Did Google acquire Sparrow to retire it just like Meebo?

Just the other day Sparrow a popular third-party mail client for Mac and iOS announced its acquisition by Google the internet giants.  A note on Sparrows homepage  read;

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



Just recently Google Inc acquired and retired Meebo after a month of its acquisition. Will Sparrow be facing same fate? We are yet to find out. The Sparrow team will be heading to Google to work with the Gmail team to help with its Gmail app for iOS.

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