Partners Cheer Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Software Keyboard Company SwiftKey

Microsoft Wednesday confirmed that it will acquire SwiftKey, a London-based company that makes smart prediction technology for easier mobile typing. Microsoft partners cheered the acquisition, saying it would help the Redmond, Wash.-based company integrate SwiftKey’s artificial intelligence capabilities into its product and services portfolio. “I would have to guess that Microsoft is acquiring the company for its talent and research, mostly around artificial neural networks,” said David Felton, founder of Norwalk, Conn.-based Microsoft partner Canaan Technology. “I think Microsoft has bet big on touch on the mobile front since Windows 8 came out, and it stands to reason that they’re looking for some traction there and improving customers’ touch experience.” [Related: Microsoft Changes Enterprise Volume Licensing Program; Analyst Says Some Customers Could See Price Hike] Microsoft did not disclose how much…


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