Essential Products Picks Up Email Company
Essential Products has acquired CloudMagic, the company behind the Newton email service. Essential told TechCrunch that it is "always on the lookout for companies with great technology and talent to help accelerate our product roadmap." The deal has sparked curiosity, as CloudMagic shut Newton down in September, stranding about 40,000 subscribers who'd paid for the service. Essential's future is unclear. The company's only phone, the Essential Phone, did not resonate with consumers. Essential dropped about one-third of its hardware staff in October. It has not announced any new products for some time.
Aug 16, 2017
Essential Products today began emailing customers who preordered the PH-1 smartphone with news of the device's imminent arrival. "Great news, your phone has been built!
Dec 11, 2017
Apple today announced that it has acquired Shazam, the song-identifying service, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first revealed last week in a report from TechCrunch.
Sep 5, 2018
The Essential Phone is among the first to receive the September security patch. "We just released a software update that includes September Google Security Patches along with various audio and accessibility fixes," said the company on its Twitter account.
Jun 6, 2018
ZTE has agreed to preliminary terms with the Commerce Department that will eventually allow it to get back to business. The company has effectively shut down in the wake of a Commerce Department ban that prevents the company from using U.S.