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Dropbox Carousel: 3 Highlights

Dropbox reveals Carousel, a new mobile app that automatically backs up and organizes your images. Here's a closer look.
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techtrekk
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techtrekk,
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4/16/2014 | 6:02:28 PM
Re: The point?
Not totally sure about the conclusion you made, but I absolutely agree that there is no need for another sharing app. Truly, this is no different than having your images feed directly to Dropbox -- they've just created a new app to fluff up the appeal. It also gives them an excuse to make users take up more storage space by storing unwanted videos. This does not in any way reflect the "dropbox for business" that they have been trying to tout. 
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/14/2014 | 10:43:21 PM
Re: The point?
This is the so-called "user stickyness" - if you are comfortable with one particular solution, you can easily adopt a batch of related services/tools. The same situation here in China - the pople will adopt the related tools/apps from Taobao, which is a big third-party payment vendor because they get used to Alipay.
Kristin Burnham
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4/11/2014 | 8:32:03 AM
Re: The point?
What it comes down to is the ecosystem you're most dedicated to. If you're a heavy Dropbox user, you'll love Carousel, f you're an Apple fan, you're probably wedded to iCloud, etc.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/10/2014 | 10:57:09 PM
Re: The point?
Fully agree with you, folks. There are too many similar, even identical services, apps on Internet and cloud. We need some killer applications/services to light the sky. These normal services are easy to develop and most of them are free of charge but the business potential is not good nowadays.
cft28977
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cft28977,
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4/10/2014 | 8:54:13 PM
Re: The point?
That's a really good point. All of these services are pretty much the same now. You'd have to look at the enterprise services to really find any diversity among cloud providers.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/10/2014 | 6:58:10 PM
The point?
Do we really need another photo sharing service? I really wonder how long Internet services can continue copying each other. Pretty soon AmazOneDriveiCloud will be indistinguishable from DropGoogleBoxhoo.
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