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Weekend Reading: July 12th Edition—Worldwide Partner Conference focuses on cloud solutions and Windows 8
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Houston for the Worldwide Partner Conference, then introduce the global CityNext initiative and the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 device. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference showcased cloud computing and big data and updates...
12 Jul 2013
Championing student innovators
The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism at Microsoft. Many people know Microsoft as a world-leading global corporation. But at its heart, Microsoft is a student startup founded by a couple of passionate young innovators with...
9 Jul 2013
Female Computer Scientist Students Hack to Combat Human Trafficking
The following is a post by Rane Johnson-Stempson , Education and Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Connections. According to the Department of Justice, 40 percent of all human trafficking incidents opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010...
21 Feb 2013
The Midweek Download: Dec. 5th Edition – Create Cool Apps with the New TouchDevelop Web App
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we have stories on the TouchDevelop Web App for developers, market expansion and new game ratings in the Windows Phone Store and more. TouchDevelop in your browser. Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you might be interested...
5 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 4th – Imagine Cup Grants Announced
At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that...
4 Dec 2012
The Midweek Download: Nov. 14 Edition – Social Media in the Enterprise & HTML5 on Windows Phone 8
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on how Office, SharePoint and Yammer will transform the way we work, Internet Explorer 10 bringing HTML5 to Windows Phone 8, and how this year’s Imagine Cup winner has won again. Putting social to work. This week in Las Vegas,...
14 Nov 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 31st Edition – Atari Classics Get Re-imagined for Touch Screen & Friends’ Facebook Photos Come to Bing
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on classic Atari video games being re-imagined on Internet Explorer, the new Friends Facebook photo feature on Bing, and, just in case you missed it, the first Windows Phone 8 device from Samsung. Touch Centipede, Asteroids bring nostalgia...
31 Aug 2012
Microsoft’s Setting a Blistering Pace this Summer
Like many people, I’ve been enjoying the Olympics so far. Great opening ceremony, great competition… And watching the swimming, football, gymnastics is all a blast. But I have to say that as a runner, I’m looking forward to track and field getting started. And as a runner, it was inspiring...
2 Aug 2012
The Midweek Download: July 11th Edition–Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel, plus Highlights from the Worldwide Partner Conference
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Microsoft acquiring Perceptive Pixel Inc., the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and Imagine Cup 2012. Microsoft to acquire Perceptive Pixel Inc. Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel announced on Monday that they have entered into...
11 Jul 2012
Weekend Reading: July 6th Edition–Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals Begin in Australia & Microsoft Names Zeus Botnet Defendants
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Imagine Cup 2012, Microsoft naming new defendants in the Zeus botnet case and an interview with Tony Bates, president of the Skype Division of Microsoft. World’s top tech students go for it all Down Under. More than 350 young technologists...
6 Jul 2012
Weekend Reading: May 25th Edition–Catching Up With Steve Ballmer in Asia, plus Office 365, Windows Phone, Skype and More
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s trip to Asia, a new agreement between Microsoft and the Vatican that will bring Office 365 to millions of students and the new Facebook app for Windows Phone now in Marketplace. Steve Ballmer highlights...
25 May 2012
Weekend Reading: April 27th Edition–The Skype for Windows Phone App is Here, Wordament Comes to Marketplace & Don’t Miss the Beauty of Bing Desktop
And now it’s time for a little Weekend Reading… In this edition, we’ve got stories on the new Skype for Windows Phone app, the winners of the U.S. Imagine Cup finals, Wordament coming to Marketplace, the new Bing Desktop and more. Ladies and gentlemen, it is HERE! Skype for Windows...
27 Apr 2012
Weekend Reading: Jan. 27th Edition–Bill Gates Says Youth Will Change the World & Other News from the World Economic Forum, plus the Kelihos Botnet, Hotmail, Windows Phone & Office 365
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a blog post from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on opportunity for youth and other news from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as well as stories on Data Privacy Day, the Kelihos botnet, Windows Phone and Office 365. Don’t miss any...
27 Jan 2012
Young People Will Change the World
Editor’s Note: At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bill Gates participated in a roundtable discussion on Opportunity for Youth. It’s a subject Bill is passionate about, because solving the world’s big problems will require energy and creativity of people of all ages...
