Microsoft buys SwiftKey

Microsoft has completed their acquisition of SwiftKey for a cool $250 million. SwiftKey is one of the most popular predictive keyboard software for touchscreen devices and it probably isn't too surprising that someone like Microsoft would be interested in them. So far there isn't much information on what will become of SwiftKey as Microsoft already has their similar product called Word Flow. WinBeta has the full story.

We’re looking forward to hearing more about how Microsoft intends to utilize the predictive technology that Swiftkey is known for. The Redmond company has its own similar technology in its Word Flow keyboard, which is making its way to iOS, and so in all likelihood Microsoft has more in mind than just making a better keyboard. Time will tell, of course, and we’ll be here to keep you up to date.