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Cortana

You might have heard the news about Cortana, Microsoft’s entry in the personal assistant space. I am very excited to see Cortana out there, even in her current “beta” state. “The most personal smartphone assistant” (Windows Phone 8.1 features) I have been involved, as the Architect of the Bing cloud …

Please raise your voice against fascism

Mpampis, my great childhood friend, recently posted on his Facebook timeline a variant of Martin Niemöller’s “First they came” poem. It’s been a while since I first read and loved that poem. To me, the poem is a great reminder of the need for all of us to remain informed, …

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Honesty in user interface design

I liked the “Dark Patterns: inside interfaces designed to trick you” article by Harry Brignull. Honesty in how we interact with our …

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Glastonbury 2013

Another year, another great Glastonbury. It’s already been a month since our trip to the UK for the annual Glastonbury festival, so …

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Convergence of User Experiences

Disclaimer: These thoughts do NOT represent strategy or plans by my team or company. They are just that… thoughts. The way we …

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Let’s teach kids how to code

What a great initiative from the leaders of our field: “code.org is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.” Programming …

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Facebook’s Search Graph

I’ve been working on Graph Store-related technologies for 5-6years now. I got fascinated by the idea of representing the world’s information as …

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cvoya – the company

History If you follow my tweets, you might have noticed that I make a reference from time-to-time to an illusive “side project” …

wocket is now available

My side toy project was accepted by the Windows Store team and is now available for download for Windows 8. If you …