Is Microsoft about to acquire a mobile email startup?
A deleted draft post on the Official Microsoft Blog, accidentally distributed via an RSS feed, has a url that concludes with the string, “/microsoft-acquires-acompli/” — an apparent reference to the mobile email startup Acompli.
Neither company is commenting on the apparent slip-up, so the status of any negotiations or deal between the companies isn’t clear, but Microsoft’s interest in Acompli would make sense given the app’s Exchange integration along with its focus on enterprise adoption and quick productivity tools for mobile workers.
Based in San Francisco, Acompli is venture-backed, having raised $7.3 million in Series A funding from Redpoint Ventures and others, as noted by TechCrunch.
The app’s focus on productivity across work and personal lives, as shown in the video above, meshes with Microsoft’s direction under CEO Satya Nadella. The app is available for Android and iOS, so about the only thing missing is Windows.