Google acquires Nextmail (iPhone search application)

Companies in Relationship

Google, Nextmail

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 2/10

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquires Nextmail (also referred to as reMail). Nextmail develops an email search application for the iPhone. The CEO of Nextmail Corp, who is a former Google intern, will rejoin Google as a product manager in the Gmail team. Nextmail started operating as a subsidiary of Google as of February 2010.

Strategic Implications

The deal provides Google with the opportunity to utilize Nextmail's technology in order to advance its web-based Gmail application or build Gmail applications for smartphones running Android.

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