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Dropbox app gets revamped home screen, file activity list, and more

Dropbox might be running behind Google Drive when it comes to storage, but there's a mobile app update rolling out with some handy new features. Today kicks off the changes, but not all the new features will be available right away.

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Dropbox IPO is off to a healthy start, valuation soars north of $12 billion

For a growing company, there's arguably no day bigger than its initial public offering. After all that work establishing your brand and building up value, it's finally time for the market to decide what your company is actually worth. Over the years we've seen plenty of tech firms take their companies public (with varying degrees of success), and it was just about this time last year when we witnessed Snap start its IPO with a bang—even if today's price is now below where it started. In 2018, though, all eyes have been on Dropbox and its own plans to go public.

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Google Cloud integration is coming to Dropbox

A whole bunch of Google services will soon be easier to use with Dropbox. The company announced today in a blog post that a number of Google’s productivity tools like Gmail, Hangouts Chat, and Google Docs will work with Dropbox much more seamlessly in the near future.

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Dropbox looking to raise $500 million as company files for IPO

For over a decade, Dropbox has been a staple of the cloud storage industry, despite hard competition from larger players like Google and Microsoft. All that time, the company has remained private, but that's about to change. Dropbox filed to raise $500 million in an initial public offering (IPO) yesterday, revealing previously-secret details about the company.

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The Moon is an all-seeing, levitating robotic eyeball that can control your home [Update]

We've seen levitating Bluetooth speakers and connected smart cameras before, but the Moon, a fully funded Indiegogo project, melds those technologies in a $209 ($330 at retail) floating robotic eyeball and base that can also act as a smart hub for your home. That is, if it ever ships. The typical crowdfunding caveats apply. Some Indiegogo projects don't have much of a future, and this is 1-Ring's first.

The Moon, which comes from 1-Ring Inc., comprises a wide-angle lens embedded in a sphere made of plastic, aluminum, and rubber. When the smart camera is levitating above its base unit, it can give its owner a 360-degree scan of whatever room it's placed in.

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Dropbox adds mobile prompts for two-step verification

Choosing a strong password to protect your online accounts is a good idea, but the best way to keep your data secure is to enable two-factor authentication (sometimes called two-step verification) on the accounts that support it. This usually requires you to enter a code sent to you by SMS or generated by an app, and this has long been true of Dropbox's two-factor system. Now, Dropbox is making it easier to access your account securely by adding mobile prompts for two-factor.

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[Deal Alert] Get a 1-year Dropbox Plus subscription for $60 ($40 off) plus a $25 Dell gift card

So, you've got a lot of data stored locally and you need someplace to dump it. Google Drive and Dropbox are usually the same price, so the choice may be hard. It's easier today because Dell is offering a sizable discount on a year of Dropbox Plus service. It's usually $100, but right now it's $40 off and you get a Dell gift card on top of that.

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Dropbox app updated with document scanner, and Dropbox Paper gets offline mode [Update: Changelog]

The Dropbox app for Android makes it easy to back up your photos and upload other files directly to your cloud storage. What about turning real life documents into files? That's a thing now. Following the lead of the Dropbox iOS app, Android users can scan documents and save them as PDFs. The separate Paper app from Dropbox is also getting some improvements, including an offline mode.

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Google loses Material Design lead Nicholas Jitkoff to Dropbox

Nicholas Jitkoff, the former lead on the Material Design team, has left Google to join Dropbox as the VP of Design. He will lend his experience and style to the Engineering and Product teams in order to help them realize their dreams for design and define their vision for Dropbox.

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Dropbox rolls out new business-oriented plans and features

Dropbox is really useful for regular people, but the service has also been growing its business features recently. Today, Dropbox is announcing several new business-y features, and some business plans to go along with them. You'll pay a little more than a regular consumer license, but you get more features.

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