Another one of my favorite productivity apps acquired and shut down. This is one my biggest pet peeves about the tech industry. It doesn't matter how many people have rearranged their digital lives in order to use an application – another company can just buy it and shut it down whenever they want. Drives me crazy.
RIP Sunrise for Mac
What's your preferred email client? I'm on the lookout now…
RIP Delicious even though it was bought out by Pinboard and was already deep in its death throes.
Ah man, I miss Sunrise so much.
Gotta stop relying on startups.
Why the heck is this kind of stuff not illegal? Like "I'm gonna buy my competitor and shut them down" is the definition of anti-competitive practices.
ouch. that's not much notice.
I worked at Dropbox when we shut down Mailbox. We loved it internally - I just don't know if there is many ways you can monetize considering gMail / Outlook own the market.
This sounds more like Astro "failed" (couldn't raise more $$ due to poor growth) and Slack acqui-hired the team. I wouldn't hold your breath for a Slack email client.
This is exciting. I hope the slack team can make emails and slack work in concert.