TC Roundup: Microsoft acquires Acompli mobile email and scheduling apps

TC Roundup: Microsoft acquires Acompli mobile email and scheduling apps

Microsoft acquires Acompli mobile email and scheduling apps: Microsoft MSFT said Monday it is buying Acompli, which makes mobile-email applications — days after accidentally publishing a blank blog post that suggested a deal had happened.

Terms of the deal, which was announced today in a for-real blog post, weren't disclosed, but people familiar with the transaction said the purchase price was more than $200 million. Recode earlier reported the acquisition amount. (The Wall Street Journal)

Dropbox for Business launches API as it passes 100K customers: Dropbox this week is launching the Dropbox for Business API, offering its business storage and security features to enterprise developers. The company also announced that Dropbox for Business now has 100,000 customers.

Dropbox for Business launched in April 2013, meaning it has hit the new customer milestone in less than two years. While 300,000 apps already integrate with Dropbox, an enterprise API extends the Dropbox Platform to the corporate world. (Venture Beat)

Here's what we know about North Korea's cyberwar army: It is still not definitively known if the hacking attack that brought the computer network belonging to Sony Pictures to its knees was carried out on behalf of North Korea or not.

U.S. government agencies, however, are considering the possibility. Today, NBC News, citing classified briefings, reported that North Korea is now considered a possible suspect by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Separately Reuters reported that the FBI issued a confidential five-page "flash briefing" to US businesses warning of malware attacks that can destroy data on computer hard drives. (Recode)

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