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Box introduces Box Elements, pre-packaged content services for developers

Box introduced a new type of developer tool today called Box Elements, pre-packaged application pieces designed to deliver Box functionality with a few lines of code. Eventually there will be three types of Elements: UI, app and services. Today, the company is launching the UI pieces, which include Content Uploader, which lets developers add drag and drop file capability into any application; Content Explorer, which lets developers insert Box file navigation in any application; Content Preview, which lets developers display any of 120 different file types inside an application including…

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Box introduces desktop app Box Drive

Box just made it a little easier to access your files while youre at your computer. The company is introducing Box Drive, a desktop application that works on Windows and MacOS. People will be able to credit, edit, find and share files without pulling up a webbrowser. This is the final frontier, CEO Aaron Levie told TechCrunch. With Box Drive, youll have unlimited access to all of your data directly from your desktop. He predicts that this will save companies on IT costs because it could cut back on network…

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Box looks to woo Wall Street with its positive cash flow story

Like Boxs last quarterly check-in, the company once again touted that it had free cash flow in the first quarter this year as part of its Q1 earnings report today a signal that Wall Street may be looking for as a barometer of its future health as a company. Box in the last quarter said it would likely lose between 14 cents and 15 cents per share, though it looks like it came above its own expectations with a loss of 13 cents per share. The company also came in…

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TechCrunchs first-quarter tech earnings season prop bets

Here at TechCrunch, we tend to pay close attention to the earnings reports of the big companies. And for good reason! It gives us some insight into major technology trends and some signals that can help us not only predict what products are going to be around in a few years (not mentioning any names), but also directionally what kinds of startups might be successful. But! Sometimes these reportscan be dull. And sometimes these reports can be quite boring and fall directly in-line with what Wall Street and everyone else…

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