Apparently Microsoft acquired Colloquis (aka. Conversagent):

This seems to be all about the Messenger bots. I've added quite a few to my messenger but only use one, once in a while:

Others that seem to be online currently are:

All the other I added are not awake. Some people seem to really dig this some think this is the 2006 version of a terminal application. Whatever you think of it, there seems to be some business in there! Eccky seems to sponsor an F1 team.

If you have a really cool one, please add it to my comments. Cheers!