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Microsoft Buys SwiftKey, Maker of Popular iOS, Android Keyboards

  • Deal agreed for U.K. app maker for a reported $250 million
  • App is one of the most popular keyboards on mobile platforms

Microsoft Inc. has agreed to buy U.K. startup SwiftKey, the application company best known for its free software that replaces the default keyboard on phones and tablets manufactured by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc.

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