Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
emilykulish
User Rank
Rookie
Re: revenue?
emilykulish   2/6/2014 3:15:00 AM
NO RATINGS
We know that another much-hyped company, Box, a competitor of Dropbox, is not profitable. So whether dropbox is profitable remains to be seen.

Dropbox uses Amazon's s3, which makes its cost higher than rivals like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and DriveHQ. Dropbox's consumer users rarely pay for the service, without online ads revenue like Google has, Dropbox's consumer service is likely to lose quite a lot of money.

Now, Dropbox's business service should be extremely profitable, considering it charges business customers $180/user/year, which is 30 times more expensive than DriveHQ's more advanced Cloud IT service (at $6/user/year).

The question is how many businesses will be willing to pay Dropbox at this price, and how long they will pay.

 

krisi
User Rank
CEO
Re: revenue?
krisi   11/20/2013 8:02:12 PM
NO RATINGS
thank you Junko...is this sutanaible revenue stream though?...storing your data in the cloud is not such a big deal...Google, Amazon, IBM, and few other companies can do that as well...Dropbiox might had been there first but I am not convinced they retain their first to market adavantge...Kris

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: revenue?
junko.yoshida   11/20/2013 6:06:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Dropbox is largely believed to be profitable, according to several media reports and the company spokesperson, although the company has never released the figures.

Yes, they make money from subscriptions for the storage space and personal data individuals want to store is rising.

Once Dropbox gets its act together to increase enterprise clients, it can grow revenues further.

Even though Dropbox announce its own plan to move into the business market, I suspect an additional security application such as the one offered by Intrinsic-ID would be helpful to attract more business and professional users...

krisi
User Rank
CEO
revenue?
krisi   11/20/2013 11:34:34 AM
NO RATINGS
how do these guys make money? I have a dropbox account but it is free...I guess they charge for higher capacity box, is that it for revenue? why can't Amazon offer the same? They have the largest cloud in the world...Kris



Most Recent Comments
bk11
 
William Albano
 
Measurement.Blues
 
Susan Rambo
 
krisi
 
krisi
 
krisi
 
krisi
 
Jessica Lipsky
Most Recent Messages
7/25/2014
12:19:27 PM
Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
1 Comment
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
7 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
37 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
129 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)