TheRegister: Microsoft hopes to patent 'automatic goodbye messages'
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Date: 26 Dec 2007 20:43
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Summary:
Microsoft is trying to patent automatic goodbye messages, including "Have a great afternoon!" and "Ciao, Harry!". Last week, the Redmond software giant tossed an application at the US Patent Office that demands the exclusive rights to a tool that lets you "automatically send a goodbye message when ending a conversation" over IM and VoIP services.
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