Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen
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January 29 '15 at 05:15 PM
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft plans to be
a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing for mobile startup Cyanogen Inc.
. Neither company is commenting on the plan but last week during a talk in San Francisco, Cyanogen's CEO said the company's goal was to "take Android away from Google." According to Bloomberg: "The talks illustrate how Microsoft is
trying to get its applications and services on rival operating systems
, which has been a tenet of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Microsoft has in the past complained that Google Inc., which manages Android, has blocked its programs from the operating system."
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I have mixed feelings about this. I really like Cyanogen, and I think they have the right idea. While it'd be nice if Cyanogen brought more Microsoft applications over to Android, I have a hard time getting excited about Microsoft's involvement in anything already great.
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