Yahoo Mail, Dropbox partnership spells win-win for both parties

Summary:The upgrades and additions to Yahoo's core products continues in a big way thanks to a new integration with Dropbox.

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Yahoo Mail and Dropbox have announced a new partnership, bringing direct access to the cloud storage service onto the email client.

And this looks like a win-win for both parties.

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Starting today, Internet users with a Yahoo Mail account in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish can directly access all their Dropbox files from directly within Yahoo Mail as well as save emailed attachments directly back into Dropbox.

Dropbox product designer Joshua Jenkins also pointed out in a blog post on Tuesday that because this integration is Dropbox-powered, users can send larger files (i.e. HD photos) without worrying about the 25 MB file limit.

Beyond just the streamlined access between two popular online products, it marks a significant milestone for each side.

For starters, Dropbox has been slowly but surely building out its portfolio of its own solutions as well as third-party collaborators to better take on the likes of Google Apps.

The San Francisco company has also demonstrated its interest in email with the recent acquisition of Mailbox , a mobile app and Gmail client for the iPhone.

For Yahoo, this just looks like another step in the right direction of tuning into what Internet users are most interested in and working from there.

Certainly, the Cupertino, Calif.-based search company has been making a number of buzzworthy purchases to shore up its social and mobile offerings , but a partnership with an increasingly popular service such as Dropbox will certainly pique the interests of everyday Internet users.

Screenshot via The Yahoo Yodel blog

Topics: Apps, Cloud, Collaboration, Social Enterprise, Software

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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