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Here is our new list of remarkable M&As. As usual it is drawn up in a date order.

Today, iPhone keyboard apps have become an important fighting ground. Whether you’re scrolling through Facebook or looking at your friends’ beautifully framed pictures on Instagram, the moment you hit the commentbutton, you’re not just calling upon a keyboard to type with, but an ecosystem in itself.

The app you browse through may change, but the keyboard stays right with you. No wonder then that the world's biggest technology companies want a share of the pie that was once the bastion of smaller developers such as SwiftKey (now owned by Microsoft), Swype, and many others. Microsoft launched Word Flow back in April, and it was followed by Google's own keyboard app - Gboard – in May.