Microsoft Releases "Project Emporia: Personal News Page" for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Research has upgraded their Project Emporia: The Personal News Page website to include a Windows Phone 7 App.

Microsoft’s Ralf Herbrich estimates that more than 250,000 English-language news articles are posted online every 24 hours, and that is a conservative figure.

“What Project Emporia provides,” Herbrich explains, “Is very fine-grained user control of news selection. It serves up news based on your specific preferences, rather than leaving it up to the editor of a news site. And it’s easy to state your preferences: You just vote on the stories.”

Available for the web and the Windows 7 Phone, Project Emporia groups news articles under eight broad categories. It all looks fairly standard until the user scans or reads the stories and gives each a vote of “show me more like this” or “show me less like this.” Almost immediately, Project Emporia begins to recommend stories based on how the user has been voting. Each of the user’s votes improves the relevance of Project Emporia’s choices, for that individual and for every other user.

Try Here –> Project Emporia

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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