back to article Talko the devil and he shall appear: Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie's startup

Lotus Notes daddy Ray Ozzie quit Microsoft five years ago – but Redmond just won’t let its former CTO go. The Windows giant announced on Monday that it has bought his startup Talko for an unspecified sum. "I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has acquired technology from Talko, maker of an innovative mobile app for …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    It's a generational thing

    Actually, at age 60 Ozzie won't know what apps the kewl kids want.

    Then again, maybe there's an opportunityfor an app that shows local stockists of Wurthers Originals?

  2. Mark 85

    MS buys another company....

    I guess they deemed this one to be a threat to Skype? Either they'll break tradition and actually integrate the tech or they'll just let it die. Given their history, we can pretty much tell where this one is headed.

  3. PhilipN Silver badge

    Cloud-based VOIP?

    Which can be annotated, stored, shared etc?

    No bloody way!

    Tell me when there is a 21st Century equivalent of tin cans and a long piece of string. I want to know whom I am talking to.

  4. AntoniusSpudulicus

    Who is

    Talko the devil?

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Who is

      He was Hellboy's cousin in an early draft of the first screenplay, but got written out.

  5. Ralph B
    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Lotus Notes

      That crown has been passed on

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