Microsoft Buys The Company Behind Wunderlist
Microsoft has apparently bought 6Wunderkinder GmbH, the company behind the successful to-do app Wunderlist. According to a report, Redmond has bought the company and reportedly, the deal is signed somewhere between $100 and $200 million.
The purchase was confirmed by the CEO and founder of Wunderlist, Christian Reber, in a blog. The whole team including the CEO will not leave Berlin and plans on introducing an array of new features. Their aim is to expand their services and user base.
Over the next few months as Wunderlist becomes a part of the Microsoft family, we’ll introduce a host of new features, continue growing the ecosystem of partner integrations and progress in delivering Wunderlist to billions of people.
Wunderlist collaborated with the calendar app ‘Sunrise’ two weeks back which was purchased by Microsoft earlier. With these apps tying in on each other, we are sure to see syncs amongst them.
In ‘effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,’ back in December Redmond acquired Acompli, an email app. Microsoft turned the acquired app into the latest version of Outlook available on both iOS and android.
The app is available for downloading on Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS and web. Recently, the app was updated. The whole interface was redesigned in March, and it also inserted features like Quick Add and Folders.
Microsoft confirmed the news to Engadget. The company stated that they won’t be changing the pricing plan or redesigning the app. They plan on applying ‘Wunderlist’s innovations’ to their app and services. Microsoft is all set to release Windows 10, the tentative release date it July 29.
Source: The Wall Street Journal