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Microsoft Buys Swing

November 8, 2017

Swing Technologies makers of the acclaimed 'living photo' app SWNG, will bring its talent and technology to Microsoft. Swing employees will join the Skype team at Microsoft. The Swing team will bring industry leading expertise in imaging technology and customer experiences to deliver on key innovations for Skype messaging and calling experiences.

Terms were not disclosed.

"This is a unique opportunity for the team to bring our ideas to a global audience," said Tommy Stadlen, Co-Founder of Swing Technologies. "It's an exciting time to join Microsoft, which is thriving under the leadership of Satya Nadella. We believe in the power of brands and technology, so the Skype mission and values resonate strongly with us."

"The Swing team's deep expertise in imaging technology will help us deliver great new features and capabilities for Skype," said Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Skype, Amritansh Raghav. "They have an impressive track record of delivering great user experiences and brand design around the technology they develop. I welcome the new team members and am excited about how Swing will deliver innovation to our customers."

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