CloudOn has announced it has been acquired by popular document storage and syncing service Dropbox, with the two companies joining forces to advance document editing, storage, and more through the cloud. As part of the deal, CloudOn's existing services will shut down on March 15.

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Today, we’re taking the next step toward our vision of reimagining docs – by joining the Dropbox team. Our companies share similar values, are committed to helping people work better, and together we can make an even greater impact.

As pointed out by The Wall Street Journal, Dropbox has been purchasing dozens of small startups to bolster its overseas presence, and CloudOn gives Dropbox a presence in Israel. According to Dropbox's head of product, business and mobile, Ilya Fushman, the CloudOn partnership is the largest number of employees added into the company through an acquisition.

CloudOn rose to prominence three years ago when it launched an iPad app that used the mobile device as an interface for a full cloud-based app located on their servers, allowing users to run an instance of Microsoft Office on their iPads. CloudOn's services have evolved over time, but the company has continued to focus on Office document editing and creation, making a partnership with Dropbox a natural fit.

Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
122 months ago
How about "Apple Acquires Dropbox"

No thanks. Dropbox doesn't need Apple, nor do they need to change. They are doing great as they are.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
122 months ago
And everyone with an CloudOn account got an extra free 1GB of Dropbox space!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
122 months ago
How about "Apple Acquires Dropbox"

I would hate for apple to screw such a good thing up
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0815 Avatar
122 months ago
How about "Apple Acquires Dropbox"

Apple tried it ... Dropbox refused (thank god)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DragoniteD Avatar
122 months ago
How about "Apple Acquires Dropbox"

Jobs tried, he was rejected, and then we have iCloud.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
122 months ago
Please make a dedicated music app please.
Just use Spotify.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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