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Dropbox in Australia: Our new home in Oz

Posted by Tony Huie and Oliver Jay on April 14, 2014
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Last week we announced some exciting new additions to our family of products. And as we grow, it’s more important than ever for us to be close to our users. From our home in San Francisco, we started by opening offices in Dublin, Austin, and New York — but until now, we hadn’t made a home in Asia Pacific. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re establishing a new office in Sydney, Australia.

In Australia, we’re focusing on expanding Dropbox for Business and making Dropbox a delightful part of people’s personal and work lives. We’re eager to be neighbors with Australian companies already using Dropbox for Business, like Atlassian, Macquarie Group, and Mirvac. We also can’t wait to be a part of Sydney’s vibrant culture and booming tech scene.

We’ll be starting with a small team in Sydney, and would love to have you join us. We’re hiring in user ops, sales, and many other roles. Check out Dropbox in Sydney to learn more!

 

Watch the keynote from our ‘Chapter 2′ event

Posted by Glara Ahn on April 14, 2014
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Last Wednesday, we hosted a press event to discuss Dropbox’s next chapter. Among other things, we previewed new ways to work together in Dropbox, showed off Mailbox for Android & Desktop, and introduced the world to Carousel.

A video of the keynote is now posted to Vimeo. Give it a watch to see what we’ve been up to and where Dropbox is headed:

 

Enjoy the show!

Our commitment to your rights and privacy

Posted by Drew Houston on April 11, 2014
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There’s nothing more important to us than keeping your stuff safe and secure. It’s why we’ve been fighting for transparency and government surveillance reform, and why we’ve been vocal and public with our principles and values. We should have been clearer that none of this is going to change with Dr. Rice’s appointment to our Board. Our commitment to your rights and your privacy is at the heart of every decision we make, and this will continue.

We’re honored to have Dr. Rice join our board — she brings an incredible amount of experience and insight into international markets and the dynamics that define them. As we continue to expand into new countries, we need that type of insight to help us reach new users and defend their rights. Dr. Rice understands our stance on these issues and fully supports our commitments to our users.

 

Growing our leadership team

Posted by Drew Houston on April 09, 2014
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Today, we launched Mailbox for Android, turned on new Dropbox for Business features, and introduced the world to Carousel, our new gallery app. These experiences are just a first step towards making Dropbox a home for life. And today, we’re thrilled to announce three amazing additions to our leadership team to help us get there.

We’re thrilled to promote Sujay Jaswa to be our CFO. Sujay was our first business executive, and has created and led the business side of Dropbox since joining in 2010. He’s been responsible for managing our fundraising, driving key partnerships, and scaling the business teams to several hundred people globally. When we embarked on our search for a CFO, we were looking for someone to lead our finance function and also be our partner for the company’s most important decisions. Sujay has played that role since he joined, and we’re delighted to have him leading finance and corporate development moving forward.

Dennis Woodside is joining the Dropbox family as our new COO. In this role, Dennis will be leading our global business operations including sales, marketing, partnerships, user operations, and people operations. He joins us from Google, where he grew and led large teams worldwide as President of the Americas and CEO of Motorola Mobility. Aside from his unmatched experience managing global organizations, we love that Dennis shares our passion for building simple products that change our users’ lives. We’re excited to have his leadership as we continue building the next chapter for Dropbox.

Finally, we’re proud to welcome Dr. Condoleezza Rice to our Board of Directors. When looking to grow our board, we sought out a leader who could help us expand our global footprint. Dr. Rice has had an illustrious career as Provost of Stanford University, board member of companies like Hewlett Packard and Charles Schwab, and former United States Secretary of State. We’re honored to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Dr. Rice to our team.

Welcome aboard!

 

A home for life

Posted by Drew and Arash on April 09, 2014
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Technology should ‘just work’ and make us happy. But with all the different apps, devices, and data out there, things get complicated pretty quickly. At Dropbox, our mission is to set you free — to take pain away from technology so you can do more with your life. Today, we want to share what’s next.

If you’re using Dropbox at work, you can now connect your personal Dropbox to your Dropbox for Business on all your devices. This enables a host of new features to keep your admin happy, while making sure you always have your stuff when you need it.

Mailbox was the first new addition to the Dropbox family, and for the last year it’s helped iOS users put email in its place. Today, we’re bringing that freedom to Android and introducing a new feature called auto-swipe — a way Mailbox learns from your swipes to get you closer to Inbox Zero.

With Dropbox, we built a home for your photos and videos but never gave you a great way to experience them. We’d like you to meet Carousel, the newest member of the Dropbox family. It’s a gallery that houses your entire life’s memories. Even more, Carousel lets you share and relive these memories in private conversations with friends and family.

We started our journey seven years ago with Dropbox, a magic folder to keep your stuff safe. But as we’ve built Dropbox and seen how it’s helped millions around the world, that magic folder has become something much more — a home for life. At the company, we’ve been calling this Chapter 2. You have no idea how excited we are to show you what’s next.

Introducing Carousel: A new gallery from Dropbox

Posted by Ramesh Balakrishnan & Chris Lee on April 09, 2014
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Once upon a time, photos were something you held. You kept them safe in an album or shoebox, and it was easy to relive those moments with friends and family. Today, new apps and devices have made it easier than ever to take photos, but there’s no longer a single home for all your life’s memories.

