Dropbox buys Mailbox, companies share common “calling”

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Wowsers! I didn’t see this happening. Popular cloud storage company, Dropbox has just opened by its wallet and purchased Mailbox, just weeks after the innovative email client landed on the App Store. The company announced it on its blog this morning, stating that both companies have the same vision and it became clear they’d work well as one company:

“After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.

Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox, it doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.

We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!”

We don’t have any details on how much money was involved right now, but we’ll update the post as soon as we find out. (If we find out).

Via: Dropbox

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  • ericwilborn

    TiP_Cam and “box”