Microsoft added an iPhone music app to the list of futuristic companies it has bought

Microsoft has bought Groove, a music app for iPhone that uses machine learning to generate playlists, according to VentureBeat. “Microsoft acquired Zikera’s Groove music app. We have nothing more to share,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. The company did not say how much it paid for Groove. Groove, which shares a name with Microsoft’s own in-house music service, launched in 2009 and had around 1.5 million users, according to VentureBeat. The team said, in a blog post, that “millions” of people use the service. “Our journey started back in the days of the iPod,” wrote the Groove team in a post on Medium announcing the acquisition. “[W]e envisioned a music player so intelligent that learns our tastes and habits in order to play the right music at the right time.”…


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