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Dropbox has hit the 175-million-user mark, cofounder says

Dropbox's Drew Houston also unveiled a suite of new developer tools to help make cross-device syncing easier. 

Dropbox, a service that allows users to store large files online and access them from multiple devices, continues to grow.


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Back in November of last year, Drew Houston, the cofounder of the cloud company Dropbox, announced that, just over four years after its initial release, the platform had hit the 100-million-user mark. Now, less than a year later, team Dropbox says that number of users has risen to 175 million – with a staggering billion files synced each day.

Houston disclosed the new figure today at the company's developer conference, DBX, where he also announced plans to increase syncing compatibility across various devices, from smart phones to tablets. 

"[W]e want to be sure that stuff is always available, no matter if you’re on your laptop at work, a tablet on a plane, or a smartphone on the bus," Houston and his cofounder, Arash Ferdowsiwrote in a blog post this morning. "Keeping devices and apps synced with your most up-to-date info has gone from 'nice-to-have' to essential, which creates a real challenge for the people developing apps." 

To that end, Dropbox will introduce a range of tools for developers, Houston and Ferdowsi wrote


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