Redmond is making good on its promise to pursue a strategy of “conversation as a platform” with the acquisition of messaging app developer Wand Labs to enhance its chat and messaging platforms.
Some analysts are speculating that Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion might make Twitter a more likely takeover target, sparking interest in purchasing data-driven tech firms.
Xbox One is shrinking in size and growing in power. Microsoft unveiled a new, slimmer version of the video game console coming later this year and a more powerful one that's due in 2017.
Citing a "common mission to empower people and organizations," LinkedIn says it has agreed to be acquired by Microsoft. The all-cash deal, valued at $26.2B, is expected to close later this year.
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