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Microsoft envisions a future where apps are 'Bingified'

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    Microsoft envisions a future where apps are 'Bingified'


    It's not just science fiction. Microsoft is working to make calendar, e-mail and other 'super' apps smarter by embedding entity information directly into them.

    Microsoft execs made it official earlier this year: Bing is more than a Web search engine. It's also a dev platform.

    Fulling grasping what this means and understanding how Bing will influence the future of products at Microsoft isn't all that intuitive. I think this is one reason why some outsiders think it would be prudent and easy for Microsoft to simply sell off its search business as a way to boost the Microsoft stock price.

    Last week, I had an "aha!" moment about how the Redmondians are thinking about the future influence of Bing thanks to Distinguished Technical Engineer James Whittaker, who spoke at the Business Insider Ignition conference in New York City.

    Whittaker -- a Softie who joined Google, returned to Redmond and lived to tell about it -- is one of a handful of developers working on a new evangelism team at the company. Prior to joining the new deep-tech evangelism team, Whittaker's most recent gig at Microsoft was development manager for the Microsoft knowledge platform as part of the Bing team
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    Read more at: Microsoft envisions a not-so-distant future where apps are 'Bingified' | ZDNet

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    This sounds a DISMAL future

    Oh Well back to the Abacus then -- nobody - not even the Chinese - have worked out a way of sending SPAM or unwanted ads to these devices. !!!

    https://www.google.is/search?q=abacu...w=1163&bih=515

    Cheers
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    It is interesting that they are running their "google is stealing your data" campaign while they are simultaneously doing their best to out-steal them. "Kettle, meet pot".
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    Not on my computer....
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    Downfall of MS? I think not it seems that this is the way that they all are going. Even your Smart TV now targets ads specifically to the way you watch TV. So what is new about this?
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    I'm not impressed, it was bad enough that they entwined Bing search into the desktop search, but this is going too far in my books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    It is interesting that they are running their "google is stealing your data" campaign while they are simultaneously doing their best to out-steal them. "Kettle, meet pot".
    Except that , if you read the article, it says it would be optional to use the function, unlike gmail where your email is scanned by Google so they can place ads in the gmail interface and you have absolutely no choice in the matter. Further, providing search contectual information is a far cry from throwing an add in you face based on your private email -- which is scroogling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    It is interesting that they are running their "google is stealing your data" campaign while they are simultaneously doing their best to out-steal them. "Kettle, meet pot".
    Except that , if you read the article, it says it would be optional to use the function, unlike gmail where your email is scanned by Google so they can place ads in the gmail interface and you have absolutely no choice in the matter. Further, providing search contectual information is a far cry from throwing an add in you face based on your private email -- which is scroogling.
    Hi there.

    How many of these initially OPTIONAL features suddenly become incorporated into the main products later.

    Even 4 years ago who had ever heard of all the nasty sales gimmicks, sneakerware, invasionware, insidious toolbars, forced video watching etc before allowing downloads or further web access to a site etc etc.

    However finally it's good to see that "The Natives are getting Restless" and people are not afraid to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH any more.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    This sounds a DISMAL future
    Yogi was more right than he guessed, I guess.
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    Won't affect me as I have searched the store and have not found any apps that I must have.
    My computer does not run ANY of Microsoft's apps
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