Microsoft buys excellent predictive keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million

February 3, 2016

Via: TechSpot

If you’ve ever been frustrated with your smartphone’s shoddy keyboard, you’ve probably been recommended SwiftKey as a replacement due to its excellent prediction engine. According to a report from The Financial Times, Microsoft has recognized the quality of SwiftKey’s product, and has acquired the company for $250 million.

The buyout will net founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock upwards of $30 million each, which is a pretty decent sum for a product they created only eight years ago.

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