Posted by Bart Eppenauer & Jason AlbertChief Patent Counsel & Associate General Counsel for IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
Today is World IP Day, a day to celebrate how intellectual property fosters and encourages innovation and creativity. In honor of this day and the 2012 theme of recognizing “Visionary Inventors,” we would like to thank all the contributors to the company’s world-class Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio.
Posted by Lori HarnickGeneral Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs
Corporate Responsibility Magazine has announced that Microsoft was named among the Top 3 Best Corporate Citizens for 2012. CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is known as one of the world’s top corporate responsibility rankings. Now in its thirteenth year, the list ranks companies based on publicly available information in seven categories: environmental impact, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance and governance.
It is a considerable honor to have been ranked so highly on this prestigious list alongside other companies that have devoted so much and made such sizable contributions to our society.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Microsoft Media and Entertainment Group Corporate Vice President Blair Westlake testified before the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday regarding the future of video. The hearing was titled “The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?”
Posted by Tim RainsDirector, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
Today, we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape. This volume of the SIR includes:
· Latest industry vulnerability disclosure trends and analysis
· Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability exploit activity
· Latest trends and analysis on global malware and potentially unwanted software
· Latest analysis of threat trends in more than 100 countries and regions around the world
· Latest data and insights on how attackers use spam and other e-mail threats
· Latest global and regional data on malicious websites including phishing sites, malware hosting sites and drive-by download sites
Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin receiving H-1B petitions filed by employers across America looking to secure the talents of some of the world’s brightest minds.
Companies like Microsoft—who employ significant numbers of American workers and generate high-paying jobs both directly and indirectly—need to be able to meet their personnel needs with top talent to continue innovating and competing at the highest levels.