Forbes magazine has published a splendid article about the history of Dropbox that is one of the most successful startups in the world of IT-industry in recent years.
Drew Houston has gotten the startup idea on the bus from Boston to New York. The journey was four hours, Drew took a laptop, but he forgot the flash drive, so he did not have any files to work in his notebook. Drew started to write a code to synchronize files over the Internet on the bus. Four months later, he flew to San Francisco to present his technology in the startups incubator of Paul Graham (Y Combinator), but he refused to accept the project until Houston finds a co-founder. Only after that they gave 15 thousand dollars for development of the project. This money was enough just to rent an apartment and to buy a mackintosh.
One of the bright moments in the history of Dropbox is a meeting with Steve Jobs in December 2009, when Apple's CEO tried to persuade the young startup founders to sell the project. Steve Jobs said that Apple will come on this market soon, and Dropbox is a feature, not a product.
The media has reported the death of Steve Jobs, who was the former CEO of Apple company. We can treat Apple and Steve differently, but we cannot deny that he is an eminent figure in the IT-industry, who created a lot of trends. Rest in peace, Steve.
Here is information that is posted on the official site of Apple:
“Apple has lost its fabulous and inventive genius and the world lost a remarkable man. Those of us who were lucky to know and work closely with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspired teacher. Steve left behind his company, which could be created only by him, therefore, his spirit will live forever in the heart of the company".
Source - Apple.
The Apple’s stores turned off the illumination of all logotypes of Apple all over the world.
Those who want to share their compassions can e-mail their thoughts and condolences to the postal address: [email protected]. Perhaps, some of condolences will be passed to Steve’s family and relatives.
He re is a good video from CNET, which visually summarized the career of Steve.
Below are the memories of his colleagues in the IT-industry: