Dropbox Buys Mailbox
Dropbox today announced that it has acquired Mailbox for an undisclosed sum. Mailbox developed a mobile email application of the same name that recently became available. Dropbox believes adding Mailbox to its cloud-based offerings can "save millions of people a lot of pain" when it comes to handling their email and files. Dropbox is a provider of online storage, and has apps that work with most smartphone platforms. Dropbox said it hopes to offer Mailbox to as many people as possible in the near future.
Dropbox Makes It Easy to Share Files Via Facebook Messenger
Dropbox has integrated its own service into Facebook's Messenger app, allowing people to share files from Dropbox to friends and family through Messenger. The integration requires senders to have both the Dropbox and Messenger apps installed on their phone.
DropBox Lets iOS Users Create Word Docs On the Fly
DropBox today provided an update to its iOS application that lets users create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from within the DropBox app even if the separate Office apps aren't installed. DropBox says users can create, edit, and share Office documents in the iOS app and then access them from other devices or from the web.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Nextbit to Shut Down Cloud Storage On March 1
Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers.
Google Says Developers Can Use AMP for Email to Boost Gmail Experience
Google today said it is porting its AMP technology to Gmail. Developers now have access to AMP for Email, a tool that allows them to create interactive, actionable email experiences that take place within Gmail itself, rather than secondary browser windows.