Now we know for sure that Dropbox is building an email platform.
“Hold your horses”, you might say, “Mailbox depends entirely on Gmail!” Of course it does. For now. Remember that Dropbox is a fiercely independent company, rejecting buyouts from big names and dedicated to building a great product. On top of that, they are the cloud service provider with the greatest track record - they’ve made the foundation of their business on it, unlike Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
They’ll definitely want their own email platform, they have the infrastructure to do it, the capabilities to make the sync experience great, and now with the Mailbox team the proven ability to make a great user experience. They have just about everything they need to take on the world here - and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with.