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Dropbox looks beyond the cloud with email, photo apps, better business features

Brad Chacos | April 10, 2014
Dropbox shook up its service on Wednesday, announcing a slew of updates and new services designed for work and play alike. Amidst the flurry of announcements, one thing became startlingly clear: Google Drive may have the cheapest consumer cloud prices around, but Dropbox wants to be more than just a simple storage locker.

Notably, Dropbox for Business allows users to link personal accounts and business Dropboxes, then maintain the separate storage areas for work and personal files. Admins get full control over the work side of things — including crucial remote wipe and sharing management capabilities — but have no sway on the play side. And yes, you can be logged into both at the same time, with no need to hop back and forth between accounts.

Dropbox also boasted that it's up to a whopping 275 million users, and that the service is used in 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies — but it didn't specify just how many of those are paid accounts.

 

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