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How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days

TechCrunch: Recently Dropbox was in the news for revealing they’d hit 175 million users, and daring to say they could replace the hard drive. Big words. But what’s the engineering back-story of how they got there? How do successful startups scale, in technical terms, to hundreds of millions of users? It turns it one of the ways it became successful was by creating a very simple and flexible platform early on.

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In2iti0n2788d ago

$257M of funding for 175M users... I use Dropbox and didn't know I'm that expensive... Do they make a profit?

Nucky2787d ago

$2 per user is expensive? You bet they do make a profit.