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About Dropbox

Dropbox, founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi (MIT engineers) in 2007, is a cross-platform cloud storage solution, with support for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Files in a user's Dropbox folder are continuously kept in sync between the user's computers and securely backed up online. Folders in the Dropbox can also be shared with others, causing many businesses to abandon traditional network drives and VPNs.

Dropbox Headquarter Location

333 Brannan Street

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States


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Dropbox Patents

Dropbox has filed 1009 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Content management systems
  • Free content management systems
  • Website management
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Content management systems, Interactive television, Free content management systems, Wireless networking, Network file systems


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Content management systems, Interactive television, Free content management systems, Wireless networking, Network file systems



Latest Dropbox News

YC’s Letter to Founders, Apple’s Folding Device, and the DOJ’s New Stance on Hackers – TechCrunch

May 21, 2022

Hi everyone! Welcome to Week in Review, our newsletter where we summarize many of the best stories to hit TechCrunch over the past seven days. the big thing this week, based on what people read the most, were the details of a note sent by Y Combinator to the founders of its portfolio. As the markets continue to slide, YC tells its portfolio founders it’s time to batten down the hatches – cut costs, expand the runway and transition to a “living by default” state. “For those of you who started your business in the past 5 years,” writes YC, “ask yourself about what you think is the normal fundraising environment.” Manish has the full 10-point email here. other stuff Besides more bad news in the markets, what else was going on? Apple is testing a foldable? : Is Apple tinkering with the idea of ​​folding phones and/or tablets? Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is testing E-Ink displays for the secondary display on an as-yet-unreleased “foldable future.” As Brian points out, however, “there’s a big gap between testing and publishing” – in other words, don’t be too surprised if this one never sees the light of day. NHTSA Investigating Tesla Crash: Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S “hit a curb and rammed into construction equipment”, killing three people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating the accident to determine if Tesla’s Autopilot system could have been involved. The DOJ says it will no longer prosecute bona fide hackers: After far too long, the US Department of Justice is re-evaluating its approach to hacking cases, stating for the first time categorically that “good faith security research should not be charged” under the Fraud and Criminality Act. computer abuse. Haje on the new Coke bottle cap: “When [Coke] sends an emotional press release about how awesome they are for launching a bottle cap where the cap stays attached to the bottle ‘for environmental reasons’,” Haje wrote, “I’m sorry, my blood is just boiling. PayPal Ventures alumni are launching a new fund: Within months of their split from PayPal Ventures, these three alumni had raised their own huge fund. Development? Fintech and supporting “startups tackling the ‘biggest hurdles’ in today’s financial infrastructure: access, utility, flexibility and cost.” things added We have a paid section of our site called TechCrunch+. It costs a few dollars a month and it’s full of very good things! From this week, for example: Solo or co-founder? : You start a business. Do you do it alone or do you find a co-founder? This is a question I’ve heard asked pretty much every time I’ve been on a panel with VCs or founders. In this article, DocSend (acquired by Dropbox in 2021) co-founder Russ Heddleston shares his thoughts. Are startup layoffs accelerating? : It’s like we hear about new layoffs every other day. How fast are startup layoffs accelerating? Alex Wilhelm dives into data. Alleviating the Global Lithium Shortage: Lithium-ion batteries, as their name suggests, require lithium. But “today’s lithium mines cannot hope to meet skyrocketing demand,” writes Tim De Chant. So where are we going to take things forward? Tim looks at a few potential solutions. Tech Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor. remon 1 second ago

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Dropbox Rank

  • When was Dropbox founded?

    Dropbox was founded in 2007.

  • Where is Dropbox's headquarters?

    Dropbox's headquarters is located at 333 Brannan Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Dropbox's latest funding round?

    Dropbox's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Dropbox raise?

    Dropbox raised a total of $1.707B.

  • Who are Dropbox's competitors?

    Competitors of Dropbox include MiMedia, MayaData, Backblaze, Prisidio, TransferChain, Wasabi Technologies, Box, Huddle, Alfresco Software, Carbonite and 21 more.

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