Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.
Google has already made email more social by connecting Gmail to its other products through Google+ for a more integrated experience.
Sparrow’s email app for Mac computers and iPhones similarly combines the best of both worlds.
On Sparrow, inboxes look more like Twitter feeds through truncated messages; emails look more like text messages thanks to a “quick reply” button.
The app also connects to Facebook so that messages pop up with the sender’s picture, but it retains the feel of a private inbox.
Sparrow handles large files through Dropbox. (The lack of file-sharing capabilities on social networks is another reason that they haven’t made email obsolete.)
TheVerge reported that Google acquired the company for under $25 million. Although the team will be working on new projects for Google, Sparrow users will still have access to their accounts.
Source Social Times