Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2016 23:38 UTC

I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose highly rated, highly engaging software keyboard and SDK powers more than 300 million Android and iOS devices. In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey's technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to our commands, and directly supports our ambition to reinvent productivity by leveraging the intelligent cloud. SwiftKey estimates that its users have saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, across 100 languages, saving more than 100,000 years in combined typing time. Those are impressive results for an app that launched initially on Android in 2010 and arrived on iOS less than two years ago.

The 'saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes' thing sent shivers down my spine.

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Switch to the one evil..?
by pepa on Thu 4th Feb 2016 05:05 UTC
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No problems with prediction. I let it 'parse' my Facebook... No doubt all these are also saved. :-(

I'll probably switch to Google if the prediction is OK. Google already knows lots, I don't want to cut Microsoft in.

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