Wednesday October 28, 2020

Dropbox joins the cluster

Dublin's slow evolution into a global tech hub continued last week with news that web storage firm Dropbox is to open an office there, writes Dick O'Brien.

9th December, 2012
Dropbox is one of a growing number of web and social media companies that are choosing Dublin, in particular a very specific area of Dublin -- Barrow Street -- as a European base. Photo: Peter Barrow

Last Monday morning, Enda Kenny announced the creation of 40 new jobs in Dublin. While that number may sound quite low to get the Taoiseach involved, it was less to do with scrabbling around for any bit of good news before the budget, and more to do with who was creating the jobs.

The company concerned was Dropbox. The San Francisco-based firm is one of a new generation of web companies capitalising on the advent of...

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