Microsoft buys SwiftKey, the UK-based artificial intelligence firm in a deal worth £175 million ($250 million) according to The Financial Times.

Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that the company is buying SwiftKey, the London-based iPhone and Android keyboard, and will absorb its 150 person team into the company.

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Windows Phone looked to be a contender in the arena, taking on Android and iOS when it bounced on to the scene five years ago. Things have changed for the big M, and not for the better.

Microsoft brought in its range of Windows Phone 7 handsets as a true alternative to Apple and Android and I have a few friends that bought in to it and really enjoyed their handsets and how they seamlessly integrated with their PCs. But, alas, it is time for Microsoft to admit that this was an experiment that failed.

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A Microsoft Surface Phone has been nothing but a rumour for many years now, but there is now more recent evidence that such a smartphone could be on its way.

It is easy to get over-excited as this latest news has hit so close to Mobile World Congress but, thanks to keen-eyed Redditor nok4us, it seems that Microsoft has quietly snapped up surfacephone.com

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