acquires Increo Solutions

Web-based storage service buys the company behind Backboard and, two services slated to eventually be integrated into Box's own feature set.

Collaborative-storage provider on Tuesday announced that it had acquired Mountain View, Calif.,-based Increo Solutions, a company with two Web products: and Backboard.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed., which was launched in June , lets users post and share their documents in the cloud using an Adobe Flash-based viewer. And Backboard, which is the company's only paid product, lets users get feedback and collaborate on projects using that same document viewer.

In a company blog post on the acquisition, Box's community manager, Sean Lindo, said these products will continue to run independently but that both would later be integrated into as added features.

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