Microsoft boosts Windows 10 productivity tool with acquisition of German startup

 Redmond-based Microsoft Corporation are being reported to have completed the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a German startup which specializes in developing the popular Wunderlist to-do list app.

Stated to be in the range of $100 million and $200 million, the acquisition is the third in a year for Microsoft after its purchase of Acompli Inc. which makes mobile email applications and Sunrise Atelier Inc. which was the owner of Sunrise mobile calendar application.

These new conquests by Microsoft are in line with their intent to enhance their mobile apps line, especially on the productivity front. Reportedly, these apps will be optimized to work within Microsoft Windows 10 mobile OS to give customers unique experiences not offered by rival platforms like iOS and Android. This was evident when Microsoft converted the Acompli Inc email application to the new Outlook for mobile app.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 6Wunderkinder GmbH will continue to function in Berlin while reporting to Microsoft offices in the United States. Prior to the acquisition, its expenses were met by investments from Sequoia Capital, European VCs Atomico and Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH.

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