Information Technology

Another AI Acquisition

The AI acquisitions continue as Microsoft announces that they have purchased Genee, a startup that works as a scheduling assistance.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Microsoft plans to shutter Genee on September 1, 2016 and fold the team into Office 365.


Genee, launched by Ben Cheung and Charles Lee in 2014, integrates into cloud calendar services and allows users to automate the process of scheduling meetings, acting like your personal assistant to check schedules and select best times.

As a company that uses O365, it is nice to see the additional investment in this offering.