Microsoft acquires conference call sharing startup Talko

Microsoft acquires conference call sharing startup Talko
Microsoft has acquired Talko, the startup led by former Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie.

Talko lets users search phone conversations and add tags and bookmarks, a useful tech for companies that would like to allow workers to send pieces of conference calls to eachother or share notes from previous conversations. The tech also uses sound analysis to identify who is speaking on the conference call.

"[We are] pleased to announce today that Microsoft has acquired technology from Talko, maker of an innovative mobile app for on-the-go business communications. As part of the agreement, Talko employees will join the Skype team. Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and capabilities in both Skype and Skype for Business," added Skype in a press statement.

Ozzie will not rejoin Microsoft despite his long relationship with the tech giant. Ozzie was formerly CTO and also Chief Software Architect (taking over for Bill Gates). In 1995, he sold his Lotus Notes software to IBM for $3.5 billion and is generally considered one of the best programmers of his time.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Dec 2015 22:13
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