Google buys Sparrow for improvements to Gmail

Google announced on Friday that it had acquired Sparrow, the popular email application for iOS and OS X for an undisclosed amount.

According to CNN Money, a Google spokeswoman said that the search giant will keep Sparrow up and running, and thought it will continue to support the application, it doesn’t plan to offer any significant updates in the future.

The Sparrow deal is Google’s fifth this year and will add engineering talent that’s sure to be useful to Google, Information Week reported.Sparrow’s co-founder and CTO Hoa Dinh Viet used to work for Apple, on iCal and iSync, and for Amazon, on its Kindle e-reader.

The five employees at Google will work on new projects for Gmail — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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