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Apple Offered Nine-figure Buyout Claims Dropbox

Cloud storage service provider Dropbox rejected a multi-million dollar acquisition offer from the tech giant Apple Inc. a couple of years back- in 2009, according to a new revelation by the company.

Apparently, the CEO of Dropbox Drew Houston managed to attract the attention of Apple's co-founder and ex CEO Steve Jobs himself after he had introduced some modifications to the Apple file system in order to feature his start up logo on the Mac OS X.

Dropbox further revealed that in December 2009, Houston had the opportunity to meet Mr. Jobs in Apple's Cupertino headquarters itself. Houston stated that he was too ecstatic to have met Mr. Jobs, the person whom he always considered his hero.

Houston claims that he wanted to demonstrate a sample of Dropbox to the legendary Apple-man on his laptop, but was stopped midway by Mr. Jobs who reportedly said, "I know what you do" reports Forbes (opens in new tab).

Mr. Jobs then expressed his interest in Dropbox, and offered, what is now claimed to be, a nine-figure amount by Dropbox, for acquiring it. But, Houston refused the luscious offer from the iPhone maker, telling Jobs that he was not interested in selling the company.

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