News has been circulating for some time now that Microsoft was interested in acquiring the popular to-do list Wunderlist, and today Microsoft and 6Wunderkinder have made it official. In a post on the Official Microsoft blog, General Manager for OneNote Eran Megiddo said he was “thrilled” to announce the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder. Neither Microsoft or 6Wunderkinder commented on the terms of the deal, but a Wall Street Journal report from yesterday pegged the acquisition at between $100 and 200 million. This makes another offshore acquisition for the Redmond company, which is sitting on almost $100 billion in offshore money that it currently must spend outside the US or face massive US taxes.
No word just yet on how Wunderlist will be incorporated into Microsoft products, although OneNote seems to be a natural fit. As noted in the OneNote blog post on the deal, Wunderlist recently announced integration with another new Microsoft acquisition, Sunrise, and promised to “share additional integration updates in the coming months”.Further reading: Acquisitions, Microsoft, Wunderlist