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, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."