Cortana

Cortana

A Look at Cortana: Microsoft’s Upcoming Windows Phone Personal Assistant

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Microsoft has been in a state of “shut up and ship” with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant refuses to […]

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Microsoft’s Investment in Foursquare is for Personal Assistant App ‘Cortana’

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Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare Labs Inc., forging a partnership that will help Windows-powered phones offer restaurant and entertainment suggestions to consumers on the move. The investment, confirmed in an interview by Foursquare Chief Executive Officer Dennis Crowley, is part of a funding round from late last year that valued New York-based Foursquare at […]

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Report: Microsoft to Unveil Personal Assistant App ‘Cortana’ in April

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The geeks of mobile, and especially the Windows Phone fans, are eagerly awaiting Microsoft’s Cortana voice-controlled assistant. That’s not only because it will finally be an answer to Google Now and Apple’s Siri, so their friends with iPhones or Android handsets will have one less reason to brag, but also because Microsoft is big in […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 23, 2013

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Windows Phone 8.1, launching sometime early next year, will finally feature a notification center and a Siri-like personal assistant app, helping the OS catch up a bit to the rest of the market. The notification center is nice, but the big addition is Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant app. Microsoft has been testing Cortana for several […]

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Report: Windows Phone 8.1 Features Notification Center, Siri-Like Assistant

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Microsoft is preparing to ship its Windows Phone 8.1 update with two significant changes: a notification center and a Siri-like personal assistant. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently beta testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally, with plans to fully detail its features at the Build […]