Discuss: Dropbox and Apple

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October 22, 2011 at 06:56:38
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that the cloud storage service Dropbox reportedly declined a $800 million dollar offer from Apple. Discuss here if you think this was a good business move, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
October 22, 2011 at 14:22:05
From the little I know about cloud storage I would have to say the company that turned down that kind of cash made a mistake. Maybe I am naive but I can't see cloud storage ever becoming a mainstream method of storage. I would say that this is just a niche business that may be useful in some cases but with the price of storage continuously falling I can't see anyone using it for mainstream storage of any data the is sensitive or of any importance.


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#2
October 22, 2011 at 14:55:50
The advantage of cloud storage is accessibility. There's nothing to carry, nothing to forget, nothing to loose. So long as you have an Internet connection (and you continue pay the monthly charge), you can get your data. As the friends and family tech guy, I like the automatic backup cloud services. I know they won't back up anything on their own, but they can all afford a few dollars a month to not be heartbroken when I tell them I couldn't recover any data off of the dead drive.

Obviously, this is more popular in countries without bandwidth caps.

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