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Google Acquires Sparrow

by Mark Hearn | July 20, 2012July 20, 2012 9:24 am PST

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Popular third-party email app Sparrow announced Friday that it has been acquired by Google. Details remain slim, but Sparrow’s CEO Dom Leca posted a brief letter explaining the acquisition.

“Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.Said to be focusing on a “bigger vision,” Leca said. “We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our users who have supported us, advised us, given us priceless feedback and allowed us to build a better mail application. While we’ll be working on new things at Google, we will continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users.”

We’ll have more details on this transaction as they become available.

The full text of Leca’s letter is as follows:

We’re excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!

We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience.

Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our users who have supported us, advised us, given us priceless feedback and allowed us to build a better mail application. While we’ll be working on new things at Google, we will continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users.

We had an amazing ride and can’t thank you enough.

Full speed ahead!

Dom Leca
CEO
Sparrow


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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