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Box.net Releases Online File Storage and Collaboration Services for France

SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Box.net, a leading provider of online file storage and collaboration services today announced the release of its Box.net services for France. This release provides French consumers, small businesses, and enterprise users with the Box.net site and experience completely localized to French-speaking users.

SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Box.net, a leading provider of online file storage and collaboration services today announced the release of its Box.net services for France. This release provides French consumers, small businesses, and enterprise users with the Box.net site and experience completely localized to French-speaking users.

"Among our users, the French community was particularly vocal in their desire for a version in their language. We had a strong outpouring of support and help to translate the service," says Aaron Levie, CEO and cofounder of Box.net. "In France, tens of thousands of people use Box at home, in small and medium size companies, as well as in many large French enterprises in the aerospace, construction, banking, advertising or fashion and beauty industries."

Box.net: Simple, Secure and Reliable Online File Storage and Collaboration

Box.net is the most secure, easy-to-use way to share and manage files online. It enables users to:

— Securely store the files that matter most, including documents, photos, music, and video — Easily share files and collaborate with family, friends, and colleagues — Access and edit documents, photos, and other files right inside a web browser — Work on files using a host of powerful Box-compatible web applications from Facebook, Picnik, Zoho, Autodesk, and many others that are part of our OpenBox platform — Seamlessly access and share files on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms

"With geographically dispersed clients and partners, the French Trade Office uses Box.net to share and collaborate on information in a more efficient and effective way," says Aymeril Hoang, High Tech Group Director for the Embassy of France Trade Office in San Francisco. "Initially, we started using Box.net to avoid sending large files by email. As we used it more and more, we were amazed by Box.net's useful collaboration tools and intuitive user interface. We're excited that Box.net has been localized for French."

Box.net is committed to providing the best online file storage and collaboration services to even more customers around the world, with localized services in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, German, Italian, Portuguese, Danish and Russian.

About Box.net, Inc.

Founded in March 2005, Box.net (www.Box.net) is a leading provider of tools for managing and sharing data online. The service enables users to share, access, and collaborate on files of any type from anywhere. With 2 million users, over 1 million files served every day, and more than 1000 developers in the Box Enabled Network, Box.net is the first web-native system for access and collaboration allowing for a broad array of functionality. The service is used by individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Box.net was the first Internet storage provider to launch an open API in late 2005. In December 2007, the company launched its OpenBox platform, which connects data from Box.net to other web-based applications and services (like Zoho, Picnik and eFax), giving users the power to do more with their data. The open platform permits companies and developers to integrate their applications and services on the Box.net website. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.

SOURCE Box.net

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