27 Jan 2012
Microsoft Announces 15 Imagine Cup Grants Finalists and Judging Panel
At the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals this past July, Microsoft announced a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program to help Imagine Cup participants take their ideas and their innovative solutions to market as a next step to solving the world’s toughest problems. The winning teams will...
13 Dec 2011
Weekend Reading: Black Friday Edition–A Few Technology Gift Ideas from Microsoft, the VideoSurf Acquisition, plus Xbox LIVE, Windows Phone and Imagine Cup 2012
Welcome to the Black Friday edition of Weekend Reading! We’ve got stories on weekend deals on technology gifts, Microsoft’s acquisition of VideoSurf, the eagerly anticipated update to the Xbox LIVE dashboard and more. Read on! Black Friday weekend deals on technology gifts. Microsoft is...
25 Nov 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 2nd Edition–Introducing Two New Windows Phones, More Windows 8 News and a Microsoft Researcher Recognized by MIT
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we bring you news of two new Windows Phone models from HTC, a story on the new Metro user interface in Windows 8 and a slew of other news bits from around the company. HTC unveils their new global lineup of Windows Phones. HTC just unveiled two new Windows Phones...
2 Sep 2011
Weekend Reading: Aug. 5th Edition–Three Cool Windows Phone Stories, plus Xbox Live’s Unicorn Ninja, Hotmail and Microsoft Research
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got three cool Windows Phone stories, plus the dress of the future and a little something we like to call the Xbox Live Unicorn Ninja. Look who’s talking: speech in Mango. In this Wednesday post on the Windows Phone Blog , readers are introduced...
5 Aug 2011
Weekend Reading: July 15th Edition–Imagine Cup Winners Revealed, Xbox 360 Stays No. 1 plus WPC, SkyDrive, Bing and Windows Phone
This week, Microsoft announced the winners of the 2011 Imagine Cup and held the Worldwide Partner Conference, a four-day event in Los Angeles for the company’s more than 640,000 global partners. On Thursday, it was also announced that the Xbox 360 maintained its position as the number one console...
15 Jul 2011
Association for Computing Machinery CEO John White: Finding Tomorrow’s Tech Superstars at Imagine Cup
Just in case you missed it, the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals are now under way in New York City. Recently, the Official Microsoft Blog had the chance to catch up with Dr. John White, Executive Director and CEO of the New York City-based Association for Computing Machinery , the world’s...
11 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: July 8th Edition–More Windows Phone “Mango” news plus the Rustock botnet, Hotmail, Windows Live Essentials, Imagine Cup and the Worldwide Partners Conference
Today in Weekend Reading, we’ve got a bevy of great stories for you – everything from Windows Phone to progress on the Rustock spambot to an inspiring story about a visually impaired Microsoft employee who recently broke both the women’s and men’s world records for blind ironman...
8 Jul 2011
This Week’s Forecast – Lots of Stars in NYC and LA…
Fireworks are a form of global joy. Around the world, at times of great celebration, civilizations have found ways to launch stars into the sky, to create near the earth what we usually can only see from a distance at night. I’ve watched fireworks all over the United States (as recently as Monday...
7 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: June 24th Edition–Xbox Gets Major Kudos, plus SkyDrive, Windows Phone “Mango”, Kinect, Imagine Cup and STB Chief Satya Nadella
This week’s edition of Weekend Reading has news on Xbox 360, the re-launch of SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Kinect and other stories from around Microsoft. And away we go! In Xbox 360 news this week… Xbox 360 and Kinect made the headlines in a number of publications this week, including...
24 Jun 2011
Cast Your Vote with Eva Longoria
Microsoft kicked off the People’s Choice Award today for the Imagine Cup 2011, a global student technology competition to address humanitarian issues. Starting from a field of more than 350,000 students, more than 400 of the brightest young minds from 70 countries will travel to New York City...
20 Jun 2011
U.S. Imagine Cup 2011 Finalists Revealed
Four students from Arizona State University were named the Imagine Cup U.S. winners in the Software Design category on Monday and will go on to the Imagine Cup 2011 worldwide finals in New York City this coming summer, competing against student teams from more than 70 countries and regions around the...
12 Apr 2011
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