Microsoft buys Talko, plans to add into Skype

The Verge reports the latest Microsoft acquisition:

Microsoft has been acquiring a number of different mobile apps over the past couple of years, but today’s purchase is particularly interesting. Microsoft is buying Talko, a messaging app that started off life with Ray Ozzie, former Microsoft chief architect. Ozzie created Lotus Notes before joining Microsoft, and was instrumental in focusing Microsoft on the cloud thanks in part to his famous The Internet Services Disruptionmemo. Ozzie won’t be returning to Microsoft as part of the acquisition, but the software giant appears to be acquiring the rest of the team and Talko’s technology as part of the deal.

According to the report, Ozzie won’t be (re)joining Microsoft with the rest of the Talko team.

Talko is like a souped-up conferencing app adapted for mobile, capable of adding rich media to the live conference. Microsoft intends to add these features into Skype.


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