Why did Microsoft buy SwiftKey? Was it for the keyboard, or is there a deeper “learning”?

February 03, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Richi Jennings

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey: It’s now official. The UK-based company, best known for its predictive keyboard app, will slot under Redmond’s research unit, reporting to Harry Shum.

At $250 million, it’s a decent enough exit for TouchType Ltd.’s VCs and co-founders (pictured). But why does Microsoft need another keyboard app? (Hint: It doesn’t.)

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Source:: Computer World


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