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  • Microsoft Forges an Agreement to Buy Out Wunderlist Developer, 6Wunderkinder


    Microsoft seems to have made an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder, the German developers behind the to-do list app, Wunderlist, in a deal between $100 million and $200 million. The 6Wunderkinder staff is set to remain based in Berlin but swap over to working for Microsoft according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The same source speculates that Microsoft is looking to strengthen its mobile portfolio which currently includes things like the Sunrise Calendar and a slew of Office titles such as Outlook (which unsurprisingly is a rebranded version of Acompli, which is another Microsoft acquisition).

    For those of you who didn’t know, Wunderlist is a multi-platform app that seems to be available not just for the iOS platform but for Windows, OS X and the Web as well. This multi-platform availability seems to align with Microsoft’s new strategy under CEO Satya Nadella, who seems to have abandoned the idea of Windows exclusivity in an effort to get as many people as possible using the company’s products and services.

    With the other recent announcement of Windows 10 launching on July 29 across PCs, phones and tablets at the same time, the open platform for developers could be exactly what Microsoft needs. Developers will soon be able to port iOS and Android apps to the platform directly, which could lead to a much larger mobile Windows library at the same time.

    As of right now, both Microsoft and 6Wunderkinder refused to comment on the matter so we’ll have to wait for more concrete information.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Forges an Agreement to Buy Out Wunderlist Developer, 6Wunderkinder started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. StuG III's Avatar
      StuG III -
      Microsoft bought Sunset Calender not too long ago as well. Let's just say I won't update