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Clipboard, a service which let users save and share content online, has been acquired by Salesforce and is shutting down completely on June 30. This news comes two years after the company first launched — in total, it pulled in 140,000 users and nearly 3 million “clips.” The price for this acquisition ranges between $10 and $20 million, All Things D reports.
Clipboard got its start as a simple copy-and-paste bookmarklet in 2011. Last May, the service added a boards feature reminiscent of Pinterest. However, at the time, founder Gary Flake compared Clipboard with Dropbox, not Pinterest. The company only just recently released a new file upload feature, moving it into the cloud storage space.
With this deal, Clipboard claims it will now be able to “pursue [its] mission of saving and sharing the Web on a much larger scale.” Clipboard was kept alive last year when the company decided to shut down two of its other products: Clipmarks and Amplify.
The company says that it is planning on “permanently deleting all user data shortly after the final shutdown.” Users wanting to presume their data can export their clips by logging in and going to clipboard.com/profile. There are more instructions are available at clipboard.com/faq.
As for its apps, those are being pulled “from their respective stores as soon as feasible,” and “no new users registrations are being accepted.”
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