Microsoft is digging deeper into messaging technology with its latest acquisition of a Sillicon Valley based start-up company Wand Labs.
Today's news comes just days after Microsoft announced it had acquired professional social networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.
The acquisition of the startup that develops messaging apps is part of Microsoft's bigger picture of developing "conversational intelligence" according to corporate vice president of Microsoft's Information Platform Group, David Ku.
Wands Labs is also relatively young in that it was set up in 2013 by Vishal Sharma, who in turn has come to be known for his extensive expertise in the fields of search and knowledge. The company's messaging interface seeks to let you do fancy stuff like sharing songs to giving a friend the ability to control your smart devices. "Making experiences for customers more seamless by harnessing human language is a powerful vision and one that motivates me and my team", he said in a statement.
Microsoft representatives say that the acquisition will bring valuable contributions to Bing intelligence and help the company join the "Conversation as a Platform" era. It also features the Google assistant.
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