Owners of Android phones now also can use Firefox Send, the Mozilla service that lets you send 1GB files with a simple website address.The Android app, released Friday, works the same as the browser-based version of the service that the nonprofit organization formally launched earlier in March after months of testing.It lets you share 1GB files that are protected by encryption and that require no sign-in.Mozilla lifts the file size limit to 2.5GB if you log in with a Firefox account.Other services, like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and WeTransfer, already exist.Mozilla touts its alternative as focused on privacy since it doesn't leave traces on the web.
In 2017, Mozilla experimented with a service that let you transfer 1GB files by sharing a web address with the recipient.Firefox Send is now out of testing and boasts a magnified 2.5GB file-size limit if you log into Firefox account.Firefox Send is handy for those moments when you need to share video, audio or photo files that can be too big to squeeze into an email attachment.Other services, like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and WeTransfer, already exist.But if you don't already subscribe to them, those services can be a hassle.Firefox Send gets around that issue, at least for files 1GB of smaller.
If for some reason you don’t already have a subscription to some form of cloud storage solution, you should take a look at this Dropbox Plus deal.For today only, Amazon will give you a free $20 gift card when you purchase a one-year subscription to Dropbox Plus at the standard rate of $99.The Dropbox Plus deal doesn’t get you anything extra than you normally get when you subscribe to Dropbox for a year, but that gift card effectively earns you $20 off the list price.I don’t know about you, but $79 for a year of one of the best cloud storage services is pretty good.And there’s no wait time for the gift card either; it’s delivered instantly via email as soon as you complete the transaction.Per the Dropbox site, this is what you get with Dropbox Plus:
A quick fix for a huge problem“That’s the easiest way to cover your rear end: Make an announcement that you’re banning everything to show that you’ve put a policy in place,” Kingston’s strategic product marketing manager, Ruben Lugo, told Digital Trends.In actuality, he said, these kinds of policies can hinder a company far more than they helps it.“People will just start using their own Dropbox, their own Google Drive and then you start circumventing your own firewall.”“Companies aren’t looking to apply the right resources from the beginning,” he said.Do I need to do anything really?’ And usually that revolves around banning things […] We’ve found that that actually hinders productivity and efficiency that the mobile workforce needs while they’re out there in the field.”
Dropbox has updated its Android and iOS apps with new features that help users stay up to date with their files while better managing content, previewing documents, simplified file commenting, and more.The new features launched on iOS today, and the company promises that Android users will get access to the new features “soon.”Though Dropbox is popular among office workers who are likely to access it from a laptop or desktop, many users need mobile access to their content, and that’s where the two Dropbox apps come in.The company explains that it wants its users to “be able to check in quickly” while running errands, on the train, or similar.These new features will help users do that by reducing the digital clutter, among other things.The update couples file previews with file activity on mobile; users who tap on a file preview will now see events listed with things like previous shares and edits.
Dropbox made its debut as a public company earlier this year and today passed through its first milestone of reporting its results to public investors, and it more or less beat expectations set for Wall Street on the top and bottom line.The company reported more revenue and beat expectations for earnings that Wall Street set, bringing in $316.3 million in revenue and appearing to pick up momentum among its paying user base.Still, as the company continues to ramp up the enterprise component of its business, the calculus of its business may change over time.This is a pretty important moment for the company, as it was a darling in Silicon Valley and rocketed to a $10 billion valuation in the early phases of the Web 2.0 era but began to face a ton of criticism as to whether it could be a robust business as larger companies started to offer cloud storage as a perk and not a business.Dropbox then found itself going up against companies like Box and Microsoft as it worked to create an enterprise business, but all this was behind closed doors — and it wasn’t clear if it was able to successfully maneuver its way into a second big business.Now the company is beholden to public shareholders and has to show all this in the open, and it serves as a good barometer of not just storage and collaboration businesses, but also some companies that are looking to drastically simplify workflow processes and convert that into a real business (like Slack, for example).
Fresh off a successful IPO, Dropbox will report its first ever earnings on Thursday.This means they think it will outperform Wall Street's expectations on earnings per share and revenue, and raise its guidance on both metrics for the upcoming quarters.Dropbox, now valued at $12.5 billion on the public markets, began trading on the Nasdaq at the end of March in what was widely considered a successful IPO."In an environment of increasingly heterogeneous IT environments, rising data volume, and growing emphasis on collaboration, the company remains positioned for continued strong fundamentals," KeyBanc analyst Rob Owens said in a note."We expect results and guidance to exceed consensus."Still, with Dropbox's shares up roughly 50% from its IPO price, there's a lot of pressure for the company to deliver.
