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Android Keyboard App SwiftKey Raises $17.5 Million Series B

SwiftKey, the company behind a popular Android keyboard app of the same name, has raised $17.5 million in a Series B investment round led by Index Ventures. In addition to offering its app on Google Play and Amazon’s Android app store, SwiftKey licenses its keyboard technology to several OEMs, including Samsung. AllThingsD’s Bonnie Cha reviewed an older version of SwiftKey in July 2012.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus