Google acquires Sparrow (Apple based email client developer)

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  1. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Well, today Google acquired the well known mail client for Mac OS X(and more recently the iPhone) that goes by the name of Sparrow.
    Sparrow started out as a client JUST for Gmail, had support for all of Gmail's features. I've been using it since February.

    But today, the Sparrow team has announced that it's now part of Google. Normally I'd be excited about this, but I'm not. mainly because the client is basically dead now.

    They said they'll keep supporting what they've already created, but won't be adding any new features to the clients(The last part was in the email they sent all their users.)

    Source 1: http://www.sprw.me

    Source 2: http://us2.campaign-...5d&e=d3fd0d0a15

    (BBCode tags give me a hard time always for some reason.... Even though I'm doing them correctly.)
     
  2. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nothing is wrong with the current android gmail app. Simple is sometimes best. I don't want or need some fancy app for my email.
     
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  3. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    This has nothing to do with Android Gmail... Also. sparrow is all about simplicity.

    If I had to guess why Google wanted Sparrow it's because they want to improve their own Gmail apps on Mac OS X and iOS.
     
  4. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    My first thought was Google bought this chap

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Janthran

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    You need to make a convincing edit with the lower half of him being an apple, and you're set.
     
  6. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

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    they want to exploit the mac now and they are starting with their best service.. email.
    or they just wanna become better with the mac.
     
  7. GreatZimkogway

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    If it's got so many features now, why does it need more? So it becomes "abandonware", it's still perfectly usable, right? Hell, half the time, older versions of stuff is BETTER.
     
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    This deal, summarized in picture form.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Soon Google will own the entire internet.
     
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  10. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What does some random guy dresses as a pirate have to do with google buying an email client.
     
  11. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    ... You fail.
    You've never watched Pirates of the Caribbean have you?
     
  12. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nope. I have not watched the pirates. I have played kingdom hearts 2 however, so I do recognize the costume. But what does a pirate have to do with the topic?
     
  13. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    It's a pun and a joke. Because that pirate's name is Jack Sparrow. -_-'
     
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  14. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Okay...I remember is naming being Jack.