What is Dropbox? - A File Hosting and Sharing Cloud Platform


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1. What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a file hosting and sharing platform which is hosted in cloud and enable users to upload, share and access the files in Dropbox platform. Dropbox does have web app, mobile apps and downloadable app to the laptop or desktop computer.

Dropbox is used by wide range of individuals and corporate companies to organize, share, and backup files. Dropbox do offer individual plans and team plans which suites almost all types of companies.

2. History

Dropbox initially founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in June 2007. The initial idea for Dropbox ignited to Drew Houston who forgot to take his USB flash drive to his university which was MIT for academic related tasks repeatedly on multiple instances. In the initial stage he developed it to be more personalized which only could cater his requirement and later with Arash they started developing a solid platform which could also solve others problems too.

Dropbox is currently traded publicly on NASDAQ stock exchange under the stock code of DBX and currently headquartered in San Fransisco, California, USA.