Dropbox buys MobileSpan to boost enterprise cred

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Building a more secure BYOD platform.

Dropbox has made yet another acquisition to reinforce its business collaboration platform -- this time, the lucky startup is MobileSpan, developer of solutions for securely editing Office documents that are hosted on the corporate firewall from mobile devices.

"A couple of years ago, two ex-Google Chrome engineers and an EIR from Foundation Capital set out to help enterprises transition from desktop-centric systems to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world -- in a secure, seamless and enterprise-friendly manner," writes the MobileSpan team in their farewell blog post to customers on their homepage. 

MobileSpan's technology could help Dropbox satisfy companies that are in the middle of their own transitions from legacy IT to more user-centric models including the mentioned BYOD.

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