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1. (WO2015127151) CREATING CONNECTIONS AND SHARED SPACES

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/127151    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/016724
Publication Date: Fri Aug 28 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 21 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: H04N 21/4788
G06Q 50/00
H04W 4/02
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: ICKMAN, Steven
LIDEN, Lars
LIU, Hai
PORTNOY, William
SHAYANDEH, Shahin
VON ITTER, Janice
Title: CREATING CONNECTIONS AND SHARED SPACES
Abstract:
Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media are provided for connecting devices. Shared spaces may be created among one or more users and/or devices. Based on various factors including locations, histories among users, time of day, etc., spaces may be created among users such that content may be shared within the shared space. The spaces may be created using multiple technologies such that one user may connect to the space via a first identifier format while a second user may connect to the space via a second identifier format. Once created, content may be shared with one or more users of the space. Depending on privacy and/or security settings of the space, any user may invite other users to join the space. The content may be available to any participant once the space has terminated.