Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) October 6, 2009
Online collaboration services provider Box.net today announced the acquisition of Increo Solutions, the Mountain View, CA developer of collaborative online document and media viewing tools Backboard (http://www.GetBackboard.com) and Embedit.in (http://embedit.in). Increo's technical expertise in content viewing, annotation, and embedding will give Box customers a faster and more interactive experience with their documents online.
Box.net is delivering enhancements to its service faster than ever with recent additions that include Web Documents, full-text search, workflow and branding tools, OpenBox Mobile for integrating Box.net into mobile app platforms and now rich document and media viewing from Increo.
"Box.net serves more than a million file downloads everyday, so we're always looking for ways to serve documents and enable collaboration in more interactive and dynamic ways," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box.net. "We really like what Increo has accomplished with their technology, which supports our goal of providing Box.net customers with a better way to share and work with documents and content in the cloud."
Box.net's open platform provides its customers the best of both worlds: native innovations and features for managing their content and the ability to choose from an ever-growing set of integrated third-party services from Google, Scribd, Zoho and others.
"Increo is a perfect fit for Box.net's effort to provide Box users with a richer online experience," said Increo CEO Kimber Lockhart. "Our in-browser document viewing capability coupled with Box.net's collaboration platform enable Box users to easily interact with documents without leaving Box.net."
About Box.net, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Box.net (http://www.box.net) now serves over 50,000 companies from small businesses to Fortune 1000 that look to Box to simplify online content management, accelerate team productivity and connect employees with a familiar interface that anyone can use. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.