Getting in on the Conversation: Messaging Technology

Microsoft gets in on the conversation.

Times of India reports that technology giant Microsoft has acquired a messaging-app founded by an Indian as the US-based software firm aims to strengthen its position in the emerging era of combining the power of human language with advanced machine intelligence. Microsoft acquired California-based Wand Labs, a startup which builds messaging technology for apps, founded in 2013 by IIT-Delhi alumnus Vishal Sharma who was previously the vice president, products at Google. The terms of the acquisition were not made public.

"This acquisition accelerates our vision and strategy for 'Conversation as a Platform' which (India-born CEO of Microsoft) Satya Nadella introduced at our Build 2016 conference," Corporate vice president, Information Platform Group at Microsoft David Ku said in a statement yesterday.

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