Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg and his employees have been watching too much of James Bond movies, I mean, why else would they codename their rumored personal assistant after the popular James Bond secretary, Miss Money Penny.
Anyways, It appears that Facebook is tired of allowing Siri and Cortana take all the shine as they are set to create their own Personal assistant. According to the Information, Facebook is gearing up to launch a new digital assistant codenamed Moneypenny.
The rumor has it that Moneypenny will be integrated with Facebook Messenger and will link users with real people to help them research and buy products (more like task rabbit and the likes). What this means is that unlike Siri and Cortana that uses the web to search for information, Moneypenny would be able to provide help when buying a product or researching on a service using just a text message via Facebook’s Messenger.
They want your Facebook messenger to not only serve as a means of communicating with friends but also serve as your shopping tool. If this rumor actually comes to pass, it would be a whole new service from Facebook.
In my opinion, I actually love the “dominate the world” spirit in Mark Zuckerberg, from ensuring that Facebook integrates itself with the internet to getting the mot used chat app in the world and now this, Facebook is apparently and obviously not looking to die anytime soon!
Moneypenny, we await you!
By the way, what do you think of the name MoneyPenny?