Sparrow, a small mail developer for iOS and Mac clients, announced that the company has been purchased by Google. The deal was made to acquire the talent rather than the service, although users will still be able to use Sparrow. The Apple iTunes store has changed the description of the app to include a statement that no further updates (aside from maintenance) will be offered for the mail service.
Sparrow’s statement said that they would be moving to Google’s Gmail team in order to “accomplish a bigger vision.” Although the technology they have created will not be used by Google, the Google team believed that the talent behind Sparrows advances will be helpful in pushing their own technology forward.
Facebook has also been making recent technology team acquisitions. Large corporations such as Google and Facebook may continue to look for talent in small companies and buy them out in order to gain innovative technology teams for various sectors.