How much longer can Dropbox charge for something everybody else is now offering for free? The answer to that question seems to involve developers. Dropbox DBX was held Tuesday, the company’s first ever developer conference. New developer resources were announced. There was also a Q & A session with questions about the company’s business model and […]
Crocodoc has been acquired by Box, announced by Box via press release and Crocodoc’s company blog. Crocodoc is a YC W10 company that makes document-management technology that is used primarily by businesses. Crocodoc’s products include software that converts Microsoft Office files into HTML5, secure document embedding and sharing solutions, and workflow collaboration tools. This acquisition is an exciting […]
Dropbox for Business is the new name of Dropbox for Teams, announced today on the Dropbox company blog. Prior to this announcement, Dropbox has clearly been building an arsenal to stake its claim in the highly-profitable market of enterprise software. Disruptive enterprise solutions have gained a lot of attention in recent months.
Dropbox is now available in Yahoo! Mail, reports both the Dropbox company blog and Yahoo! Mail blog. The integration of Dropbox (YC S07) allows Yahoo! Mail users to both attach Dropbox files to new emails and save file attachments directly to Dropbox. The Dropbox-Yahoo! partnership is a good deal for everybody: users, Dropbox, and especially Yahoo!.
Dropbox has acquired Orchestra, Inc., makers of Mailbox. The announced was made by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi on the Dropbox blog. The rumored purchasing price was between $50 million and $100 million, consisting of both cash and stock.
On Quora and elsewhere, the question I get asked most often about Y Combinator is… “Who’s the next Dropbox or Airbnb?” I’m now confident enough to call it: Stripe is the next Dropbox or Airbnb. Stripe is very popular with developers, a good indicator for Google-like success. And like Airbnb, Stripe presumably makes money from every transaction. I admittedly […]
Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, according to Snapjoy’s blog. Dropbox and Snapjoy are both YC alumni, with Dropbox from YC Summer ’07 and Snapjoy from Summer ’11. Snapjoy is an online photo gallery for importing, organizing, and adding context information to photos. Snapjoy’s blog post states the goal of the acquisition by Dropbox is a better user experience through […]
Dropbox (YC S07) has acquired Audiogalaxy, according to Audiogalaxy’s blog. Audiogalaxy began in 2002 as a music file-sharing application and evolved into an audio streaming service. Audiogalaxy’s announcement states “the team” is joining Dropbox. The post also indicates Audiogalaxy is no longer accepting new signups, but doesn’t state the fate of Audiogalaxy itself. Acquired teams […]
BufferBox has been acquired by Google, reports an article on Business Insider. BufferBox is “an automated, self-serve kiosk to eliminate the frustrations and hassle involved with failed parcel deliveries. BufferBox has successfully deployed our first kiosk that allows for 24/7 pick-up of parcels at a convenient location” (CrunchBase). BufferBox graduated from Y Combinator’s most recent batch this […]
I bought a Pebble smartwatch today at Best Buy. Special holiday pricing ($119), a $30 instant coupon for anybody with a .edu email address, and extended return policy all influenced the purchase. I had also been waiting for more apps and watchfaces. Here’s my first impression of Pebble having finally bought the smartwatch.
||Backlift allows front end developers to build rich websites. Backlift allows you to deploy a new website using your Dropbox and the Web. When you change your Dropbox files, your website will automatically refresh.|
||BufferBox has developed an automated, self-serve kiosk to eliminate the frustrations and hassle involved with failed parcel deliveries. BufferBox has successfully deployed our first kiosk that allows for 24/7 pick-up of parcels at a convenient location.|
||Double is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others. Double arrives fully functional as soon as you open the box - just insert your iPad.|
||Dropbox is a software product that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe.|
||Filepicker.io builds tools that make it easier for developers to integrate access to cloud services within their applications, including mobile apps on iOS and Android. With the new Filepicker.io Mobile Library, developers can quickly add integrations which let their apps connect to popular services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Facebook, Flickr, Evernote, and more.|
||Mailgun provides a web service for integrating email inboxes into apps. Just as Twilio enables developers to build voice and SMS into their apps, Mailgun enables developers to tightly integrate email into their apps, i.e. give real email mailboxes to their users, their web pages or any objects in their apps.|
||Pixelapse is visual version control for designers. It's GitHub for designers that also has features similar to Dropbox. We're a highly technical team of Stanford & Princeton hackers and designers and are changing the way designers collaborate.|
||Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.
You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes.
||RegistryLove is the first wedding registry to co-operate with independent retailers & big box stores. RegistryLove lets you register products and services from anywhere & consolidate them all onto ONE registry. From traditional department store items, to local gems you wouldn't find anywhere else, to your dream honeymoon & activities, RegistryLove is a service tailored to you.|
||SellStage wants to host and stream videos for your products on your ecommerce site. SellStage also adds a lightbox around the video, call-to-action after the video plays, and generates sitemaps optimized for video search crawlers.
||Streak add customer-relation management (CRM) tools to Gmail. Managing relationships is done by grouping email conversations into Boxes and placing those Boxes into Pipelines. Streak's primary use is for Sales and Customer Support but is flexible enough to be useful for everything from a personal To-Do list to Project Management.|
||Swapbox is a startup based in San Francisco, founded by a team with work experience from Google, Microsoft, and Zynga. With Swapbox you no longer have to worry about missing deliveries. Use your Swapbox shipping address and your packages will be waiting for you at our nearest location. Swapbox is currently available on Stanford Campus in Palo Alto and in San Francisco.
||Taskforce is a powerful tool that lets you manage your work flow better. You can eliminate emails, collaborate with your colleagues, and get work done without leaving your inbox.|
||viaCycle creates advanced bicycle sharing technology that allows easy deployment and administration. By providing both hardware and software components, viaCycle offers a "bike-sharing-in-a-box" solution: a combined system that frees bike-sharing operators from cumbersome kiosks and street-storage, increasing flexibility and reducing costs.|
||Xobni, the word 'inbox' spelled backwards, has created a new way to look at your email. Xobni takes the effort out of organizing, searching, and navigating your email.|