Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve been ranked on two lists recognizing corporate LGBT-friendliness. We’ve always sought to make Dropbox a place where all employees feel included, and those who identify as LGBT are an important part of that. Over the past few years, we’ve ramped up our involvement in the broader LGBT community by marching in San Francisco, Austin, and Dublin Pride parades and coming out in support of the Obergefell v. Hodges amicus brief.
Welcome to the third post in our Dropbox University Insights series. In these posts, we’ll take aggregated usage data* from Dropbox users at universities around the world, and surface interesting trends.
If you’re anything like us, you have hundreds or thousands of files stored in Dropbox. But not all of that content is relevant to you at any given moment; your 2013 tax return, for example, isn’t as top of mind as the presentation you’re working on for tomorrow’s meeting. That’s why we created Recents, a shortcut to those top-of-mind, need-it-now files. Your Recents page shows you all the files you’ve worked with recently, like docs you’ve added, edited, or moved. Launched first to iOS devices, Recents is rolling out today to dropbox.com, and will be coming soon to our Android app.
Dropbox Open, an event celebrating our business customers, is happening today in San Francisco, and it’s off to a great start this morning. We’re excited to have industry leaders including Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, HP’s Meg Whitman, and Apple’s Eddy Cue joining us at Dropbox Open. And we’re happy to welcome customers from around the globe to talk about where we’ve been and where we’re going.
We’re always looking for ways to bring Dropbox to more people, so today, we’re announcing new partnerships with telecom providers around the world. With over 70% of our users located outside the US, expanding our international footprint is a priority. And these partnerships, along with the four offices we opened across the globe in 2015, will do just that — bring us closer to users, anywhere they live.
With 400 million people and 2.1 billion sharing connections around the world, Dropbox is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest collaboration platforms. One in three users joined because someone else invited them, while the average Dropbox for Business user is connected with seven other businesses through Dropbox. In short, Dropbox becomes even more valuable when your friends, family, and co-workers are using it along with you.