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By Nellie Bowles

When Drew Houston played computer games like “StarCraft” in high school, he made some changes so the games ran more smoothly on his friends’ computers.

“He created this one little application, and it would basically display everybody’s shared files, and then if you clicked on a file, it would go ahead and ask everyone else…

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