But one of the more hidden items that might help the now-private PC maker separate itself from the pack is a preloaded exclusive deal involving Dropbox. The two tech giants briefly announced a partnership a few weeks back, and now the distribution angle is becoming more clear as Dell peels back the curtain on its latest portfolio. Brett Hansen, executive director of the End User Computing Software Product Marketing team at Dell, highlighted in a blog post on Tuesday morning that Dell is now offering two cloud storage options with its products: Dropbox and PocketCloud , made by Dell-owned subsidiary Wyse. Upon purchase of select new Dell PCs, Dropbox will laptop no credit check be automatically available for download via Dell Digital Delivery. Dell will be speeding up the process by the summer, promising that new consumer devices will then be preloaded with the Dropbox app. Already valid for U.S.-based consumers, anyone who purchases a new Dell Venue tablet or Dell XPS, Inspiron or Alienware PC will also be eligible to receive 20GB of free Dropbox space for a year.
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Michael Dell seeks tech’s cool factor
The company has been knocked by critics for not innovating enough in the past 20 years, and consequently it has found itself outside the cool-kids circle. I dont know that many startups, like, dream about being acquired by Dell, New York-based Gust Inc. Marketing Director Justin Stanwix said last week on Bloomberg’s Money Moves news program. Theres only a small set of large tech companies that are known for allowing startups to keep their culture of innovation after being acquired. That group includes Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Google Inc.
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