Microsoft reportedly purchases Sunrise Calendar for over $100 million

Sunrise CalendarMicrosoft has reportedly purchased Sunrise Calendar for a sum of $100 million. This free cross platform calendar app supports Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud. You can download Sunrise on Android and iOS for your mobiles, and even on the desktop for Chrome and Mac OS X.

Microsoft will reportedly allow Sunrise to live as a stand-alone product while using some of the underlying technology to better its own products. Given that Sunrise doesn't offer any Windows apps, we may see this as an opportunity for Microsoft to bring these apps to its own platform. This is similar to what the company did with Acompli, a powerful email client which was relaunched as a new cross platform Outlook app.

It is currently not known if Microsoft plans to release a standable Outlook Calendar app in place of Sunrise or allow the Microsoft brand to be associated with popular apps on competitors stores. In any case you can still download Sunrise for the platform of your choice using the following links:

Android iOS
Download Download from Google Play Download from Apple App Store
Price Free Free
Requirements Android 4.0 or greater iOS 8.0 or greater

Download Sunrise for Mac OS X using the following link:

Download Download from Mac App Store
Price Free
Requirements OS X 10.9 or greater, 64-bit processor

You can also download Sunrise for Google Chrome

source - TechCrunch

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