back to article VMware wants IM clients to hookup with calendars and databases

Not content with building a chatbot that lets servers tell you what ails them over instant messaging applications, VMware is also seeking a patent to let messaging tools rummage around in your calendar and suck down data from Google. The newly-published patent application, numbered 20140195621 and titled “Intelligent Chat System …

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I almost switched off at "monitored content", but...

server: Disk error!

server: Disk error!

server: Disk error!

admin: It's a mirrored disk and I'm working on it

server: retrieving info on: Mirrors

server: Home furnishings, furniture sales.....................................

server: Disk error!

admin: stop spamming me with error messages and irrelevant content

server: retrieving info on: Spam

server: Spam recipes, spam catchers........................................

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That sounds like a nice system and maybe one that will give VMware a licensing revenue stream.

No it won't. This is stuff that is nowhere near new - and frankly exhibiting me-too levels of prior art.

Time to dump stock.

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Boooring... I remember having read about these ideas at least 10 years ago, if not longer than that. No patent for you VMware!

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did someone say Patent approved?

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