Dropbox Acquires Mailbox

That was fast:

After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.

Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox, it doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.

Last week I suggested Yahoo! acquire Dropbox and position itself as your home on the Internet: start page, mail, files and photos. Dropbox now has three of the four.1

  1. Yes, Mailbox is simply a front-end for Gmail. Then again, Dropbox is simply a front-end for Amazon S3 []