Dropbox Acquires Document Editing Service CloudOn

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    CloudOn has announced it has been acquired by popular document storage and syncing service Dropbox, with the two companies joining forces to advance document editing, storage, and more through the cloud. As part of the deal, CloudOn's existing services will shut down on March 15.

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    As pointed out by The Wall Street Journal, Dropbox has been purchasing dozens of small startups to bolster its overseas presence, and CloudOn gives Dropbox a presence in Israel. According to Dropbox's head of product, business and mobile, Ilya Fushman, the CloudOn partnership is the largest number of employees added into the company through an acquisition.

    CloudOn rose to prominence three years ago when it launched an iPad app that used the mobile device as an interface for a full cloud-based app located on their servers, allowing users to run an instance of Microsoft Office on their iPads. CloudOn's services have evolved over time, but the company has continued to focus on Office document editing and creation, making a partnership with Dropbox a natural fit.

    Article Link: Dropbox Acquires Document Editing Service CloudOn
     
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  3. yangm macrumors newbie

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    I wonder what this will do with their Microsoft partnership...
     
  4. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    And everyone with an CloudOn account got an extra free 1GB of Dropbox space!
     
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    No thanks. Dropbox doesn't need Apple, nor do they need to change. They are doing great as they are.
     
  6. Razeus macrumors 603

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    Please make a dedicated music app please. I thought that that is what you were doing when you bought Audiogalaxy, but that was several years ago. Carousel for Photos, Dropbox Music for Music files.
     
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    Just use Spotify.
     
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  9. Razeus macrumors 603

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    Why listen to ads?
     
  10. DragoniteD macrumors member

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    Jobs tried, he was rejected, and then we have iCloud.
     
  11. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    I would hate for apple to screw such a good thing up
     
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    Apple tried it ... Dropbox refused (thank god)
     
  13. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    I don't think he meant Dropbox needs Apple... Apple needs Dropbox.
     
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    Thank, that's what I meant.
     
  15. flash84x macrumors regular

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    Steve already tried that, so now we have iCloud.
     
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    Right, dropbox a.t apple prices. No thanks, apple is not very good a.t cloud services and that includes both price and function. Please, don't mess up dropbox.

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    Exactly.

    He, late to the party. I see many agree with me.
     
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    I'll "here, here" the "glad Apple didn't acquire Dropbox" comments.

    I'm one of those Cloudon customers and they were a pretty good option for MS Office needs via iDevices right up until MS rolled out office apps for free. After installing them, I haven't had to use Cloudon since.

    I'm guessing iCloud (and iCloud Drive) is Apple trying to do the same for users of services like Dropbox. But wow, do they ever have a (seemingly long) ways to go.

    Nice to get the extra 1GB on Dropbox.
     
  18. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud works just fine for me and syncing documents. As does Dropbox.
     

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