Microsoft Hits ‘Publish’ Too Soon on Acompli Email App Buy Announcement

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In a mistakenly published blog post, Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha announced that the company was to acquire the Acompli mobile email application.

According to a report by TechCrunch on Wednesday, Microsoft published the post on Tuesday, quickly taking it offline. It came to the journalists’ attention after being included in an RSS feed. Microsoft has declined to comment.

Acompli is a free mobile email app for professionals, focused on helping people find the most important emails in their inbox, TechCrunch said. The application works on Android and Apple devices.

In June, Acompli raised $7.3 million. The company was founded last year and is headquartered in San Francisco. Acompli works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Hotmail and Live, as well as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.

In September, Acompli introduced Focused Inbox, which figures out which email is most important to its users, and divides it into either a “Focused” inbox or an “Other” inbox.

“Focused Inbox solves one of our users’ biggest hurdles to handling more email on mobile – finding the right emails in a noisy inbox,” Acompli wrote in a recent blog post announcing its Focused Inbox service. “By bringing Acompli to more people and making it more personal, we believe we’re making progress on our mission to help people get more done on mobile.”

If the acquisition goes through, which many expect it will, it could help Microsoft help both personal and business users make the most of their inbox, achieve “Inbox Zero” and improve the mobile email experience with Microsoft.

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