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Microsoft Buys Acompli for Better Mobile Email

by Jacob Kleinman | December 1, 2014December 1, 2014 8:00 pm PDT

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Microsoft confirmed today that it’s acquired Acompli, a popular app designed to support Outlook email and other productivity services on Android and iOS. There’s no word on how much Microsoft paid, though Re/code reports that it could be more than $200 million.

The new purchase fits in well with Microsoft’s recent strategy of getting its services running on as many devices as possible, regardless of operating system. Until now that’s mostly meant pushing out improved versions of Office for Android and iOS, but now it looks like the company is beginning to focus on email as well.

“We’re excited about what’s possible as we build on the app’s success and bring it together with work currently in progress by the Outlook team,” wrote Outlook and Office 365 chief Rajesh Jha in a blog post announcing the news. “Our goal is to deliver fantastic cross-platform apps that support the variety of email services people use today and help them accomplish more.”

The deal includes Acompli’s technology as well as the people behind it, both of which will be incorporated into Microsoft’s own efforts. At the same time, the Acompli app will apparently continue to work on Android and iOS, and company CEO Javier Soltero promises new updates will continue to arrive every few weeks.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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