British photo organization software maker iView Multimedia said late Monday it had been acquired by Microsoft. Details were not disclosed, however the company said the acquisition would help to enhance the product, as well as its customer service. iView was originally created for the Macintosh platform and then was ported to Windows.
"In my view, this Microsoft acquisition affords us an unprecedented opportunity to be even more responsive to a thriving market and ensure that iView MediaPro continues to perform to its full potential," company founder Yan Calotychos said in an open letter to customers. Calotychos emphasized that even as Microsoft takes over the product, support for Mac OS X would remain. He also said that the company would provide more details in future announcements.
Microsoft buys Photo Organizer Tool