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  • Sunrise Launches Meet, A Sleek Feature To Schedule Meetings From Your Phone

    Sunrise Launches Meet, A Sleek Feature To Schedule Meetings From Your Phone

    Chances are you often switch between your calendar and email apps on your phone in order to tell someone when you are available. Scheduling meetings has been a pain point for years, and popular calendar app Sunrise is tackling this issue with a new feature called Meet. This is the first major release following Sunrise’s acquisition by Microsoft. Read More

  • How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubble. Bill Gurley, the Uber investor and partner at Benchmark, argued at SXSW this week that there will be “dead unicorns” among some of these high-priced companies. Another angle… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms Sunrise Acquisition, Adds Depth To Its Mobile Productivity Offerings

    Microsoft Confirms Sunrise Acquisition, Adds Depth To Its Mobile Productivity Offerings

    Microsoft is buying the mobile productivity┬áreputation it seemed disinclined to build for itself for so many years, and the latest addition to the roster is Sunrise, the calendar app that managed to raise $8.2 million in venture funding and achieved rave reviews on the many platforms where it appeared, including the iPhone, iPad, Android hardware, the Mac and the web. TechCrunch first… Read More

  • Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million

    Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million

    Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own. The latest acquisition is calendar app maker Sunrise, which we’ve heard Microsoft shelled out at least $100 million for. Read More

  • Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Sunrise has been one of my favorite mobile apps for years now. But the brand new 3.0 update for iOS, combined with iOS 8, makes it one of the best examples of a good iOS 8 widget for the Today view. In one swipe, I can now view my upcoming events and all-day events. As a reminder, Sunrise works with iCloud calendars, Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange. There are also a few other… Read More

  • Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board. The company had previously raised $2.2 million. Sunrise is also launching a platform preview for third-party developers, so that other companies can build apps for the calendar… Read More

  • Sunrise Lets You Connect Other Apps To Your Calendar

    Sunrise Lets You Connect Other Apps To Your Calendar

    Calendar platform Sunrise just introduced third-party apps for your calendar. Starting with Evernote, GitHub, Songkick, TripIt and Asana, you can now connect your accounts to Sunrise to see your relevant data directly in your calendar, and interact with it. “Now that we are available on three different platforms — iOS, Android and the web — our goal is to automatically… Read More

  • Sunrise Comes To Android And The Web

    Sunrise Comes To Android And The Web

    Calendar app Sunrise just launched on Android phones and desktop (thanks to a new web app). It’s a major release for the company as the app was only available on the iPhone and iPad until today. On Android, it looks a lot like the existing iPhone app. On the web, it’s like Google Calendar, but much better. “By launching on the web and Android, we become the first… Read More

  • UpTo Launches A Calendar App For The FOMO Generation

    UpTo Launches A Calendar App For The FOMO Generation

    App developer UpTo is launching a free calendar app on iOS to give users a way to see what’s going on around their lives, not just in them. The calendar is a small pivot for UpTo, which initially began as an app to integrate social events into existing calendar applications. Read More