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Google acquires popular third-party iPhone and Mac email client Sparrow

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:30PM EST

The CEO of the Sparrow, maker of the popular third-party email client by the same name, announced on Friday that Google (GOOG) has acquired the company. “We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience,” Dom Leca wrote on the company’s blog. “Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.” Sparrow promised that while the team will be working on new things at Google, the company will “continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users.” Sparrow’s email client is available for the iPhone as well as Mac computers.


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