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Here's what Microsoft's Cortana was almost called before you changed everything

Here's what Microsoft's Cortana was almost called before you changed everything

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In hindsight, Microsoft naming its personal voice assistant after the famous AI character from the Halo game series seems like an obvious choice. The decision was not so easy partially due to an individual studio having initial objections and the usual corporate obstacles potentially thwarting its adoption. But if not Cortana what would Microsoft have called their feature smart engine...

This is how Cortana got started and why more countries will get Microsoft's assistant soon

This is how Cortana got started and why more countries will get Microsoft's assistant soon

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Cortana is certainly the most headline worthy new feature of Windows Phone 8.1, even though the OS update has much more than a personal assistant going for it. With comparisons to Siri and Google Now, the Halo-inspired voice helper garners some needed headlines for Microsoft as they continue their entrenched battle in mobile. Recently, Marcus Ash, who is the group program manager for...

Microsoft: Dead serious about giving Windows Phone customers best personal assistant on any smartphone

Microsoft: Dead serious about giving Windows Phone customers best personal assistant on any smartphone

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Yesterday the Windows Phone community went into a tizzy over the possibility of Cortana making her way to iOS or Android in the future. We then later saw a video with the full response to the question of whether or not Cortana should stay on Windows Phone. The comments come from Marcus Ash, who is the group program manager for Cortana on Windows Phone. Ash has now taken to Twitter...