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In a move hinting towards forthcoming additional feature offerings from Dropbox, the company has acquired photo service Snapjoy. This service allows users to archive, upload, view and share all of their photos from one central location, whether these have been stored on their smartphone, tablet, notebook, or online services such as Flickr and Instagram.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Snapjoy is no longer accepting new user signups, but existing users can continue to use the service, with the company stating that more info about future developments will be released “over the coming weeks”.

This latest acquisition by Dropbox, follows right in the wake of its purchase last week of music streaming service Audiogalaxy. Just like Snapjoy, Audiogalaxy no longer accepts new user signups, whilst current subscribers will still be able to use the service to stream their personal music mixes up until 31 December 2012. The financial terms of this deal were also not revealed.

Dropbox is a popular application in the TechSmart office, as it allows users to sync all their files across folders on multiple devices including a work PC, notebook and smartphone, making these files accessible from anywhere and at anytime.

We hope that this spending spree will result in a photo upload and sharing service, as well as  cloud-based music streaming functionality becoming available to Dropbox users in the near future. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below.  

In other merger and acquisition related news, Nokia recently acquired earthmine, which develops reality capture and processing technologies for 3D map making and 3D street level imagery (ala Google Street View). The Finnish phone giant will be using earthmine’s tech to augment the 3D capabilities of HERE, its new mapping and location-based service for multiple screens and mobile operating systems (OSs).

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