Microsoft Acquires UK Firm SwiftKey For $250 Million

Microsoft Acquires UK Firm SwiftKey

Microsoft Acquires UK Firm SwiftKey For $250 Million.

SwiftKey has known for its artificial intelligence Keyboard, which installed on millions smartphone devices. 

SwiftKey Greenhouse is a place where "we can seed ideas and help them grow". Greenhouse project for building new things and letting users test them.

Microsoft said in its Blog
We love SwiftKey’s technology and we love the team that Jon and Ben have formed. That’s why today I’m excited to welcome the company’s employees to Microsoft. We believe that together we can achieve orders of magnitude greater scale than either of us could have achieved independently.

This acquisition is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to bringing its software and services to all platforms. We’ll continue to develop SwiftKey’s market-leading keyboard apps for Android and iOS as well as explore scenarios for the integration of the core technology across the breadth of our product and services portfolio. Moreover, SwiftKey’s predictive technology aligns with Microsoft’s investments and ambition to develop intelligent systems that can work more on the user’s behalf and under their control.

Swift said in the Blog,
We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. As of today, we have agreed to join the Microsoft family.

Eight years ago we started out as two friends with a shared belief that there had to be a better way of typing on smartphones. We’ve come a long way since then; today hundreds of millions of people around the world, and many of the leading mobile manufacturers, rely on our language prediction technology. Our users have saved an estimated 10 trillion keystrokes across 100 different languages, which adds up to over 100,000 years of reclaimed typing time.

This contract strengthens Microsoft's mobile strategy led by CEO Mr. Satya Nadela. 

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