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Dealipedia - Google Inc acquires Sparrow

Google Inc acquires Sparrow

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Acquiring Company: Google Inc View Profile Charts Homepage
Target Company: Sparrow View Profile Charts Homepage
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Announced: Jul 20, 2012

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Google today acquired email client Sparrow, which will be used to boost the search giant's email service, Gmail.
"We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience," Sparrow said on its website. "Now we're joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision one that we think we can better achieve with Google."
Sparrow said its iOS and Mac App Store apps will continue to be available during the transition to Google.
In the App Store and Mac App Store, a note now warns users that since the company has been acquired by Google, "there will be no new features released for the Sparrow apps, other than minor maintenance and bug fixes." The iOS app costs $2.99, while the Mac app is $9.99, though an ad-supported version if available to download for free.
Sparrow describes its technology as "the fastest way to get to inbox zero." It can consolidate multiple email accounts - from Gmail and Hotmail to Yahoo and AOL - into one, organized in a unified inbox. It functions much like Twitter clients help you keep tabs on your stream.
PCMag's sister site, Appscout, was a big fan of Sparrow. After fiddling with the iOS version earlier this year, Appscout crowned Sparrow "my go-to way for managing my email inbox" - despite the lack of push notifications.
In recent months, Google has also purchased IM client Meebo and QuickOffice.

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