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  • Blog Post: Making It Easy for Educators to Go Cutting-Edge

    Tweet There has been lots of discussion over the past couple of years about the future of higher education. First, many universities embraced the idea of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to broaden their teaching to a global scale. Then, after observing that MOOCs haven’t fared...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Big-Data Dreams Down to Earth

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You’ve probably heard a bit about big data in recent months. Chatter abounds about the enticing possibilities such prodigious data collections offer. But what, really, is in store for owners and users of big data sets? Curtis Wong knows. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Redmond: Year in Review

    Posted by Peter Lee, managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond The last in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Peter Lee of Microsoft Research Redmond . Given that this was my first full calendar year at the Redmond lab of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Inside Power Map’s Latest Update

    Tweet Posted by Curtis Wong, principal researcher It’s been an amazing journey for the past 30 months, developing the ideas and prototypes that made the case to start up Project “GeoFlow,” now called Power Map , with the help of the Startup Business Group (SBG...
  • Blog Post: Rashid to Talk Technology at Computer History Museum

    Posted by Rob Knies On Oct. 16 in Mountain View, Calif., the Computer History Museum will host a conversation between Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer and worldwide head of Microsoft Research, and John Markoff of The New York Times " href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank"...
  • Blog Post: And the Oscar Goes to …

    Posted by Rob Knies Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Given the overwhelming...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Translations to Tweets

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies There’s some cool news over at the Microsoft Translator/Bing Translator team blog: The announcement of new translation features, powered by Microsoft Translator , that now appear in the Twitter app for Windows Phone . The new functionality, announced...
  • Blog Post: Research Bolsters Windows Phone Translation

    Posted by Rob Knies Eager for foreign travel but worried about foreign languages? Fear no more, thanks to the Translator App for Windows Phone , updated April 16 and featuring several contributions from Microsoft Research. The app, powered by the same state-of-the-art technology used in Bing...
  • Blog Post: New Ways to Visualize Your Data

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies If you are feeling hungry, you go to the kitchen. If you’d like to take a swim, you head to a swimming pool. If you want to catch a movie, you’re bound for a theater. And, Danyel Fisher says, if you’re interested in data, you open Excel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Redmond: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Eric Horvitz and Yi-Min Wang, managing co-directors of Microsoft Research Redmond As we look back on the year at Microsoft Research Redmond , a flood of creative efforts and achievements come to mind. These include mission-focused pursuits aimed at solving urgent challenges, the pursuit...
  • Blog Post: ATL Cairo: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Hussein Salama, director of Advanced Technology Labs Cairo In 2012, we reaped the fruits of our long-term investments and bets that we made close to four years ago. In the midst of the Egyptian-revolution aftershocks, our lab managed to keep its focus and to end the year with many wonderful...
  • Blog Post: Translations Made Easy on Windows

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Let’s say you’re traveling abroad this summer, planning a trip to Germany perhaps. You’ve got a lot on your itinerary: visits to Munich and Berlin, a cruise down the Rhine, a few tastings of Mosel grapes. It’s all extremely exciting...