PODCAST: Is Dropbox really worth $8 billion?

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Government figures today show retail sales went up more briskly than expected last month. Setting aside volatile spending for cars, fuel, and building materials, retail sales went up half a percent, more than analysts were expecting.  

Dropbox is trying to raise a reported $250 million from investors, a deal that would value the company at more than $8 billion. Dropbox isn’t saying much. It’s only issued a statement saying it has more than 200 million users and  “strong momentum.” But $8 billion worth of momentum?

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