Microsoft Acquires Colloquis

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Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report, Redmond, Wash., acquired Colloquis, a privately held maker of customer service software.

Colloquis technology allows users to ask routine questions using everyday language and get a response from an automated service. Financial terms of the purchase weren't disclosed.

Initially, Microsoft will offer a managed service called Windows Live service agents based on the existing Colloquis automated service agent offering. Xbox, Microsoft's video game business, will be the first group within the company to use Windows Live service agents.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is known for software applications like the Windows operating system.