Microsoft acquires LiveLoop

Collaborating with co-workers on an important PowerPoint presentation can be quite tedious. It usually requires numerous email exchanges with attached PowerPoint files and clunky revisions. Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LiveLoop is about to make the process a whole lot easier. LiveLoop has technology that can convert PowerPoint files into URLs that anyone can view from a computer or smartphone without the need to install software. So instead of having to send emails with a PowerPoint file attached, users can simply share the URL and start collaborating. Everyone’s view will be in sync with the presenter’s file and any member of the team can revise the presentation at any time. Microsoft did not reveal the financial details of the deal but confirmed that LiveLoop’s technology will improve on their existing Office applications in an effort to help build the company’s strategy and vision to reinvent productivity. Even before LiveLoop, Microsoft had already been on an acquisition spree, snapping mobile email app developer Acompli and mobile calendar app developer Sunrise.
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