November, 2012

  • Move Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Microsoft Celebrates “Giving Tuesday"

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about buying. “Giving Tuesday” is all about giving. Based on the idea that there is one day for giving thanks and two for getting deals, New York’s 92 nd Street Y partnered with the United Nations...
  • A Phone Built Around You

    An interesting phenomenon became apparent to Microsoft engineers and designers several years ago: consumers spent too much time learning their phones, when phones really ought to be learning consumers. Instead of building smartphones around icons, they...
  • Boston Welcomes Windows 8 to Microsoft Family

    Last Friday, more than 1,500 Bostonians flocked to Kendall Square to celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and to check out the latest devices, including the Surface. Microsoft employees were on hand distributing Windows swag and showing off the Surface’s...
  • 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

    Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess...
  • Create apps for good: Microsoft launches contest to create apps that impact the world

    Do you have an idea that will help children learn how to read? Are you passionate about keeping our environment clean? Well now you have the opportunity to create an app that can help the world -- and win up to $15,000 in the process. To celebrate...