Microsoft is buying another app, Wunderlist, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Prior to this, the software company bought some of the best third-party apps on iOS and Android such as Acompli and Sunrise. Acompli is targeted at email, and Sunrise is for calendars, while Wunderlist will give Microsoft a well-regarded to-do app.
Nothing confirmed as of now
According to the report, the company is all set to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, the Germany-based startup developer of Wunderlist, for somewhere between $100 million and $200 million. However, citing a source familiar with the deal, the report also said the deal is still not locked.
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6Wunderkinder entered into a deal with Sunrise on May 20, suggesting that users will be able to see their to-do lists in the Sunrise app and also make a list of to-do items from their Sunrise calendar app. The 6Wunderkinder team will continue to work from their Berlin Office and start reporting to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., says the report.
Users across every platform have given positive feedback to Wunderlist. Also the company launched redesigned apps with smarter task management in March. With the purchase of Wunderlist, Microsoft will move ahead in realizing its goal of having a bigger mobile presence and covering all bases around productivity software. However, it would be inappropriate to assume anything, with both Microsoft and Wunderlist keeping quiet about any such development. While Acompli became a Microsoft app immediately after the takeover, Sunrise is working more as an independent app and has retained its original branding.
Microsoft reveals pricing for Windows 10
In other Microsoft news, the software giant confirmed the release date and the price of Windows 10 on Monday. Those already using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will get an upgrade for free, saving almost $200. The retail price of Windows 10 will be the same as that of Windows 8.1, which is $119, and Windows 10 Professional will sell for $199. Windows 10 Pro Pack will sell at $99.
Just a few days ago, Newegg revealed the retail price of Windows 10, which, however, now stands as incorrect. Newegg stated that the Windows 10 Home edition will cost $109 and the Professional version will be priced at $149. Further, it reported that the software would be launched on August 31, but according to Microsoft, users will be able to buy or download Windows 10 July 29.