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Dropbox buys Droptalk

CBR Staff Writer

14:06, June 6 2014

Droptalk allows users to message each other and include files and links.

Cloud-based storage service provider, Dropbox, has bought messaging start up Droptalk for undisclosed sum.

Droptalk allows users to message each other and include files and links. Dropbox could integrate the web sharing feature to its cloud storage, which will allow people to see who is updating and sharing which file while in conversation.

Droptalk said in a blogpost: "We are thrilled to announce that today Droptalk will be joining Dropbox.

"About a year ago we set out to end the unnecessary friction around communication and collaboration by killing the work email. The world deserves a better way to do business and an integrated sharing product, which our team rapidly created is the answer."

"Armed with bootstrap funding and a team of ex-Facebook and LinkedIn engineers we set out to change the way people not only messaged but how they actually got work done across all their devices.

"With Droptalk all your communications happened in the browser, tablet or phone, eliminating the need for emails."

Following the sale, Droptalk will no longer accept new beta signups.

Droptalk had launched a limited beta for Chrome and planning to launch its iOS and Android apps.

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