Dropbox has acquired Clementine, a voice and messaging service. Clementine said about the recent acquisition that this will mean a dramatic growth within the company, and that the popular cloud service will start to develop around Clementine’s technology. Regrettably, this also means bad news for Clementine users ass the service will shut down soon. There will only be the free features of the mobile app available, and this just until the end of this month. The acquisition terms were not detailed by the two companies.
Dropbox hasn’t yet said anything about the recent acquisition, but Clementine wrote today on its blog to announce the great news and said it is excited about the new acquisition and about the future it holds. The voice and messaging service Clementine was launched in 2014 in September, and it is the latest acquisition in Dropbox’s portfolio.
On August 31, Clementine will shut down what is left of its services in the mobile app. The voice and messaging service has promised that it will help its regular subscribers as well as its premium users through the transition, making the changes and announcements as fluent as possible in order for the people who have used its services to understand completely what is going to happen in the future.
Clementine is a service intended for businesses and workers and condenses the communication via both voice and text into a user-friendly mobile app. There are a number of helpful features inside the app like group messaging and Business Number. The Business Number is a feature that helps users not to give out their real phone number. Other features inside Clementine include contacts, conference calls and many more useful ones. However, this is all about to change as Dropbox has acquired Clementine and the popular messaging and voice service will be shut down soon.
Dropbox has made numerous acquisitions in the last 12 months in order to improve its services as part of an attempt to get more enterprise customers. However, the acquisition of an enterprise messaging and voice service doesn’t really make a lot of sense. If Dropbox adds enterprise messaging to its services, it would definitely be a strange upgrade for a company that focuses on providing cloud storage.
However, until Dropbox makes an official statement regarding what they intend to do with the recent acquisition we won’t really completely why the company chose to make the recent buy.
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