Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced the formation of a new business unit focused on “innovating new technologies to help our customers connect with and connect with people and places in the world.”
Ballmer said the new business will focus on “building a stronger Microsoft experience” and “driving new experiences.”
He added that Microsoft is “building on our existing strengths to create new technologies that empower the world’s most important companies.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a slew of acquisitions in recent months, including the $1.5 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the $4 billion acquisition of Skype, the acquisition of Yahoo and the $2.8 billion purchase by Google.
Microsoft’s new business focus is to build “a stronger Microsoft Experience,” but the announcement did not provide a specific timeline for when the new product would be available to customers.
Ballmer also said Microsoft will focus its efforts on new “innovation in business.”
“We’re excited to announce a new strategic business unit that will deliver new experiences for our customers,” Ballmer wrote in the blog post.
“The goal is to deliver a more effective and efficient way to connect with customers in the future, so we’re also building a new portfolio of products and services that are designed to help people connect with others around the world and connect to their communities.”