Microsoft has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based company that has released business intelligence apps for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This deal could be important for Microsoft as it tries to expand its current "mobile first, cloud first" strategy to the business and enterprise world. The company stated:
In their own post on their acquisition, Datazen CEO Miljan Braticevic said:
There's no word yet on if Datazen plans to shut down its iOS or Android apps now that it has been acquired by Microsoft, but that seems unlikely since Microsoft has been quite busy launching apps like Office and Outlook, among others, for both platforms. Recently, Microsoft signed a deal with Samsung to have a number of Microsoft apps pre-loaded on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones.
Source: Microsoft, Datazen
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