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Dropbox obtains peer-to-peer file sharing patent

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Cloud-based file hosting giant Dropbox has patented a new synchronization technology which could allow users to use a peer-to-peer network to securely share and collaborate on documents without the need to store them in the company’s centralized servers.

According to the company, the development of peer-to-peer distributed sharing could boost content download speeds, eliminating bottlenecks, ‘thereby increasing the speed at which the content items can be shared among individuals.’

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