Microsoft purchases popular keyboard maker SwiftKey for 0 million

Today GOOG: 764.65 12.65 Microsoft purchases popular keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million Abner Li – 1 hour ago @technacity Tech Industry Comments (0) The Financial Times is reporting that Microsoft has purchased popular third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million. While SwiftKey is most known for their predictive keyboard, the acquisition is more of an artificial intelligence play for Microsoft. While this deal could be seen as just the latest in a line of Microsoft purchases of popular apps, it is not. A source told the FT that, “There’s a war for talent in artificial intelligence…” A majority of the company’s 150 employees around the world are expected to join Microsoft Research. In 2014, Google purchased another UK based startup working on AI for £400m. Over 300 million people use the Android and iOS app, but SwiftKey has…


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