No,Yahoo didn’t acquired Dropbox, instead the cloud storage service is integrated in to Yahoo Mail. Already Gmail has Google drive, Hotmail or Outlook has SkyDrive and now Yahoo Mail which was left behind in cloud storage service got Dropbox.
Instead of launching it’s cloud storage service like it’s rival Google, Yahoo preferred to partner with Dropbox and brought the cloud storage to Ymail. I think it’s a good move from Yahoo to thwart technological advantages of Google and Microsoft.
“Email attachments can be tricky: they’ve got file size limits, you can’t keep them updated, and when you add people to a thread, attachments are the first to get left behind.
The Yahoo! Mail team decided to fix this—by integrating with Dropbox!”,announced Yahoo.”
If you are still using yahoo mail, now you can access Dropbox right from your Inbox.You can save attachments in your mail to dropbox and also you can add files in your Dropbox account as attachments to send mails, you can even send large files (>25MB). For now dropbox feature can be accessible for English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish language Yahoo mail users.
Dropbox cloud storage service started in 2007 has reached more than 100 million users and has been a tough competitor to Google drive and Microsoft’s Sky Drive.