Microsoft's buying Sunrise calendar for more than $100 million

Sunrise calendar is getting snapped up by Microsoft for "at least $100 million." The calendar app, which integrates sources diverse as Google Calendar and Trello project management and is available on Android, iOS, OS X, and the web, has carved out a niche for itself on the devices of many users.

According to TechCrunch, Microsoft's plans for Sunrise are varied:

We've heard Microsoft will keep its apps alive as stand-alone products, while using some of its technology for its own future products. That's similar to what it did with Acompli, which Microsoft acquired for $200 million.

Acompli recently relaunched as Outlook on iOS and Android, offering a fully-functional email client that stands toe-to-toe with Apple's and Google's. It might not even be a long time before we see what Microsoft has in store for Sunrise — they bought Acompli just back in December 2014.

Source: TechCrunch

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  • (The link is pointing to TechCrunch's article on the Accompli acqusistion)
  • Even Microsoft has gotten into the user data accumulation business. How very sad.
  • They have been for years. Nothing new about that point. Google has been the currently popular punching bag in the data collection space, but MS has always been right there too.
    But nobody is as bad as the big social network sites when it comes to data collection. Sent from the iMore App
  • They were in it from the very inception of the internet.
  • Sounds like they're snatching up startups with innovative apps and good talent to bolster their own offerings and help develop great user experience for their own products (like the Windows Mail and Calendar apps, for example). I think you people need to take a serious chill pill.
  • Sunrise is by far my favorite third party calendar app for IOS. Hopefully they do something really great with the app.
  • Nice! I love that MS is buying these great apps. Sent from the iMore App
  • After trying several calendar apps like Fantastical, Calendar app from Readdle and built in calendar app; I've finally settled on Sunrise. It's the best calendar app I've used and I sincerely Microsoft doesn't f*** it up Sent from the iMore App
  • I really hope they integrate it into the newly released Outlook app. Now that would be amazing!
  • One app to rule them all.... One app that combines mail, calendar, messaging, notes and search... combined with some Blackberry Hub taste and experience..would be perfect for me. For something like this i'm willing to pay 50$
  • Who-rise? I've heard of them. Am I the only one who does fine with the default calendar?
  • Outlook 2... just as dissimilar to desktop Outlook as Accompli (Outlook 1) Thankfully, there's Pocket Informant :-)