Steve Jobs told the Dropbox founders your a “feature, not a product”

Steve Jobs summoned Dropbox founders  Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi to Apple headquarters in Cupertino in December 2009.  Jobs wanted to buy the company.  In making a 9 figure purchase offer for Dropbox, Steve Jobs told the founders that their company was a “feature not a product.”  The Dropbox founders walked away from the purchase because they were interested in building a company.     

You can read the whole profile from Forbes here.  Its’ a great read about two interesting companies.  Particularly relevant know that iCloud was recently released.

Dropbox: The Inside Story Of Tech’s Hottest Startup  Source: Forbes


Would Apple be better off if it had Dropbox technology rather than iCloud? 

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On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."