21 Jul '12, 5am

Google grabs startup devoted to Apple gadget email

Google grabs startup devoted to Apple gadget email

SAN FRANCISCO: A French startup behind email applications for Apple gadgets has been bought by Google as the Internet titan increasingly tailors hit software to run on its rival's hardware. Sparrow co-founder and chief executive Dominique Leca announced on Friday that the Paris-based startup's team will go to work on Gmail, Google's free Web-based email service. "We're joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision," Leca said. "While we'll be working on new things at Google, we will continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users." A Sparrow email application for iPhones became available for purchase in Apple's online App Store in March, and a version of the software for Macintosh computers has been available since early last year. "The Sparrow team has always put their users first by focusing on building a seamlessly simple and intuitive interf...

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