Dropbox

  • Dropbox Hits 25 Millions Users, 200 Million Files Per Day

    Dropbox Hits 25 Millions Users, 200 Million Files Per Day

    Dropbox will announce a number of milestones on Monday morning, we’ve learned. The file backup and sharing service was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It was in one of the early Y Combinator classes, now has 25 million users and 200 million files are “saved” daily, and more than 1 million every five minutes. That’s impressive growth from the 4… Read More

  • tunesBag raises €250k, hooks up with Dropbox for music streaming

    tunesBag raises €250k, hooks up with Dropbox for music streaming

    tunesBag, an Austrian music sharing startup that has been around for quite some time, has just raised €250,000 through a government fund and an undisclosed investor. The platform itself is, like many others, a cloud-based iTunes where you can sync your local music library via the cloud to a variety of devices. But the startup has recently added a nifty feature that lets users connect… Read More

  • Views.fm Makes Dropbox Look Sexy

    Views.fm Makes Dropbox Look Sexy

    The Web is a medium for sharing. Whether it be photos, videos, music, links, code, we share the content we produce and consume all the time. The rise of the social graph has only brought more attention to the ways we share and with whom we share. After all, sharing is caring, amirite friends? In a recent post, I talked about some of the problems that remain in a specific (and familiar) part of… Read More

  • Instagram Unveils Realtime API With Foodspotting, Fancy, Momento, Flipboard, About.me And Others

    Instagram Unveils Realtime API With Foodspotting, Fancy, Momento, Flipboard, About.me And Others

    It really is kind of amazing that Instagram has shot past two million users in just a few months with only an iPhone app. No Android app, no website, no real third-party support. But starting today, that changes as they’re finally ready to unveil their API. And they already have some pretty nice implementations right off the bat to show what it can do. Co-founder Kevin Systrom says that… Read More

  • TC Cribs Tours Dropbox Offices

    Inside The Psychobox: A Tour Of Dropbox's Bumping Office

    It’s time for another tour of a hot tech company’s office, and this week brings us one of my favorites: Dropbox. The service makes it easy to share files between multiple computers, and their office is loaded with neat memorabilia, games, and unreasonably tall people. Make sure to watch til the very end for a surprise, twist ending. That I won’t be able to live down for quite… Read More

  • PicPlz Adds Dropbox Support To Preemptively Cure Filter Regret

    PicPlz Adds Dropbox Support To Preemptively Cure Filter Regret

    We’ve all walked down the street and seen someone with a weird tattoo and thought, “they’re going to regret that later”. What may seem cool at the time, might not seem so cool years from now. Is it possible that the current crop of mobile photo filters will lead to the same type of regret? PicPlz clearly thinks it’s possible. A new feature the service announced… 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

  • ShareFile Introduces Cloud-Based File Syncing For The Enterprise

    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

  • Dropbox Updates Apps for Android, iOS; Launches App Directory And BlackBerry App

    Dropbox Updates Apps for Android, iOS; Launches App Directory And BlackBerry App

    Dropbox, which develops an easy-to-use file sharing service, is releasing a new set of mobile apps today, including updates for the startup’s iPhone, iPad and Android apps, and the first release of Dropbox for BlackBerry (which the company hinted at earlier this year). And DropBox is launching an app directory complete with app information, screenshots and reviews for the over 100… Read More

  • Dropbox Launches Android App & Mobile API, Gives iPad Cloud Sync Apple Should Have Built

    Dropbox Launches Android App & Mobile API, Gives iPad Cloud Sync Apple Should Have Built

    Dropbox’s effortless file sharing service is going mobile in a big way: the service has just launched its official Android application, a native iPad app (which comes in addition to a previously released iPhone application), and a new mobile API. The latter is most important: application developers on the Android and iPhone OS platforms will now be able to integrate Dropbox into… Read More

  • A Sneak Preview Of Dropbox's Upcoming Android App

    A Sneak Preview Of Dropbox's Upcoming Android App

    Good news, Android users: Dropbox, the widely acclaimed (and super-useful) file syncing service, is going to be releasing an application for Android devices very soon. Today, they’re giving us a taste of what to expect when the app lands some time in the next couple months, and it looks like it will be worth the wait. The new Android App will allow users to view their files from… Read More

