Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli
Microsoft Buys Email Mobile App Accompli. Microsoft said Monday it was buying the mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200 million.
Washington: Microsoft said Monday it was buying the mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200 million.
The deal gives Microsoft a startup helping people more easily manage their mail on handsets using Google Android or Apple iOS operating systems.
"In a world where more than half of email messages are first read on a mobile device, it`s essential to give people fantastic email experiences wherever they go," said Microsoft vice president Rajesh Jha in a blog post.
"The Accompli team is passionate about this quest. Their app provides innovative ways to focus on what`s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files."
The price was not disclosed by Microsoft, but reported by the news website Re/code.
Accompli`s Javier Soltero said on his blog that the app "will become part of Microsoft`s ambitious effort to reimagine productivity for the mobile era."
He noted that "18 months ago we started building a team and a product around the idea that we could make mobile email better. Today that journey continues as part of a larger organization with the technology, talent, and market reach that will help us take the vision of Acompli to hundreds of millions of mobile users across the world."