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Microsoft buys Wunderlist to–do app

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Microsoft buys Wunderlist to–do app

Microsoft has once again snapped up one of the world’s most sought–after apps, with the acquisition of 6wunderkinder. That's the company behind to–do list tool Wunderlist.

The move was confirmed overnight by Microsoft and via Wunderlist’s blog. In a post about the latter, the company’s founder Christian Reber explained that nothing would change with the app in the foreseeable future and that it would continue to work across all platforms.

A price has not been revealed, although reports in the US suggest Microsoft paid as much as $200 million (£130 million) for the German firm.

It comes after Microsoft picked up the excellent Sunrise Calendar app for iOS and bought email client Acompli, which it rebranded as its Outlook app for iOS and Android. The latter has won plaudits as the best tool for handling email on the iPhone.

The takeover of 6wunderkinder suggests Microsoft could bring its new acquisitions together in some way in order to create the ultimate productivity tool. When that might happen, however, remains unclear.

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