Clearly controversy is swirling around web lockers and online storage companies in the wake of the Federal swoop on Megaupload, but if it all goes wrong rest assured that DropBox founder and CEO Drew Houston has a second career to fall back on.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (or just “Davos” to those in the know) is a great place for the world’s millionaires and billionaires to loosely affiliate with each-other (as Paul Simon might have put it) and part of that looseness extends to the Piano Bar of the Hotel Europe in the tiny – but 5-star-hotel-packed – village.
A short snow-bound walk past the security checkpoint teaming with soldiers, you can climb the stairs to the hotel bar where Piano singer Barry croons AOR hits most of these magnates will fondly remember. Occasionally he hands the mic over to a willing Karaoke singer, and last night Houston took up the challenge.
His rendition of Rocket Man is pretty good, so we’d like to re-assure anyone concerned that should DropBox find itself shut down by the Feds and Houston’s $400 million net worth (according to Forbes) is decimated by legal fees, Drew can always pick up tips at the Piano Bar in the Hotel Europe.