  • Dropbox Hints At Forthcoming Android And Blackberry Apps

    Dropbox Hints At Forthcoming Android And Blackberry Apps

    File sharing and syncing service Dropbox is close to expanding its line of mobile products, which includes a mobile phone friendly website and an iPhone app, with custom apps for Android and Blackberry devices. In an e-mail update sent out to its user base – over four million strong these days – the startup reminds people about the existence of its mobile website but ends the… Read More

  • Dropbox Announces 4 Million Users, Hires A VP From Salesforce

    Dropbox Announces 4 Million Users, Hires A VP From Salesforce

    File sharing and synchronization service provider Dropbox this morning announced that it has passed the 4,000,000 user milestone. The startup, recently crowned the Best Internet Application at the Crunchies 2009 awards ceremony, has also announced that it has hired a VP from Salesforce.com to lead its marketing and sales efforts going forward. Dropbox was founded by CEO Drew Houston and CTO… Read More

  • The Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (Appvee Edition)

    The Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (Appvee Edition)

    This guest post was written by Erik Fikkert, Lead Reviewer, AppVee. Also check out Appvee’s previous picks of the best apps in the App store The iPhone and iPod touch have become immediately recognizable names around the world. Apple recently announced that the iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in the US. In addition, the iPod touch is generally regarded as the media player of… Read More

  • Dropbox Raised $6 Million Sequoia-Led Series A In October 2008

    Dropbox Raised $6 Million Sequoia-Led Series A In October 2008

    Earlier today GigaOm reported that Dropbox raised a new $7.25 million funding round over the summer (a number they derived from a SEC filing but that CEO Drew Houston wouldn’t confirm). We just spoke to Houston, who says that figure is wrong, and it’s off by nearly a year: Dropbox did close a Series A funding round, but it was for $6 million, and it was back in October 2008. And… Read More

  • Dropbox Acquires The Domain Everyone Thought It Had: Dropbox.com

    Dropbox Acquires The Domain Everyone Thought It Had: Dropbox.com

    At TechCrunch we’ve been big fans of Dropbox for a long time now — the company launched at 2008’s TechCrunch50, we use the service to share images and documents on a daily basis, and we’re even impressed by the demo video they put together to help explain what the service does to newcomers. But there’s one thing we haven’t liked: Dropbox has been using… Read More

  • The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do

    The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do

    During my time at TechCrunch I’ve seen thousands of startups and written about hundreds of them. I sure as hell don’t know all the secrets to building a successful company, but there are a few things I’ve seen that seem like surefire ways to ever-so-slightly grease the road to success. Here’s an easy one: make a video demo and prominently promote it somewhere where… Read More

  • Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members

    Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members

    Dropbox, the Y Combinator and Sequoia-funded file synchronization startup that makes it easy to share files across multiple computers at once, just hit a major milestone: it now has over 1 million members. And as the graph below shows, much of that growth has come in the last few months, with over 900,000 signups since the product’s public debut at TechCrunch50 last September. We… Read More

  • The Static Document Model Is Dying–RIP .doc, .xls, and .ppt

    The Static Document Model Is Dying–RIP .doc, .xls, and .ppt

    My TechCrunch internship has ended, and for my final TechCrunchIT post, I wanted to connect the dots I see within the enterprise space. Thanks for the wonderful time. When Writely and Zoho Writer launched three years ago, some quickly predicted the end for Microsoft Office. It seemed so obvious: free beats paid, ubiquitous access beats the device-centric, thick-client model. But IT… Read More

  • What Was The Best Of The Web in 2008? A Voter's Guide For The Crunchies.

    Last night we released the finalist names for the Crunchies Awards. Vote here for who you think should win. We’ve set up a site that is pretty self-explanatory, with all of the names of each finalist for every category, along with links to their Websites and Crunchbase profiles where you can learn more about each one before voting. The Crunchies represents the best the Web had to offer… Read More