Microsoft To Acquire Group Chat Platform
Microsoft late last week announced that it would buy
, a Chicago-based developer of a group chat platform. Parlano's product,
called MindAlign, delivers group chat technology that enables people to carry
on topic-specific, multiparty instant messaging discussions that continue over
Microsoft is expected to add the MindAlign group chat functionality as a new
feature of Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Office Communicator,
Microsoft's server and client software for presence, instant messaging, virtual
conferencing and VoIP. The companies expect the deal to close in October.
Microsoft has been buying a lot of companies lately. What do you think its
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Posted by Peter Varhol on 09/04/2007 at 1:23 PM