Microsoft announces the acquisition of popular task manager maker 6Wunderkinder based in Germany.
The United States tech company are raiding Germany these days. Last week Apple acquired German augmented reality company Metaio and now Microsoft snags up 6Wunderkinder. Microsoft's Eran Megiddo, General Manager, OneNote has announced the 6Wunderkiner acquisition on the Microsoft blog.
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"The addition of Wunderlist to the Microsoft product portfolio fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Building on momentum for Microsoft Office, OneNote and Skype for Business, as well as the recent Sunrise and Acompli acquisitions, it further demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to delivering market leading mobile apps across the platforms and devices our customers use – for mail, calendaring, messaging, notes and now tasks."
Microsoft gets access to more than 13 million customers that use Wunderlist. Microsoft says that Customers can expect the app to remain free in all of its existing markets. There will be no price changes for Wunderlist Pro or Wunderlist for Business customers and the service will continue to support a wide range of third-party apps and integrated services.
6Wunderkinder Founder and CEO Christian Reber said: "When we launched Wunderlist almost five years ago now, we set out on a mission to reinvent productivity software. Our goal was to build the most delightful, simple and elegant product to help people manage their daily personal and professional to-dos. Seeing Wunderlist grow to what it is today – 13+ million users, who have collectively created more than 1 billion to-dos – blows my mind.
Yet, it's only the beginning. Our aspirations are much bigger. Joining Microsoft gives us access to a massive wealth of expertise, technology and people that a small company like us could only dream of amassing on its own."
Microsoft and 6Wunderkinder did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition. The Wall Street Journal cites a person familiar with the matter saying that the deal is between $100 and $200 million.