Earlier this week we heard that Microsoft was buying LinkedIn and now the company has announced another acquisition, they are buying a company called Wand Labs.
Microsoft has not revealed how much they are paying for Wand Labs, the technology will be used to accelerate innovation with Microsoft’s Bing.
I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. This acquisition accelerates our vision and strategy for Conversation as a Platform, which Satya Nadella introduced at our Build 2016 conference in March.
Wand Labs’ technology and talent will strengthen our position in the emerging era of conversational intelligence, where we bring together the power of human language with advanced machine intelligence — connecting people to knowledge, information, services and other people in more relevant and natural ways. It builds on and extends the power of the Bing, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Windows platforms to empower developers everywhere.
You can find out more details about the deal between Microsoft and Wand over at Microsoft’s website at the link below.