Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT) Stock News: Microsoft Acquires Email Startup

News about Microsoft’s plans to acquire an email startup had been making rounds for some time now. Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT) has finally confirmed that they would be acquiring an Email Startup named Acompli. According to Microsoft, they are making plans to purchase the company in which they see a lot of value.

Acompli is an email service which is available on Android and iOS. With Microsoft focusing more on cross platform technologies and cloud based applications, this move comes in as no surprise. Such acquisition would help Microsoft support all kinds of Email services and add new ones too.

Acompli would continue to support its currently used products. The CEO of Acompli, Javier Soltero, said that new updates and features can be expected from this merge in every two-three weeks. Outlook president, Rajesh Jha, was also very positive about the news and said that he is excited about the various possibilities which could emerge from such a partnership.

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There was no official word on how much the purchase cost Microsoft. However, news from the market claimed that Microsoft paid over $200 million for Acompli. Acompli has some major features like one click Calender integration, easy access to recent mails and Exchange support. Acompli is known for its professional way of app designing.

This acquisition certainly looks like a positive one for Microsoft. With Acompli previously working on the desktop version of Outlook, Acompli would also find integration to be a comparatively easier task. Microsoft may well be looking to integrate Acompli with Office 365. However, no official word was out on the same from either parties.

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The acquisition of Acompli further integrates Satya Nadella’s view of Microsoft as a cloud first, mobile first company. Acompli should help add new features to Office 365. The news should be well received on the stock market too. Microsoft has been performing really well in the past few weeks and something similat is expected in the future.

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