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Microsoft scientist predicts Oscar winners using big data
Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Now, as the next effort in his quest...
25 Feb 2013
12 supermodels loving Microsoft stuff at New York Fashion Week
People in the know know that when Fashion Week models are off-duty, they spend their downtime in the Models Lounge. Yes, there’s a secret models’ lounge, underneath a well-known restaurant in lower Manhattan. You have to be on the list, of course: It’s only for female models from top...
15 Feb 2013
Hearst Fashion Hack brings the geek to New York Fashion Week
When you think of New York Fashion Week, you probably think of beautiful models, high-end fashion shows, and late-night parties. And you’d be right. But this past weekend, the Hearst Corporation — publisher of Cosmopolitan , Elle , Harper’s Bazaar , Esquire , and many other popular...
13 Feb 2013
Microsoft Director of Civic Innovation Chris Niehaus testifies to Congress using a Surface tablet
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently held a hearing titled, “Wasting Information Technology Dollars: How Can the Federal Government Reform its IT Investment Strategy?” about waste in government IT, during which my boss Chris Niehaus, the director of Microsoft’s...
12 Feb 2013
Geek 2 Chic! Microsoft powers #HearstFashionHack at New York Fashion Week
Publicyte readers are probably familiar with Microsoft’s collaboration with Bloomingdale’s on Geek 2 Chic , a series of charity fashion shows we produce across the U.S. So far, our events in Washington DC , Chicago , and Los Angeles have raised awareness of the importance of risk-taking and...
24 Jan 2013
Return On Investment Of Yammer For Government Enterprise: Examples From Microsoft's Yams
This is a guest post by Mike Strand, a Business Relationship Manager for Microsoft IT based in Bellevue, WA. Since my last post “ Micro-Leadership Through Enterprise Microblogging: A Modern View On Managing Bureaucracy ”, much has happened in the world of social for the enterprise. Namely...
30 Jul 2012
Steve Case Tells America How To "Control Alt Compete" At Microsoft-Hosted Entrepreneurship Event
Creating jobs, improving the economy through innovation, and increasing America's global competitiveness are incredibly important right now, and a lot of the improvement in these areas will come from small "startup" businesses in major metro areas around the country. In that vein, the Startup America...
6 Mar 2012
How Microsoft's Skype And Kinect Are Changing The Public Sector Consumer Technology Landscape
Guest post by Kim Nelson, the executive director of e-government for Microsoft. It’s the holiday season, and as usual there is a media frenzy over consumers, what they are buying, and more importantly, what it may or may not mean. In the issue of Time that I received on Cyber Monday an article...
13 Dec 2011
Cybersafety: Microsoft Releases New Index Gauging Online Behaviors
Guest post by Jacqueline Beauchere, Director of Trustworthy Computing, Privacy & Safety Communications for the Microsoft Corporation. In October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S., Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group announced a new tool named the Microsoft...
27 Oct 2011
How Microsoft Is Organizing Local News And Nonprofit Impact On Bing Maps In The Cloud
Guest post byTara Grumm, the Online Marketing Manager for Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft, where she develops Web presence and digital strategy. You can follow her on Twitter at @tgrumm . Every day, hundreds of nonprofit organizations are hard at work improving the educational process, facilitating...
13 Jul 2011
Government 2.0: Security, Privacy, And Compliance In Applying Social Collaboration Principles To Congress
Guest post by Kent Cunningham, the Chief Technology Architect to the Microsoft Federal Civilian and Health business. Follow him on Twitter at @kent_cunningham . A version of this article appeared at FutureFed . Federal agencies have made improving operational productivity and efficiency through targeted...
28 Jun 2011
Magic Ampersand: How Microsoft Research Combines Basic Research With Applied Development
Guest post by Lewis Shepherd, Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Research in Government. This article previously appeared at his website Shepherd's Pi . Follow him on Twitter at @lewisshepherd . According to Wikipedia, the lowly ampersand or “&” is a logogram representing...
23 Jun 2011
Natural User Interfaces: Adding The Human Component To Computing
Guest post by Lewis Shepherd, the Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Research in Government . A different version of this post appeared as “ Using the body in new virtual ways “ earlier on his blog Shepherd’s Pi. A lot of people don’t realize that Microsoft spends...
20 Jun 2011
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