The file hosting service in the cloud today Dropbox has acquired Mailbox . The application to manage Gmail email from an iOS device has only one month on the market , but has received rave reviews and already manages 60 million e-mails a day.
“Instead of growing to Mailbox on our own, we decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it together,” he pointed Gentry Underwood, CEO of the young company. ” Mailbox is not going away . The product has to grow up fast, and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen. “
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, meanwhile, explained the operation: “As many of you, when we fell Mailbox discovered , was simple, pleasant and very well designed. ” “Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the team has already done Mailbox. Whether or Mailbox with Dropbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life. “
The 14 team members will join Dropbox Mailbox. has not yet revealed the amount of the transaction , although Mailbox, originally launched as Orchestra, has $ 5.3 million in venture capital. Mailbox continue as a “stand-alone app,” while Dropbox use part of the company’s technology to improve its own characteristics. “The agreement comes after the companies began to talk about email attachments a few months ago,” reports theWall Street Journal .
Email is the first of the areas where Dropbox can raise its expansion outside the cloud storage and file sharing.One of the reasons for the purchase of Mailbox may have been that people often use Dropbox instead of attaching large files to emails. Gmail recently launched a feature that lets you attach files to e-mails without problems through Google Drive, reducing the usefulness of Dropbox, because you have to visit another site to access your files.