This must be the year of mergers and acquisitions, especially in the tech industry. The latest take-over buzz comes from Dropbox. The file sharing giant just snatched up newbie Mailbox app for reportedly $100 million.
“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,” said the Dropbox team in a blog post. “We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.”
If you aren’t familiar with the app, Mailbox syncs your iPhone to Gmail allowing you to manage your e-mails a lot faster with a quick swipe and tap. No word yet on how the partnership will affect Mailbox, but it seems to be a pretty exciting venture after only a few months of its launch. Since Dropbox is available for both Android and iPhone OS, here’s to hoping us Droid users will have access to the app.