In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo.
In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company’s plans, but originally the speculation was that Talko is building cloud-based backend services. We’re hearing now that a key component to the new service is actually a consumer-facing mobile communications app, however.
Ozzie has been famously secretive about his plans (the website is literally a blank page). He had spoken of his interest in cloud-based backends to CNET back in March 2012, which led to multiple reports that Talko, then Cocomo, was working to develop something in that niche. Granted, a cloud-based backend could very well be a component of what Ozzie and team are working on, but the focus is not necessarily on entering the MBaaS (mobile backend-as-a-service) space directly, it seems.
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