Friday, March 1

Talko, a mobile app for business team communications acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has acquired Former Microsoft chief architect Ray Ozzie project Talko. Talko allows you to create multiperson conversations that combine voice, text and photos all laid out over an evolving timeline.


Talko Features –

Amazing things can happen when we talk with each other. Thoughts are shared, ideas formed and problems solved. Talko is the best way to use your voice to get things done.

Talk: Voice is the fastest and clearest way for people to communicate. Talk when and how you want – live or not.

Share: Photos bring conversations to life. By tapping the camera to share as you talk, others will instantly see what you see.

Do: Use voice to get things done. Organize, find, replay and share key moments using tags and bookmarks.


About the Deal

I am 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. – said Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President, Skype

I welcome the new team members and am excited about how  Talko will fuel more innovation at Microsoft, whether it is enhancing the way family members stay in touch with Skype or building on the new Skype for Business services within Office 365. This is another example of our company ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes. We continue to invest in new technologies to empower people to more effectively communicate and collaborate across their personal and professional lives.

Talko team also appreciated the move in it’s blog,

As part of the Skype team, we’ll leverage Talko’s technology and the many things we’ve learned during its design and development. We’ll strive to deliver the best of our product’s innovations far more broadly than on our current path.