Yahoo and Dropbox have announced a new partnership that will provide a combination of online mail services and cloud storage for Yahoo Mail users. This move brings Yahoo onto the same level as rivals Microsoft and Google without the hassle of creating a new cloud storage service from scratch. It also furthers Dropbox’s move into the online mail arena after their recent acquisition of mobile app Mailbox.
Image courtesy of Official Yahoo Blog.
Here are highlights from the grouping of articles we read through:
From the ZDNet blog post: Internet users with a Yahoo Mail account in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish can directly access all their Dropbox files from directly within Yahoo Mail as well as save emailed attachments directly back into Dropbox.
From the Dropbox post: Since this integration is Dropbox-powered, you can even send that big album of vacation pics without worrying about the 25 MB file limit.
From the Ars Technica post: Yahoo users not yet registered for Dropbox will be able to create a Dropbox account from within Yahoo Mail, Yahoo’s blog said.
You can see the ‘easy to use’ File Selection Window for mail attachments in the screenshot below.
Image courtesy of Dropbox Blog.
The new partnership is a good move for Yahoo as it continues the rebuilding process under Marissa Mayer. It will be interesting to see what Yahoo does next!
Yahoo! Mail and Dropbox Team to Make Attachments Easier [Official Yahoo Blog]
Yahoo! Mail + Dropbox [Dropbox Blog]
- Published 04/3/13