Microsoft reportedly paying 0M for SwiftKey, the popular mobile app that makes it easy to type …

Microsoft is reportedly paying $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the London-based startup company whose keyboard applications make it simple to input text on Android and iOS devices. The Financial Times reports that the deal — which will bring SwiftKey founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock about $30 million each — is expected to be announced this week. A Microsoft spokeswoman tells GeekWire that “we have nothing to share.” SwiftKey launched an Android app in 2010 and arrived on the iPhone in 2014, and it is now offered on about 300 million mobile devices worldwide. The company has long competed against Swype, the Seattle-based predictive text-input keyboard that was acquired by Nuance in 2011. Both allow easy text input on small screens, providing an accurate way for users to type quickly…


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