Box is extremely similar to Dropbox, as both companies offer cloud content management services and file sharing for consumers, but Box goes about it a slightly different way.
Led by CEO Aaron Levie, the Los Alto, Calif.-based Box caters more toward businesses and enterprise then Dropbox does currently. Box has more than 120,000 company clients, including Dell (DELL), and caters more toward productivity apps that sync up with Box and make it easier to share outside of Box, on places such as Facebook (FB) or LinkedIn (LNKD).Box also offers free storage, starting at 5GB worth, but you have to pay if you want to drop files from your computer into your Box account, a stark change from Dropbox. It's not known how much Box is generating in annual revenue, but a recent private equity funding round valued the company between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion. In a recent interview with Reuters, CEO Levie has said the company probably will go public at some point.
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