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We had some important visitors this week – Timothy Geithner, the U.S. Treasury Secretary; Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com; and Warren Buffet, an investor and philanthropist you may have heard of…. They were all her for Microsoft’s 14th annual CEO Summit, which brought together about 125 leaders from around the world to talk about business, technology and the economy.
We’re used to seeing important leaders from business, industry and government on campus. But a little less used to hosting royalty. So it was a great privilege to welcome her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Microsoft. In addition to attending the CEO Summit, she was honored as the recipient of the 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. The award, given by The Tech Museum based in San Jose, was based on her work using social media to promote education, human rights and women's issues.
Those issues are important to us as well, and ones we work to pursue through a variety of avenues, from our Imagine Cup technology competition to our citizenship efforts.
In other news we announced this week:
As usual, plenty of outside news outlets were covering us as well. Some highlights:
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Posted by Mark MurrayGENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS