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Microsoft Job Posting Tongue Slip Sorta Confirms Courier Is Real

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Six months ago, we revealed Courier, and Microsoft has been atypically stoic regarding its existence. Until a post on its JobsBlog mentioned "the upcoming Courier digital journal." Oops.

Here's the full blurb:

Do you already know everything about Project Natal and the Cloud? Is Blaise Aguera y Arcas' jaw-dropping TED talk on augmented-reality Bing Maps and Photosynth last month's news? Then check out some of the online chatter surrounding new releases of Window Phone 7 series handsets, Internet Explorer 9 and the upcoming Courier digital journal.


The link on "Courier digital journal" went to Engadget's post with fresh details (from the same day iPad pre-orders were announced). Microsoft's already edited the post with swiftness, naturally, removing any mention of Courier.

As Peter Kafka notes, it's possible that Microsoft job recruiters who wrote the post truly have no idea what's up with Courier, and just thought it was a neat way to drum up buzz about why you'd wanna work at Microsoft. Or it's totally real and Microsoft just wanted to tease us all, knowing everybody would jump all over this. You know, whatever. [Microsoft JobsBlog via MediaMemo]