Dropbox Gets Mailbox

  • First-come-first-serve basis
  • Performance improvement
  • $100 million acquisition value

Popular file hosting service Dropbox acquires Mailbox for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.

  • First-come-first-serve basis
  • Performance improvement
  • $100 million acquisition value

Popular file hosting service Dropbox acquires Mailbox for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.

Mailbox is a newly launched, mobile-focused email manager and productivity boosting service that made hype a few months ago when hundreds of thousands of people signed up to be the very first one to get the minimalist email app.

And just a few weeks ago, the service came out of beta and has once again seen a surge in interest despite its apparent limitations. Hopefully, this is where Dropbox’s expertise would come in and help get Mailbox by providing the team with additional knowledge, cloud muscle and even provide a boost in profile courtesy of Dropbox’s reputation trusted by its over 100 million users.

At present, Mailbox is only supported on Apple’s iOS devices and will only support Gmail accounts. With this acquisition, a lot of people are hoping that the service can be extended to other platforms and other types of accounts.

Previous reports have also stated that Yahoo has tried to purchase Mailbox before. However, the deal didn’t push through which eventually led to Dropbox snatching the opportunity. Nevertheless, the collaboration between the two companies seems to be very beneficial not only to both parties but to consumers as well.

Most consumers use Dropbox when files are too large for email attachments, so partnering with an email service provider is a very logical choice since the possibility of receiving Dropbox attachments inside messages from Mailbox will make the process of sending large files over email very easy.

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