Dropbox Acquires Snapjoy to Enhance Photo Storage

By Devon Glenn 

To better position itself as a place to both store and share photos, Dropbox has acquired the photo aggregation service Snapjoy for an undisclosed sum.

Snapjoy solves the problem of how to organize pictures from multiple cameras, phones, and other photo-sharing sites including Flickr, Instagram, iPhoto, and Picasa.

The startup was part of the Y Combinator accelerator program in Mountain View, CA in 2011.

Dropbox is buying the service despite a recent update of its own Android app to make it easier for users to organize their photos in the cloud. Dropbox users can also share their pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Path, Flickr, email and others; or save them on their SD cards.

“From the moment we met the founders, it was clear we shared a common goal,” explained the Snapjoy founders in a blog post. “By combining forces with their amazing team, we can leverage the technology and scale of their platform and focus on what matters — delivering an incredible photo experience to over 100 million people.”

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