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The best in devices and services, together as Xbox One
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Yesterday was a lot of fun. Watching the Xbox team put the new Xbox One through its paces, hearing the reaction in the room and on Twitter, seeing all the work that people put in come...
22 May 2013
Weekend Reading: May 17th Edition–The Nokia Lumia 925 is a thing of beauty
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Nokia Lumia 925, Telefónica choosing Office 365 and Yammer for its 130,000 employees, an update on "Windows Blue" (now known as Windows 8.1) and a cross-company partnership with Paramount Pictures around the highly anticipated...
17 May 2013
Weekend Reading: May 10th Edition–YouTube and Foursquare apps for Windows Phone get major updates
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the YouTube and Foursquare apps for Windows Phone getting major updates, the release of the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless customers, Microsoft naming corporate vice president Amy Hood the company’s chief financial officer and...
10 May 2013
Weekend Reading: May 3rd Edition–Outlook.com hits 400M active accounts, adds new features
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on new features in Outlook.com, the release of the “Star Trek Into Darkness” app for Windows Phone (among a bevy of new apps made available this week), Bing Rewards expanding to MSN and a hilarious new Windows Phone ad. Check ‘em...
3 May 2013
Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First...
26 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 19th Edition–Microsoft’s City of the Future
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got some great stories for you, including an in-depth and visually rich look at Microsoft’s 500-acre, 125-building campus and the small team of Microsoft facilities engineers that runs it. How a scrappy team of Microsoft engineers quietly built...
19 Apr 2013
Bing Apps for Windows 8 Get Refreshed
It’s spring time now – a time of rebirth and renewal and new beginnings. In that spirit, the Bing team today announced the rollout of several significant updates to six Bing Apps for Windows 8 – News, Finance, Sports, Weather, Maps and Travel. Below is a screenshot of the Travel...
15 Apr 2013
Pin to Pinterest Feature Comes to Bing
Today, the Bing team unveiled the “Pin to Pinterest” feature on Bing image search. Now, you can pin image results directly from Bing to your favorite Pinterest boards. Whether you’re gathering inspiration for a home decorating project, a Memorial Day BBQ or a summer vacation, it’s...
12 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition – Microsoft Announces Build 2013
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Build 2013, updates to the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows, a musical Skype masterpiece, the first WE Day in American history and more. Announcing Build 2013. Earlier this week, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice...
29 Mar 2013
Get a Richer Search Experience with Bing Snapshot
If you want a richer, deeper search experience that goes beyond a collection of blue links pointing to pages around the Web, you really should check out Bing Snapshot. <a title="Understand Your World with Bing" href="http://video.msn.com/?vid=0b9ba0e8-e4d8-4731-9ba1-3ca4e7f36a26&mkt=en-us&src...
21 Mar 2013
The Future of Search Goes Beyond the Search Box
The Verge’s Tom Warren published a story that does a great job of capturing our thinking on the future of search in general and Bing in particular. Warren’s piece is a strong reflection of the Online Services Division’s strategy to enrich and differentiate Microsoft devices and services...
14 Mar 2013
Microsoft Adds Some Zing to Latest Version of Bing Desktop
Boy, they never stop trying to improve over on the Bing team. Today, Microsoft released a new version of Bing Desktop , which includes some cool new features: · Keep Tabs on Your Facebook Friends: Now Bing Desktop lets you check your news feed and friends’ photos without launching...
11 Mar 2013
Daily Update, March 1st – Microsoft Unveils Reimagined Envisioning Center
Today, Microsoft lifted the veil on its reimagined Envisioning Center , the result of collaboration between the company’s Strategic Prototyping team and Office Labs. Visitors can work on interactive desks, talk with colleagues through digital walls, and cook in a Kinect-enabled kitchen. Microsoft...
1 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: March 1st Edition – Nokia Unveils Its New Lumia Phones & Catch the Sunday Premiere Broadcast for Gears of War: Judgment
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the great Windows 8 phones and apps announced this week during Mobile World Congress and some must-see Sunday entertainment – the Gears of War: Judgment premiere arrives. Windows Phone 8 at Mobile World Congress. Nokia had a busy...
1 Mar 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 28th – Surface Rollout Continues, Yammer Adds Translation Capabilities, Bing Maps Takes You to the Top of the World & More
Microsoft announced today that the rollout of Surface will continue beginning in late March, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United...
28 Feb 2013
More Than Words: Bing TEDActive Virtual Collage Tool Is A Natural Next Step In Communication
The following is a post from Matt Wallaert , a behavioral scientist at Bing. Earlier this week, members of the Bing team wrote about our TEDActive activation this year , which uses technology developed as part of Microsoft Research’s So.Cl project and created at FUSE Labs . We discussed the...
28 Feb 2013
Weekend Reading: Excel Goes Hollywood With the Oscars Predictor App & Windows Phone Indie Games Roundup
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on making winning Oscar predictions, Windows Phone apps for business and for fun, plus a preview of multiplayer mayhem in Gears of War: Judgment. And the winner is…you! Use the Oscars Ballot Predictor app. Don't have time to watch...
22 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 11th – Everything You Need to Know About Big Data
Big data is the term increasingly used to describe the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information, and it’s opening up a new world of insights about how...
11 Feb 2013
Introducing the Bing Pulse and the Bing Interactive State of The Union Experience
The following is a post from Mark Penn , Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. On February 12 th at 9pm ET, America will tune into one of the most anticipated events on the political calendar – the State of the Union address. However, “tuning in” to the State of the Union...
8 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 5th – Microsoft’s New 4Afrika Initiative, Ways to Stay Safer Online and How to Bing Your Way to the Ultimate GRAMMYs experience
Here’s your daily roundup of news from around the company: First, this morning Microsoft introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative , a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika...
5 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 4th – Let Bing Show You the Love This Valentine’s Day
Tired of being let down on Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. According to a recent survey from Bing and Impulse Research Corp ., one in 10 people have ended a relationship on arguably the most romantic day of the year. This year, Bing is challenging people to reconsider their search...
4 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 31st – Microsoft Introduces modern.IE Tools & Resources for Developers
We’ve got three big stories out of Microsoft today from the Internet Explorer team, Bing and Server and Tools. Check ‘em out: First, today we are introducing modern.IE , a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to ensure their sites work beautifully across...
31 Jan 2013
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw , Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. The digital world is binary. It’s a zero or a one, the switch is on or it’s off. There are times when I think the industry dialogue is deeply influenced by this binary...
30 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 25th – Bing Search Blog Kicks off “Bing Your Brain” Series
Today, the Bing team kicked off an interesting new series over on The Bing Search Blog called “Bing Your Brain.” “Bing Your Brain” will be written by Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist on the Bing team who works “at the intersection of psychology and technology.”...
25 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 23rd – Bing Sports App for Windows 8 Adds College Football & Basketball, MotoGP & More Soccer
Bringing you the best content from world of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, Formula 1 and more, The Sports app for Windows 8 is your personal sports companion. Today, we are pleased to add NCAA Men’s Basketball, NCAA Football, MotoGP and 17 global additional soccer leagues to the...
23 Jan 2013
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