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  1. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Teaser website: #WHOISANNA
    Genius marketing... for some device.. I saw this teaser on Comedy Central Netherlands.

    When you type 'Who is anna' in Cortana it says 'You'!!! No matter what own name you have put!

    So I am wondering, does Microsoft FINALLY have some genius marketing for some new kind of device???? Related? Or is it related to Apple?
    Last edited by crise; 09-13-2014 at 08:18 PM.
    09-13-2014 07:09 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    Wow - just tried it. That's got the curiosity piqued...
    09-13-2014 07:30 PM
  3. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    It looks a bit like the Beats Music logo though. But why would Cortona say this?
    09-13-2014 07:57 PM
  4. sahib lopez's Avatar
    O.o that's trippy .... I also wonder why it would say " you "


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    09-13-2014 08:01 PM
  5. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    I guess tomorrow it is already revealed according to that website. Whatever company teased this should have waited longer for this to go viral. Would be a typical Microsoft fail to mess up a genius campaign. :)

    But I keep cracking my brain, what would Cortana mean with you are Anna? Would it mean it is a very personal device? Error in Cortana? Joke?
    09-13-2014 08:26 PM
  6. Cindy WP's Avatar
    I just tried asking Cortana as well. Curious about this...2 days until we get more info.
    09-13-2014 08:29 PM
  7. bozza72's Avatar
    ok now im curious too.
    09-13-2014 08:41 PM
  8. mark233's Avatar
    The digital assistants are breeding
    Jazmac likes this.
    09-13-2014 09:10 PM
  9. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    If you ask Cortana who is John or who is Andy etc it responds you as well. I doubt Anna is associated with Microsoft at all
    09-13-2014 09:28 PM
  10. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    If you ask Cortana who is John or who is Andy etc it responds you as well. I doubt Anna is associated with Microsoft at all
    So then it is just an error in cortana.

    Maybe google is renaming google now to Anna to join the female party.
    09-14-2014 03:55 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you play the vid on the website the OP linked, it's some sort of puck shaped device. Looks like a standalone, but I bet it has Android and/or iOS Apps... The color scheme and layout of the site reminds me of iOS for some reason.

    Maybe smartTV?
    09-14-2014 10:56 AM
  12. jnjroach's Avatar
    Here is the Whois Data -
    Domain Name: WHOISANNA.COM
    Registrar: CRONON AG
    Whois Server: whois.cronon.net
    Referral URL: Cronon AG | ERP und ISP fr Geschftskunden - Cronon AG
    Name Server: DOCKS13.RZONE.DE
    Name Server: SHADES16.RZONE.DE
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 19-aug-2014
    Creation Date: 26-nov-2013
    Expiration Date: 26-nov-2014

    Just as Cortana is re-branded in China, perhaps for German Speaking Subsidiaries.... they're getting Anna?
    09-14-2014 03:04 PM
  13. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    It could be a country specific name for Cortana in some European country. Or it could be nothing at all and Cortana only says "you" because she is funny?
    09-14-2014 03:45 PM
  14. thinkdan's Avatar
    Wow, that was disappointing.
    09-14-2014 06:41 PM
  15. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    lol you guys are silly

    all this hoopla for a dutch Nest ha!
    Last edited by Sam Sabri; 09-14-2014 at 06:48 PM. Reason: countries
    Spiff542 likes this.
    09-14-2014 06:48 PM
  16. KrielkipNL's Avatar
    I do not want to spoil the fun. But it is not from Microsoft, Google or Apple.
    It is a campagne started two weeks ago only in the Netherlands.
    it a new thermostat. Made by the "Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij" (Translated Dutch Energy Company). Focussed on the Dutch market

    So that it goes beyond the borders is just cool. Well there was a mistake.. They trademarked the name and it become public last monday..
    09-14-2014 06:53 PM
  17. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Besides it didn't even work on mine, when I said it lol.
    09-14-2014 08:32 PM
  18. ReddieTheModernFuturist's Avatar
    It would be very cool if Anna is related to the German version of the Cortana voice assistant and ends up using Anna from frozen's German voice! It would also be great being consistent with North American Cortana who is basically Cortana from halo and would continue the geekiness!

    But I doubt this'll happen, and, if it does happen, then color me surprised!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-15-2014 12:49 AM
  19. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    maybe its a flashback to symbian anna :P (just kidding)
    maybe anna is the name for cortana in another country
    09-15-2014 04:26 AM
  20. StephanW's Avatar
    The app won't work with Windows Phone. Another reason to ditch the Windows Phone device and get the hell back to Apple.
    09-15-2014 08:44 AM
  21. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    The app won't work with Windows Phone. Another reason to ditch the Windows Phone device and get the hell back to Apple.
    Please tell me you're being sarcastic... Abandoning WP because you can't get a new thermostat app? LMAO
    Jazmac, RumoredNow and StephanW like this.
    09-15-2014 09:15 AM
  22. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    OK... not sure are u trolling or what but on that website anna is some sort of home automation system
    09-15-2014 09:47 AM
  23. Pete's Avatar
    I do not want to spoil the fun. But it is not from Microsoft, Google or Apple.
    It is a campagne started two weeks ago only in the Netherlands.
    it a new thermostat. Made by the "Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij" (Translated Dutch Energy Company). Focussed on the Dutch market

    So that it goes beyond the borders is just cool. Well there was a mistake.. They trademarked the name and it become public last monday..
    Since this is no longer WP related, I'll lay this to rest here and save any further mis-placed pain.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-15-2014 10:13 AM

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