Friday, June 11, 2010

Microsoft hopes Dallas project will become 'iTunes for data'

With its Dallas project, Microsoft seems to be exploring the idea of becoming a data broker. At the Tech Ed conference this week in New Orleans, the company discussed how its planned data broker service might operate.

"Dallas is a broker for discovering information," said Adam Wilson, a program manager working on Dallas. The data sets themselves, available by APIs (application programming interfaces), come from a variety of data sources.


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