Does Microsoft 'get' social? Sure...it turns out we bake it in to our products and partner with the industry leaders.
We've all seen those funky little tags on posters, books, packaging etc but have you ever understood the difference between a Microsoft Tag, QR code and a plain old barcode? This report from PSFK helps with that but more importantly, shows us where the future is with tags.
While the rest of us were doing the CES thing in Vegas, our chief research and strategy officer, Craig Mundie, was talking to healthcare professionals in Cleveland about how the role of technology in their industry. He brought along some pretty impressive demos too...
Cars at CES was one of the biggest surprises for me and it's a trend I suspect we'll see a lot more of as the auto industry forges stronger connections with the tech industry. One announcement that passed me by in the flurry of CES was our own announcement of a collaboration between Bing and Toyota.
At CES last week, Steve Ballmer introduced Avatar Kinect - using his avatar. One reporter suggested it's the Star Trek Holodeck in beta....we'll find out soon as it comes to Xbox Live Gold members in the Spring!