After the success of his first series, Dorris McComics, suddenly attracted hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, Alex Norris decided it was a good time to take things to the next level: parody. The result is Webcomic Name, a satire of relatable comics that features a “badly drawn blob” who greets an unending onslaught of disappointments with the recurring punchline: “Oh no.” At a recent Nicer Tuesdays event, Alex delved into the origins of his series and the inspiration behind his approach. That inspired us to learn more about what fuels his creativity and why he thinks confidence is one of the most important tools an artist can possess.
Scattered content is an everyday problem for many people. Any given file could be sitting on your desktop, attached to an email thread, tied to a database, or stored in any number of different places. We’re taking on this problem by making Dropbox a unified home for your work, with initiatives like our recently announced Google Cloud partnership. Today, we’re introducing the first product integration in this new partnership, an add-on for Gmail that will help you stay focused on what matters.
What’s the secret to a high-performing team? A star player? Veteran experience? In a joint study by Dropbox and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), we set out to answer questions like these by analyzing Dropbox collaboration at the top 100 universities in the world (based on the 2017 Center for World Universities Rankings) and cross-referencing academic citations according to the Web of Science database. To protect our users’ privacy, all data was anonymized and information like university ranks and number of citations were grouped into ranges.
The laws related to government requests for user data are changing fast: from passage of the CLOUD Act by the US Congress to the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Carpenter v. United States. In this environment, Dropbox is more committed than ever to protecting user privacy. As part of that commitment, today we’ve updated our Transparency Report today to uphold this promise, and provide insight about the government requests Dropbox has received since our last reporting period.
“When I have to review final work, it’s helpful to see it all in one place like Dropbox Showcase.” —Steve Aoki
How do you keep creative energy flowing when you’re on the road? It’s a question everyone who travels for business has to ask eventually. But when your business is making music, life on the road is nearly nonstop. So rather than wait for a moment of Zen at the end of a tour, international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur Steve Aoki decided to keep creating on the move. So how does he stay organized amidst the whirlwind chaos of life on the road?
With the rapid rise of technology in the workplace, you might think human voices would be on the decline. But in fact, work culture has actually become more human-centric. Half of millennials say they would take a pay cut for work that aligns with their values. Despite the hype around AI threatening jobs, Deloitte says today’s fastest growing careers require distinctly human skills—STEAM (A for Arts) is the new STEM. Smart companies are responding to the trends, switching to more consumer-friendly tech, and opting for smaller teams over traditional bureaucracies. Their winning mindset: thinking less like corporations, and more like individuals.