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Dropbox Gains 25 Million Users

Dropbox: 25 million users and counting writes JP Mangalindan on CNNMoney.

“Since January 2010, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi’s file-syncing and sharing service has exploded, from 4 million to 25 million, with 200 million files now saved daily, despite having spent zero dollars on advertising. According to Houston, it’s all thanks to word of mouth: 30% of new sign-ups now come via its user referral program, where users get a free, additional 250 MB for each successful referral, while 20% are due to its easy file-sharing features. And despite Dropbox’s focus on consumers, it counts hundreds of thousands of businesses among its userbase now, including United Airlines (UAUA), Red Bull, and Tishman Construction, the construction manager for One World Trade Center in New York City.”

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