We’d like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life. It combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all these memories by event so you can easily travel back in time to any photo from any date. And unlike other mobile galleries, the size of your Carousel isn’t constrained by the space on your phone, which means you can finally have your entire life’s memories in one place.

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We also think those memories are meant to be shared. That’s why we built private conversations into Carousel — as a way to relive entire events with friends and family. With Carousel, you can share hundreds of photos in the same amount of time it’d take to send just one by text. Even more, you can capture an event from every angle by saving the photos others share with you.

Carousel is ready for you to try out today on iOS and Android, and we hope you’ll take it for a spin. It’s once again possible to hold and share every photo from your life, but this is just day one. We’re thrilled to start crafting a home for your memories.

 

Dropbox in NYC

Posted by Peter Ahn on March 18, 2014
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Good morning, NYC! As of this week, we’re officially joining you as a resident of the Big Apple.

Just like our other offices in Dublin and Austin, we’re trying to make ourselves more accessible to the over 4 million businesses using Dropbox. And with our new digs in New York, we’re excited to be next door to companies already using Dropbox for Business like National Geographic, Macmillan Publishers, and Refinery29.

But we’re looking for more folks to join us. New York’s overflowing with talent, and we’d love to apply it toward simplifying the way the world lives and works. Interested? Check out our NYC jobs page for opportunities to join the team!

Dropbox at SXSW

Posted by Sherry Birk on March 07, 2014
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SXSW kicks off today in Austin, and a bunch of Dropboxers will be in town for SXSW Interactive. We’d love to say “Hi!” – here are some of the places you can find us this weekend:

Friday, March 7

Transparency Reporting for Beginners, with Bart Volkmer
12:30-1:30pm @ Sheraton Austin, Creekside  (701 E. 11th St)

Saturday, March 8

Dropbox Sponsored Dribbble Meetup, with the Dropbox design team
5-9pm @ ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf St)

Sunday, March 9

The Pivotal Moment: Leaping into the Enterprise, with Ilya Fushman
5-6pm @ Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K (500 E. 4th St)

App Data, Everywhere: Cross-Device Content Sharing, with Leah Culver
5-6pm @ Four Seasons Ballroom (98 San Jacinto Blvd)

Plus, our Austin team will be on hand with coffee and some fun Dropbox swag – you can find us at Houndstooth Coffee Friday and Saturday from 12-4pm.

See ya down there!

We’re growing, y’all!

Posted by Zhenya Loginov on February 21, 2014
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It was only six months ago that we moved into a small office at 6th & Congress, but Austin already feels like home. It’s brought us closer to more of our users, partners, businesses — and introduced us to a new set of talented folks who share our passion for making life a little simpler for everyone.

We’re excited to be building deep roots in the city as we continue to expand beyond 200 million users and 4 million businesses. And today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding the Austin team, too — from 30 to 200.

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If you live in the area or you’ve been looking for a reason to move to the “Live Music Capital of the World,” we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for smart, awesome folks to join our sales, account management, and user operations teams. Head over to our Austin jobs page to find out more about what we’ve got going on!

 

Updating our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Dropbox for Business Agreement

Posted by Ramsey Homsany on February 20, 2014
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We’ve made a lot of changes to Dropbox since we last updated our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and online Dropbox for Business Agreements. So today, we’re starting to email users to let you know about some updates to these policies. The updates will be effective on March 24, 2014.

We know that these types of updates are really important to you, and we want to help you understand them. Here’s a walk-through of the major changes:

  • Arbitration. We’re adding arbitration clauses to our Terms of Service and Dropbox for Business online agreement. Arbitration is a faster and more efficient way to resolve legal disputes, and it provides a good alternative to things like state or federal courts, where the process could take months or even years. If you prefer to opt out of arbitration in the Terms of Service, there’s no need to fax us or trek to the post office — just fill out this quick online form.

  • Permissions. We care about having Terms of Service that are readable, give the right amount of context, and avoid unnecessary legalese, so we’ve updated our language to better match the permissions you give us with the features you use. For example, to provide you with document previews, our automated systems need permission to access and scan your stuff for those previews — so we explain this in the new Terms.

  • Privacy Policy. We’ve clarified several sections of our Privacy Policy to better explain how our services use your information. Take contacts, for example. When you give us access to your contacts, we’ll store them so that you — and only you — can easily share your stuff, regardless of whether you’re using Dropbox on your phone, tablet, or home computer. We’ve also added a section explaining our recently launched Government Data Request Principles, which describe our commitment to protecting your privacy when handling government requests.

  • Mailbox. It’s been almost a year since Mailbox joined the Dropbox family, and we’re finally transitioning the app to the same Terms of Service and Privacy Policy as the rest of Dropbox.

  • Dropbox for Business. We’ve made great leaps over the past year as we’ve grown and developed Dropbox for Business to help companies work smarter. Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy updates more clearly reflect the advancements we’ve built for admins and end users.

We hope you’ll read the full Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Business Agreement. While we’ve simplified much of the language, our commitment to keeping your stuff safe and secure hasn’t changed. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties. We don’t serve ads based on the stuff you store in our services. And, as always, your stuff is yours.

Over the next few days, we’ll be emailing all our users to ensure you hear about these updates from us.