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 Bonnie KearneyDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications - Accessibility & Aging
Los Angeles seniors are achieving and maintaining a more active lifestyle, improving their general health, and more safely managing their health data, thanks to a public-private partnership that includes Microsoft, the City of Los Angeles, the Partners in Care Foundation, and St. Barnabas Senior Services. This program, called the “Exergamers Wellness Club,” combines evidence-based health education, exercise, and overall health monitoring. Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 serves as the exercise platform, while Microsoft HealthVault helps seniors store and monitor their health information in a trusted place online.
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