Box Launches File-Sharing, Collaborative Tools for Higher-Ed Institutions

BOXING MATCH: Box—not to be confused with Dropbox—is announcing its own file-sharing service specifically for higher-ed institutions. Dubbed “Box for Education”—not to be confused with “Dropbox for Education”—the service is currently in use by more than 150 universities around the world, including Penn State and the University of Michigan. The company is offering unlimited storage for colleges that adopt Box through the Internet2 NET+, a nonprofit, computer networking initiative led by research, government and academia members.

More details about Box for Education are available in this blog post. The announcement should come as no surprise, given that Box, based in Los Altos, CA, first focused on enterprise customers for its file-sharing services. And for the record: Box, founded in 2005, precedes Dropbox, which launched in 2007.

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