As Dropbox and Box continue their battle, Microsoft could play a growing role, and we could see some interesting action in this space in the coming months.
Dropbox on Wednesday took the wraps off Carousel, a product that is designed to manage and synchronize photos and videos in smartphones with its popular cloud service. The app works with Android and iOS, and incorporates features that Dropbox gained when it acquired a photo startup called Snapjoy in December 2012.
Dropbox unveiled upgrades to its Dropbox for Business file-storage product that include new security features to give IT pros more control over corporate data.
Its first genuine appeal to businesses to please, please let it join the party, is accompanied by a renewed appeal to consumers.
Dropbox might just have gotten access to a bushel of cash.
In a bid to tap into growing businesses adoption of cloud services, Dropbox has reengineered its cloud storage platform to be even more business friendly than ever. At the moment, the existing Dropbox for Business offers businesses the ability to manage corporate Dropbox accounts from a central console.
Dropbox has reportedly bought a collaboration solution, which if successfully baked into their sync and share tool, could make them much more formidable competition for Box.
SAN FRANCISCO--Close to half of IT security pros said their firms do not have a cloud app policy, while 17 percent said they are unaware of their firm's cloud app policy, opening up enterprises to security risks from unmonitored cloud apps.
Dropbox got a bushel of cash this week from financial backers and a valuation of $10 billion.
What was originally planned as a routine maintenance turned into a major outage that took the popular cloud storage Dropbox offline for a few hours, with problems for some users persisting until Sunday. In the midst of it were unverified claims that the service had been hacked, which eventually turned out to be untrue.