It's what's inside that counts, says Levie, particularly when you run a service that houses the files of thousands of web users. And he describes a few of the core differences between a service like Megaupload and his Box.net.
When President Obama showed the power and potential of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in 2008, every politician and their chief of staff's mother jumped on the social media bandwagon. Yesterday Obama joined Instagram. Here are several other networks he--and his rivals--should be on.
Cloud-syncing and -sharing service Dropbox, founded by CEO Drew Houston, boasts more than 45 million habitual users already. Today, the company sets its sights on the enterprise market with the launch of Dropbox for Teams.
Is there anything you like about Microsoft? "That's a completely unrealistic question!" jokes Aaron Levie, founder of Box.net. The fast-growing, enterprise cloud startup just scored another $81 million in venture funding...
As workforces fan out around the globe, and the Internet and proliferation of portable devices connected to it make us all more mobile (and our workplaces more physically fractured), Aaron Levie believes there needs to be a simple way to share, collaborate, and track work. And that's the idea behind Box, his cloud content-management company.