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Dropbox provides cold-storage layer for rarely used files

Many people use Dropbox to hold files for safety. In recognition of this and to streamline the service, Dropbox is creating two levels of storage – warm and cold, with the more economical cold storage used for file backup.

Want shares in Dropbox? Here's your opportunity

The popular file sharing site Dropbox is set to go public during 2018. Rumors of a public flotation have been appearing for several years.

Dropbox secures $600 million credit pool anticipating IPO

Dropbox is moving into new, public territory. With a $600 million credit pool secured for a push to go public this year, the success of the file hosting service has been brought into sharper light.

Dropbox Smart Sync lets you access cloud files from your desktop

Dropbox has announced a new feature that lets you access all your cloud files from your desktop, even if they're not synced to your computer. Smart Sync is similar to Microsoft's abandoned OneDrive placeholders, making cloud storage easier to use.

Dropbox admits hacker stole details of 70 million users

It has been revealed that a hack of cloud storage provider Dropbox reported in 2012 actually affected nearly 70 million users. The hackers responsible for the theft have now dumped the data onto the Internet, revealing the true scale of the attack.

6 teens alleged to have shared intimate images without consent

Bridgewater - It is one of the first times in Canada that someone has been charged under a new law that makes it an offence to distribute intimate sexual or nude pictures of another person without that person's consent.

New cryptocurrency-based cloud storage tries to beat Dropbox

Siacoin, Nebulous Labs's upcoming cryptocurrency-based data storage platform aims at beating the current industry giants such as Dropbox and Amazon S3 with its innovative technology.

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.

Dropbox to withdraw app from Windows XP

Popular cloud storage provider Dropbox has announced it will discontinue support for Microsoft's aging Windows XP this summer. Users will not be able to login to their accounts to access their files and will be automatically signed out in a few months.

Dropbox is making a new app for note-takers

The cloud storage provider Dropbox is working on a new productivity app for note-takers. Currently in testing with a limited number of users, the online app will rival services like Microsoft OneNote, Google Keep and Evernote.

Dropbox breached, 6 million usernames and passwords stolen

Four hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts gathered from users have been posted online in plain text format with an assurance that over 6 million more have also been collected.

Dropbox access blocked in China just four months after approval

Dropbox only recently gained approval to provide an online cloud storage solution to the Chinese market earlier this year. Since February early this year, Dropbox has been operating smoothly until yesterday.

Dropbox out to be a home in the Internet 'cloud'

San Francisco - Dropbox is out to be the hip home in the cloud for photos, documents, video and other digital possessions amassed by Internet-age lifestyles.

Motorola chief departs for Dropbox

San Francisco - The head of Google-owned maker Motorola, Dennis Woodside, announced Thursday he is leaving the smartphone maker to become chief operating officer at the online storage firm Dropbox.The news comes just two weeks after Google said it was selling the Moto...

Motorola Mobility CEO to join Dropbox ahead of Lenovo deal

Private cloud storage company Dropbox Inc plans to name Google Inc GOOG.O executive Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, as its first Chief Operating Officer.

'World's most stupid phone thief' revealed in photos and videos

A German tourist, who admits to getting a little drunk, had her phone stolen while on holiday in Ibiza. She even almost met the thief face-to-face, but has now had a chance to get to know him a whole lot better.

Google Drive launch to store your digital content on its servers

Google Drive, the online cloud storage service, is at last upon us. Going head to head with competitors Dropbox and Microsoft's Skydrive, Google Drive will offer all users 5GB of free storage.

Bono invests in online storage start-up Dropbox

San Francisco - Dropbox, the web-based file hosting phenomenon, has yet another believer - Bono. In conjunction with band mate The Edge, Bono has made a substantial personal investment in Dropbox. The amount invested has not been disclosed.

Dropbox, file sharing service, accused of lying to users

A Ph.D. student has filed a complaint against the file sharing service Dropbox, alleging that they lied to their customers and put their information at risk.

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Dropbox CEO Drew Houston (right) makes his point during an on-stage interview in 2011.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston (right) makes his point during an on-stage interview in 2011.
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Dropbox Smart Sync
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Dropbox on an iPhone.
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