It has been announced this week that Dropbox the cloud storage service has acquired the new starter company called Zulip. Which has been developing a new workplace chat solution that is still in its private beta stage of development.
Zulip has already developed a range of applications for its new workplace chat solution which make it accessible from Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. Enabling users to share both public and private messages within their working environment.
The Zulip chat service also offers a standard messaging solution as well, providing users with features such as drag-and-drop file uploads, image pasting, group private messages, audible notifications, missed emails notifications, emoji and more. When asked about the acquisition Dropbox responded “We have nothing further to share at this time.” The following notification was sent out by Zulip this week.
“Psst… hey, you! Yeah, you, the one using Zulip.
We have some news for you, but you gotta keep it secret. Can you do that? Alright, sweet.
Here’s the deal: Dropbox is acquiring Zulip. We’re incredibly excited about working with an awesome group of people on a problem with huge scale, at a company that’s as passionate as we are about helping people work together efficiently.
We couldn’t have gotten here without your support, enthusiasm, and evangelism — so, thank you!
But enough about us: what does this mean for the service you’ve come to love and enjoy?
For our customers, tomorrow it’s business as usual at Zulip. Please use all of the same channels to reach us with questions. As we make progress on integrating with Dropbox, I’m sure that we’ll have more announcements about what the product roadmap looks like going forward.
Again, please don’t share this news. We intend to announce this publicly in a few weeks, but wanted to give you folks a heads-up since you’ve supported us from the beginning.
Thanks again for your support, and if you find yourself in San Francisco, come and say hi!
From all of us here at Zulip,
Jeff, Waseem, Jessica, Tim, Luke, Zev, Leo, Allen, acrefoot, Steve, and Jason”
Source: Tech Crunch