Google buys iPhone app

in iPhone edited January 2014
PC World is reporting that Google has purchased the iPhone app - reMail and has removed it from the App Store. I wonder they are going to buy other popular apps and remove them also?


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    quick code an app that mirrors what Google does and then make them pay BIG money.
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    can i get a link to this article
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    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member

    Originally Posted by iAudiogates View Post

    can i get a link to this article

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    Thanks a lot. So I guess the cued just keeps getting bigger and bigger
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    I wish I had gotten remail while it was still in the Apple store. Many times, I find myself trying to search through a lot of emails and I don't always have a strong connection.
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    Originally Posted by iAudiogates View Post

    can i get a link to this article

    Here's the link to the pcworld article
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    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    It seems pretty evil.


    reMail Acquired by Google

    Posted by Gabor on February 17th 2010 21:37

    I'm thrilled to announce that Google has acquired reMail! I will be joining Google in Mountain View as a Product Manager on the Gmail team.

    Gmail is where my obsession with email started as an engineering intern back in 2004, and I'm thrilled to be coming back to a place with so many familiar faces. reMail's goal was reimagine mobile email, and I'm proud we have built a product that so many users find useful. Still, I feel like we've only seen the beginning of what's possible. Google is the best place in the world to improve the status quo on how people communicate and share information. If you have what it takes to make these changes happen, I encourage you to reach out and come join me.

    You might be wondering what will happen with reMail's product. Google and reMail have decided to discontinue reMail's iPhone application, and we have removed it from the App Store. reMail is an application on your phone. If you already have reMail, it will continue to work. We'll even provide support for you until the end of March, and we've enabled all paid reMail features for you: You can activate these by clicking "Restore Purchases" inside the app. reMail downloads email directly from your email provider to your phone, and your personal information, passwords, and email are never sent to or stored on our servers.

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the people that helped make reMail a success. Fabian Siegel, Einar Vollset, Sridhar Srinivasan, Paul Bohm, Marissa Coughlin, Erol Koc, Matt Ronge, and Stefano Barbato have all contributed to building a great product. Our investors saw the potential in improving mobile email and took a bet on reMail in the darkest days of the recession. I couldn't be more grateful to YCombinator: Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Kate Courteau, and Trevor Blackwell all have provided invaluable guidance. Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh endured my slide deck on our multi-step plan for global email domination, and pointed out that instead I should build something small, simple, and useful. It worked.


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