Swype has reportedly been snapped up for a cool $100 million by voice-recognition specialist Nuance.
The Swype keyboard – which predicts word when you run your finger from key to key – is now a familiar sight on Android phones.
That popularity has made the Seattle-based company a target for takeover, and it is Nuance that snapped it up, with Uncrunched breaking the news.
There is a deeper link between the two – Swype founder Cliff Kuschler previously worked for Tegic - which created the widespread T9 predictive text which is now owned by Nuance.
Obviously t9's popularity has faded, but Swype is a much more modern system for speedy text entry, and Nuance is clearly keen to keep in the predictive game.