Microsoft's Wand Labs acquisition underscores its continued mobile ambitions

Microsoft announced this week that it acquired Wand Labs, a startup that develops messaging apps as well as technology to enable those apps to act more intelligently. The companies didn't disclose terms of the deal.

The news comes just days after Microsoft announced it will spend $26.2 billion to acquire LinkedIn, which has made big strides in mobile over the last two years. The venerable software giant appears to have largely conceded the mobile OS market to Google's Android and Apple's iOS after failing to get any real traction with its own Windows Mobile offering. But this week's acquisitions are a clear indication the company is still targeting users on their mobile devices – regardless of which software platform those users are on. Article