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SwiftKey gets stickers

Back in 2016, Microsoft bought the popular SwiftKey keyboard for Android and iOS for $250 million. It’s still one of the most popular third-party keyboard on both platforms and today, the compa

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time

SwiftKey officially unwraps its emoji prediction app 🎁😆💃🔛

Keyboard app maker Swiftkey, which was acquired by Microsoft for $250 million in February, has officially launched its first product since that acquisition -- and it's an emoji-predicting keyboard app

Swiftkey’s newest keyword app, Swiftmoji, suggests emoji as you type

SwiftKey, the smart keyboard app maker acquired by Microsoft for $250 million earlier this year, is now testing its next product, a predictive keyboard app called Swiftmoji. As you may have guessed

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard app lands on iOS

Microsoft has released a next-word predicting keyboard as an iOS app as it seeks to tap into the popularity of the latter's mobile ecosystem in the hopes of expanding its influence in the mobile produ

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch yo

SwiftKey’s Timely Exit

Another European startup exits to an American tech giant. Predictive keyboard app maker SwiftKey, based in London, confirmed today it has sold to Microsoft. Sources put a price-tag of $250 million on

Index Ventures Has A New, $550 Million Fund, And A New Partner

When yesterday, the keyboard developer Swiftkey was reported to be acquired by Microsoft for $250 million — about 10 times what it raised from investors — it seemed just another success

Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)

Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey — a startup based out of London that makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices and is already installed and used on some 300 million

Microsoft Is Acquiring London’s AI-Driven SwiftKey For $250M

Microsoft is understood to be acquiring London-based SwiftKey, the startup which employed artificial intelligence to create a ground-breaking predictive smartphone keyboard, according to sources. The

Swiftkey Releases Predictive Keyboard Built On A Neural Network

Building what amounts to a neural network inside a platform has long been one of the goals of computing and many a startup, but in the main they remain the preserve of university computing labs. They

SwiftKey Quantifies Emoji Use

Which emojis do New Yorkers use more than other U.S. states? How diverse is California's emoji usage? Do Alaskans dream of emoji fish?

SwiftKey Launches Its Keyboard Theme Store On iOS

Predictive keyboard maker SwiftKey is today flicking the monetization switch for its iOS app, with the launch of a keyboard theme store which it debuted on its Android app last year.

SwiftKey Debuts “Clarity,” An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect

SwiftKey, the makers of one of the more popular third-party keyboard applications for Android, and more recently, iOS, is out today with a new product - an "experimental" mobile keyboard app it's call

SwiftKey Eyes The Far East With Beta Launch Of Chinese On Android

Predictive keyboard maker SwiftKey, which is backed by investors including Index and Accel, has finally launched a Chinese beta of its software on the Android platform. This follows the launch of Sw

Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8 Keyboard Permissions (But Were Afraid To Ask)

By far the most exciting thing about iOS 8 -- imho -- is the side-door it opens into Apple's walled garden to allow keyboard app makers to come on in for the first time. But what permissions are you g

Keyboard Apps Dominate The App Store’s Top Charts After iOS 8 Release

As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today, many consumers will be getting their hands on Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 8, for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the

Nine Alternative Keyboards For iOS 8

Apple's new mobile world order, iOS 8, ushers in support for third party system wide keyboards for the very first time. We've rounded up a selection of alternative keyboard contenders -- some with sto

SwiftKey Shows Off Its iOS 8 Keyboard For The First Time

SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard startup that was embedded on more than 100 million Android devices last year, and more than 200 million cumulatively, has demoed its software working on iOS 8 for the

SwiftKey’s Predictive Keyboard App Switches From Paid To Freemium

SwiftKey, the startup that makes the popular eponymous Android word-predicting keyboard software — which last year pulled in $17.5 million in funding from Index, Accel and Octopus —
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