Post(s) tagged with "file sharing"
Why haven’t Microsoft or Apple built Dropbox-style sharing into their OS’s?
Austin Carr is dead-on: why haven’t Microsoft or Apple built Dropbox-style sharing into their OS’s?
Austin Carr via Co.Design
“If it takes really long [to explain], then there’s probably a problem with the product,” [Dropbox CEO Drew] Houston says with a laugh.
It’s that stripped-down approach to product design that’s turned Dropbox into a cloud powerhouse. The service, which offers arguably the simplest solution to accessing your files across PCs, tablets, and smartphones, has rocketed to well beyond 50 million users, and was said to be on track to hit $240 million in revenue last year. Today, the startup introduces its most convenient tool yet: the ability to share any files, right from your desktop, in just two clicks.
Apple should take $1B of their $110B hoard, and buy Dropbox.
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