MSN NewsBot

Various authors, Microsoft, Jul 27, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Microsoft has launched a beta version of what it calls NewsBot - essentially a clone of Google News (and another recommender style news service, but I forget the name of it off the top of ny head). The The UK version has been around since last year some time. According to the site, "Newsbot (beta) responds to your reading preferences. Clicking on articles determines what we base your recommendations on." They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But I wish Microsoft would stop flattering everyone else and come up with something innovative. Shees, they have the staff for it...
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