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Tech Report: Facebook Teams Up With Dropbox To Let Groups Share Files

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Social networking giant Facebook is teaming up with Dropbox to allow users to share documents, photos and videos with groups.

Dropbox is a cloud-based storage and synchronization service. For example, I have the service installed on my Mac and my PC. Essentially I can save something in Dropbox on the PC and pretty much instantaneously access it on my Mac and vice versa. The service also works on my iPhone, iPad, and my Android device.

KCBS’ Tech Report:

The feature is great for people that are collaborating and sharing documents. It gives users a lot of flexibility and creativity as far as how you want to share things that you create.

Facebook already and still does have a file-sharing service where you can directly submit information. This gives users access to a large cloud-based service and confirms that Facebook is not trying to put Dropbox out of business. In fact, Dropbox was started by some Facebook people.

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