On December 21, Microsoft announced it acquired Talko a company who builds software and services for communications and social productivity, focused on new usage scenarios enabled by cloud-connected mobile devices. Talko is headed by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former chief software architect who served the company until 2010. He was also the founder of productivity software company Groove Networks, which Microsoft likewise acquired in 2005 for $120 million. Talko was acquired to help fuel future innovation in Skype and Skype for Business. As part of the Skype team, we’ll leverage Talko’s technology and the many things we’ve learned during its design and development.
Talko is a mobile messaging app that allows customers, primarily enterprises, to communicate and collaborate by voice, while also offering options to record the entire conversation and share it with other contacts at a later time.
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You can find more information about Microsoft’s acquisition of Talko on their website.