Microsoft acquires artificial intelligence startup Genee to compete with Google and Apple

Microsoft has acquired artificial intelligence startup Genee for an undisclosed amount. According to analysts, Microsoft is planning to embed artificial intelligence (AI) to its upcoming products to compete with the likes of Google Now and Apple. Even though the financial details were not disclosed, the founder of the smart scheduling app Genee Charles Lee will join Microsoft. Founded in 2014, the start-up will shut down its service on September 1. Commenting on the merger, Rajesh Jha, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Outlook and Office 365 revealed that the company will make use of Genee’s capabilities in the development of Office 365 productivity solutions. Jha added that he is confident that the Genee team will assist the product team to integrate compelling intelligence solutions to meet the digital experience. Microsoft is…


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