Here’s why Microsoft bought SwiftKey for 0 million

Last Modified: Thu, Feb 04 2016. 02 32 PM ISTThis acquisition is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to bringing its software and services to all platform, said Harry Shum New Delhi: On Tuesday, London-based predictive technology company SwiftKey said it has joined the Microsoft family. The deal, first reported by the Financial Times, is believed to be around $250 million. SwiftKey, for most smartphone users, comes through as just another third-party keyboard app, an upgrade on the default keyboard that most platforms offer—easier to swipe and therefore, easier to type. But beyond the app and its user interface, what the company offers, and something that makes it attractive for the likes of Microsoft, is the very technology that powers the app—artificial intelligence or AI. In SwiftKey’s case, its predictive…


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