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Facebook Buys drop.io, Shutting the Service Down Entirely

Normally we wouldn’t write about some random web service shutting down, but we know some of our readers use the drop.io service to share files, so we figured we’d mention it.

The service is completely shutting down, and your data will be gone—so if you have files stored there, make sure to download them and save them offline before December 15th.

An important update on the future of drop.io [Drop.io]

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  • Published 10/31/10

Comments (3)

  1. ra4king

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Camilo Martin

    What’s the point on buying a company like drop.io to shut it down?

  3. Mechalith

    The point is in acquiring the technology behind the service so you can tack it onto your own existing crapfest. (Facebook, in this case.)

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