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Dropbox faces boycott threat over Condoleezza Rice

Dropbox faces boycott threat over Condoleezza Rice

Storm clouds are circling over Dropbox, after its decision to add former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its board prompted a wave of negative reactions from users who disagree both with her politics and her history with wiretaps. Dropbox announced Dr. Rice's new role yesterday, alongside new apps Mailbox for Android and Carousel, leaving some cloud storage subscribers outraged at her proximity to decisions around how their data is handled, and proposing a boycott.

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Dropbox: The cloud storm is coming

Dropbox: The cloud storm is coming

Dropbox may have launched a new Mailbox for Android today, along with its Carousel photo app and Dropbox for Business, but the company is warning that "Chapter 2" is only just starting for its cloud intentions. "You have no idea how excited we are to show you what's next," Dropbox teased today, as it throws open the cloud to a new breed of apps, and brings former US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice onto the board.

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Dropbox Mailbox for Android and desktop revealed

Dropbox Mailbox for Android and desktop revealed

Dropbox has announced Mailbox for Android and desktop, bringing its email client over from iOS, in addition to revealing Microsoft Office integration with Project Harmony. The new Mailbox app - which will be released for Android as a free app later today, though is not quite ready for desktop use - will also introduce some new features, such as synchronization across devices thanks to now requiring a Dropbox account to log in.

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed he will step down as chief exec at the end of March, revealing he will be joining Dropbox as its chief operating officer. The news of Woodside's departure, rumored yesterday, comes perhaps as little surprise given Google's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, but also sees Dropbox effectively create a new position in its executive ranks for the exec to occupy.

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BBM adds voice calls, BBM Channels and Dropbox for iPhone & Android

BBM adds voice calls, BBM Channels and Dropbox for iPhone & Android

BlackBerry has rolled out an update to BBM for iPhone and Android, adding in BBM Voice for making calls, and enabling BBM Channels, among other new features. The update, available today, sees BlackBerry's cross-platform messaging client also add in Dropbox support, allowing files stored in the cloud to be sent directly to a BBM contact without having to download it to the smartphone first.

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Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

This evening it would appear that Dennis Woodside isn't planning on sticking around Motorola long enough to see it be taken over by Lenovo. Word from the Wall Street Journal has it that Woodside will instead become the first Chief Operating Officer for Dropbox, the cloud storage group. Previous to being set in place as Motorola's CEO once Google began to run it, Woodside worked with Google for more than 10 years.

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