Looking for a scanner for the office, professional photos, or just your at-home receipts?Today’s digital scanners excel at taking the work out of scanning with a bunch of advanced image optimization and the ability to transfer PDFs immediately to the cloud storage of your choice.So let’s take a closer look at the top scanners on the market for homes, business, and professional freelancer use—all at a variety of prices so you can find the best one for your budget!If your needs are smaller and you don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a new scanner, this friendly Canon model should be much more your speed.For under $100 it provides auto scan modes, automatic setting adjustment, and document spacing fixes for clearer images.However, with that low price you are also giving up a lot of speed: It takes the model about 10 seconds to scan one letter-sized page, which is quite slow if you have a lot of paperwork.
ZeroCater, a startup based in San Francisco, takes care of the logistics of office catering for companies including Salesforce, Yelp, and Dropbox.Before he became ZeroCater's CEO and founder, Arram Sabeti sold his car and moved to San Francisco with the single goal of starting a company.A job as an office manager showed Sabeti that catering is the most stressful part of office operations, which sparked the idea for ZeroCater.Before founder Arram Sabeti led ZeroCater to over $250 million sales in less than 10 years (with only $5.6 million in capital before the latest round), he was a student at a community college who was obsessed with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur.He was soon hired as the fifth employee at Justin.tv, the life-streaming service that later grew into Twitch.But getting food delivered for "the most picky" eaters turned out to be the most stressful part of the gig, Sabeti said.
A Facebook employee holds a laptop with a 'like' sticker on it during an event at Facebook headquarters during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California.Facebook's work app Workplace is partnering with dozens of companies to integrate their apps.The feature, which helps it go head-to-head with more open rivals like Slack, was announced at Facebook's F8 conference on Tuesday.Facebook's mission to break into the workplace is getting a big boost.On Tuesday at its annual F8 conference, the California tech giant announced that Workplace, the work-focused version of its famous blue social network, is launching dozens of new "integrations."Facebook is teaming up with 50 new companies to integrate their software — from storage company Dropbox to Adobe — directly into Workplace, so that users can access them without leaving the app.
“No one wants to be a slave to their technology” says Dropbox’s Simon Aldous.So how can it liberate workers in small businesses?Whether it’s worrying about the state of the economy, keeping up with customer expectations, out-thinking competition or even regulatory pressures, the range of challenges UK small businesses face are complex and confusing.The impact of these pressures are being felt across the industry, with the Federation of Small Businesses reporting that small business confidence has taken a dip.While there is no silver bullet for addressing such a diverse set of challenges, two critical areas to focus in on are helping workers be more productive and creative in the work they do.Collectively, this will make a business more competitive and help drive growth.
Dropbox has announced new features for Paper, its online collaboration platform.Most notable among the changes is the addition of Templates, a customizable way for users to create the type of document they need for the task at hand.Users are given the ability to “templatize” any existing document; this transforms the file into a template that can be used for future work.According to Dropbox, most of its users usually create documents that have a typical structure and use it for an ordinary purpose.These hand-made documents are used as informal templates, but there’s a big limitation: the user must manually copy and paste the template into new documents when needed.The new Paper Templates feature enables these users to start with a pre-populated document, eliminating the annoying copy-and-paste routine.
As Dropbox looks to woo larger and larger businesses with its strategy of building simpler collaboration tools than what’s on the market, it’s making some moves in its online document tool Paper to further reduce that friction today.Dropbox said it was rolling out a new tool for Dropbox Paper that allows users to get a paper document up and running through a set of templates.It may seem like something that would be table stakes for a company looking to create an online document tool like Google Docs, but figuring out what Paper’s core use cases look like can take a lot of thinking and user research before finally pulling the trigger.Dropbox at its heart hopes to have a consumer feel for its products, so preserving that as it looks to build more robust tools presents a bigger challenge for the freshly-public company.The templates tool behaves pretty much like other tools out there: you open Dropbox Paper, and you’ll get the option to create a document from a number of templates.Some common use cases for Dropbox Paper include continuous product development timelines and design specs, but it seems the company hopes to broaden that by continuing to integrate new features like document previews.
