Another bit of news has dribbled out about legendary programmer Ray Ozzie's new gig.
And the company appears to have a new name: Talko. It was previously known only as Cocomo.
Ozzie is being superstealthy about this venture. He leaked a teeny bit about it nearly a year ago to Scott Kirsner at Boston.com and a few tech publications.
From that, we learned that the company would be doing something involving mobile and the cloud.
Former Microsoft executives Matt Pope and Ransom Richardson are also cofounders. Both of them worked with Ozzie at Groove Networks, the company Microsoft bought in 2007 largely to bring Ozzie into the Redmond fold. (Ozzie was known, prior to that, as the inventor of Notes, an early collaboration-software tool bought by Lotus, which was then acquired by IBM.)
At Microsoft, Ozzie succeeded Bill Gates in the role of chief software architect for a while, but left in 2010. Scuttlebutt says he didn't see eye-to-eye with Steve Sinofsky. Sinofsky recently left Microsoft, with his clashes with other executives cited as one cause.
Since 2010, Ozzie has kept a fairly low profile, perhaps because he was bound by a noncompete clause which expired in 2011, Kirsner reported. He did invest in at least one other startup, Spindle, a social news app based in Boston.
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