Dropbox Hits four hundred Million Registered Customers
Dropbox stated at the moment that it now has four hundred million registered customers — a bounce from the final public determine about its consumer base in Might final yr.
Beforehand, the corporate had stated it had 300 million customers. The corporate declined to say what number of of them are month-to-month lively customers, nevertheless it nonetheless exhibits that Dropbox’s registered consumer base on the very least continues to develop. Dropbox’s edge is that it’s a lifeless-easy file-sharing service, however even one thing which may sound as boring as that is ready to appeal to an enormous viewers. Dropbox additionally has greater than one hundred,000 paying enterprise clients, the corporate stated.
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One other vainness stat the corporate dropped was that customers synchronize 1.2 billion information every single day. However nonetheless, it’s a fairly large quantity that’s technically troublesome to handle — and having a technical edge has additionally been a bonus Dropbox has had over time.
In an interview with Bloomberg West, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston stated nearly all of its customers usually are not in america. “It’s greater than two-thirds of our consumer base,” Houston stated. “It’s been that approach because the starting. Most individuals are utilizing the product at no cost, and in case you want more room you should purchase extra.”
He additionally stated on Bloomberg West that the corporate is utilized by eight million companies, up from four million a yr and a half in the past — and that the “overwhelming majority” of Fortune 500 corporations are utilizing it in “some capability.”
Earlier this week, Dropbox rolled out a redesigned Android software, and has actively been increasing its enterprise providers with a view to diversify the corporate past only a shopper product. On the enterprise entrance, Dropbox just lately launched a software that permits customers to request information from individuals who aren’t utilizing Dropbox by way of e-mail.
The corporate — which has greater than 1,200 staff — definitely faces challenges going ahead. It’s Dropbox for Enterprise product is competing with a swath of bigger and extra skilled corporations, and the best way individuals share information is quickly altering as extra individuals use primarily cellular units.