Microsoft is acquiring Danger to strengthen its mobile applications business.
Danger has 10 years experience in delivering applications in the consumer space. Microsoft's Windows-based mobile business was given a further boost this week, when Sony Ericsson launched its first smartphone equipped with the Windows Mobile OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Robbie Bach, president of the entertainment and devices division at Microsoft, said, "The addition of Danger serves as a perfect complement to our existing software and services, and also strengthens our dedication to improving mobile experiences centred around individuals and what they like."
Danger provides services to mobile operators that allow customers to keep in touch, stay organised and keep informed while on the go through real-time mobile messaging, social networking services and other applications.
The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.