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Microsoft to acquire email app Acompli?

Acompli is referred to as the "Outlook for iPhone that Microsoft hasn't yet built".

(Photo: Reuters) (Photo: Reuters)

A post published on Microsoft's official blog by Corporate Vice-president Rajesh Jha may have inadvertently revealed that the company is acquiring email startup Acompli.

The Verge in its report said the post, titled "blank post please delete", gave no hint of the acquisition but the text in its web address read: "microsoft-acquires-acompli".

The blog post has now been taken down but not before its screenshot had been captured by some.

The web link, which looked like an early draft of an announcement erroneously published on the website, indicated that a deal between the two companies is complete or in its final stages.

The Verge said if it turns out to be true, Microsoft would be acquiring a powerhouse email app that is referred to as the "Outlook for iPhone that Microsoft hasn't yet built."

Acompli also introduced its app and a new "focused inbox feature" to Android last year, shortly after raising $7.3 million in investment.