Microsoft acquires Wand Labs: The Microsoft has recently acquired a California based app maker, Wand Labs for the innovation in the Bing intelligence and conversation as a platform. The Wand Labs is founded by an Indian it believes that this acquisition will strengthen them up and will improve their position even higher. It has been founded in the year 2013 by an IIT Delhi alumnus, Vishal Sharma that develops the messaging technology for the apps. Vishal Sharma is the vice – president of products at the Google Company. By this acquisition the Microsoft wants to rise up the power of the Bing, Microsoft Azura, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows platform.
The corporate vice – president, David Ku of Information Platform Group at Microsoft has said that “This acquisition accelerates our vision and strategy for ‘Conversation as a Platform’ which Satya Nadella introduced at our Build 2016 conference.
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Wand Labs’ technology and talent would strengthen Microsoft’s 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”.Earlier to 2016 the Microsoft has acquired 6 start ups and it also includes the LinkedIn that is acquired at $26.2 billion and the SwiftKey has been acquired at price of $250 million.
The acquisition of the Wand Labs has been officially confirmed by the founder, Vishal Sharma on the web site and he said that “Our goal was to leverage mobile scale, natural language capabilities and third-party services to enable users to easily access and share any authorized service or device. The work we’ve been doing with predictive assistance and delegated authority is at the leading edge of a broader technology shift that is redefining the information industry”.