coming days, weeks, and months, Microsoft will articulate and evangelize its cloud strategy. It will unveil… Read More

  • Box.net Raises $15 Million To Take On Microsoft SharePoint In The Cloud

    Box.net Raises $15 Million To Take On Microsoft SharePoint In The Cloud

    Cloud storage and document sharing startup Box.net is announcing significant news today: the startup has just raised $15 million on Series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners participating. This brings Box.net’s total venture funding to $29.5 million. As part of the deal, Rory O’Driscoll, Managing… Read More

  • Box.net Launches Flash-Based Universal File Viewer, Saves You Some Headaches

    Last year, Box.net acquired a small company called Increo without giving much insight as to what they’d be doing with the technology. Today, we’re seeing the fruits of that acquisition: Box.net is launching a new integrated Flash file viewer, allowing users to immediately view over 20 file types from their browser, including most common document formats, images (including… Read More

  • Box.net Launches Integration With Salesforce

    Box.net, the online file storage and sharing service, has just launched integration with Salesforce.com. Starting today businesses will be able to add a Box.net app to their Salesforce accounts, allowing them to quickly access their documents, media, and other files from directly within their CRM. The app also includes support for Box.net’s OpenBox platform, giving you access to… Read More

  • Box.net Acquires Increo Solutions To Expand Document Collaboration And Sharing

    Silicon Valley based Box.net, a cloud storage and document sharing startup, has acquired Increo Solutions, the makers of Backboard and embedit.in products. Both startups share an investor, Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The deal was briefly announced today on the Increo blog and then deleted. But a Box.net page talking about the acquisition remains live. The acquisition was closed in August. I spoke… Read More

  • Is Free The Future Of Enterprise Software? Yes And No.

    Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box.net, founded in 2005 with the goal of helping people and businesses easily access and share information from anywhere. Box.net is now used by millions of individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide. There’s now a lot of buzz debating the business model of “Free” with the release of Chris Anderson’s… Read More

  • Box.net Hones In On Businesses With New Social Features

    Online file storage startup Box.net has unveiled a redesigned interface, introducing a number of new collaborative features in an effort to appeal to its new target audience: businesses and the enterprise. The site will continue to offer the same storage solution it has for years, but is looking to capitalize on businesses – the kind that are actually willing to pay – that have… Read More