Dropbox isn’t necessarily the sexiest tech tool in the world, but it is a critically important tool for more than 500 million people.The company launched back in 2007 and founder and CEO Drew Houston has spent the last decade growing Dropbox to the behemoth it is today.During that time, Houston has had to make some tough decisions.A few years ago, Houston decided to move the Dropbox infrastructure off of AWS.In 2014, Houston chose to raise $500 million in debt financing to keep up pace with Box, which was considering an IPO at the time.And in March 2017, Dropbox took another $600 million in debt financing from JP Morgan.
A Russian national accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and possibly compromising the personal information of more than 100 million users, has been extradited to the United States, The New York Times reported on Friday.Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 30, was arrested in October 2016 while vacationing in the Czech Republic by Interpol agents working in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.Nikulin is facing three charges of computer intrusion, two counts of causing damage to a protected computer, two counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of trafficking and one count of conspiracy.All told, he could face more than 30 years in prison.The Russian embassy in Prague called for Nikulin’s release at the time of his arrest.His attorney has said the charges are politically motivated.
A Russian man accused of orchestrating hacks of LinkedIn, Dropbox and Springform systems in 2012 is now on US soil after being extradited from the Czech Republic to San Francisco.The US Department of Justice indicted Yevgeniy Nikulin in 2016 with aggravated identity theft and computer intrusion that compromised millions of usernames and passwords.Nikulin traveled to Prague and was arrested in October 2016.Soon after, he was subject to two competing extradition orders.Nikulin appeared in a San Francisco federal courtroom on Friday."Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans," US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
A Russian man accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring made his first appearance in federal court on Friday.In a brief hearing before a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco, Yevgeniy Nikulin pleaded not guilty to illegally accessing computers belonging to those companies in 2012.Nikulin was arrested on October 5, 2016, but he was only very recently extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States.In the Czech Republic, Nikulin's attorneys and the Russian government attempted to get him sent back home to face significantly lesser criminal charges dating back to 2009."Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement sent to reporters."In this case, the defendant, a Russian national, is accused of breaking into the computer system of several important American companies using stolen identities, and potentially gaining access to the personal information of millions of Americans.
Atlassian’s team chat app Stride, unveiled as a limited release product last September, is now available publicly and offers new integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox.Stride has been positioned as a successor to the company’s popular HipChat platform and as a rival to Slack, with a focus on streamlining group chat for users.Atlassian owns a range of collaborative applications, including project tracking application Jira and task management tool Trello.Though the company does not provide stats on daily or weekly active Stride users, Steve Goldsmith, head of communications products for Stride, said that “tens of thousands” of teams are already using the platform.Some are existing HipChat users that upgraded to Stride, said Goldsmith, though “a big chunk of them are people coming from other products and say they are overwhelmed.” Others have switched to from consumer messaging apps such as Skype, iMessage or text messaging or from rival team chat apps, he said.Stride enters an already crowded market, which – in addition to Slack – features Microsoft Teams, Cisco Spark, Google Hangouts Chat and numerous others, including chat apps created by various unified communications vendors.
Smartsheet on Monday filed for an initial public offering, making it the latest tech startup to prepare to hit the public markets.This year has already been an active one for tech IPOs with Dropbox going public last week and Spotify slated to go out next week.The activity is in line with what tech investment bankers forecast for Business Insider.This year is shaping up to be a hot one for initial public offerings in the tech industry — particularly in the enterprise software sector.On Monday, Smartsheet filed to public, just days after fellow enterprise software startup Pivotal made the same move and after Dropbox debuted on the public markets with a bang.In the last month and a half, Zuora filed for an IPO, Zscaler completed its IPO, and DocuSign reportedly confidentially filed its public offering paperwork.
Dropbox's New York City team surprised their San Francisco colleagues on the day of the IPO by showing up outside the New York Stock Exchange wearing silly hats.Dropbox says that it was representative of one of the company's more unusual company values: "Cupcake."To Dropbox, "Cupcake" means to "surprise and delight," whether its customers or colleagues.When Dropbox's San Francisco-based team showed up at the NASDAQ on Friday for the company's very successful initial public offering, they were in for a surprise.Staffers from the company's New York City offices were waiting just outside in Times Square, all wearing matching Dropbox beanies, to celebrate with their colleagues on the big day.To Dropbox, "Cupcake" means "surprise and delight," and "finding creative ways to make our users (and each other) smile."
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