Today Microsoft confirmed their acquisition of Sunrise, a mobile calendar and Balderton portfolio company. Sunrise will continue to operate and innovate in the space of time management as part of Microsoft, and the founders released the following blog about their decision to join the software giant: "To our friends and Sunrise users: Today, we're excited to announce that Sunrise is joining Microsoft.
For Sunrise, this is just the beginning. Sunrise started two years ago with a simple idea that by combining beautiful design and great engineering, we could reimagine your calendar. Sunrise will remain free and available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and Desktop – we're not going anywhere. At Microsoft, we will continue to do two things very well: - build an amazing team (we're hiring designers & engineers) - build the best product to help you manage your time Both Sunrise and Microsoft share this vision to make your life a little easier by focusing on time, design, and building experiences that delight you everyday.
We can't wait to show you what we've been working on lately 🙂 And, we would like to thank you – our users –, our investors and our team. – Pierre & Jeremy, founders" We're excited about their future and wish Pierre and Jeremy the greatest of success going forward.
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