Unlimited Potential World Updates

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May, 2009

  • Text-Free Interfaces for the Illiterate

    Most computer applications are difficult to understand for those who are unable to read fluently. The heavy use of text in everything from menus to document content means that those who are illiterate are not able to access functions and services implemented...
  • Steve Ballmer witnesses how young Indonesian innovators are working to prevent the spread of Malaria

    By Bonnie Mamanua, Unlimited Potential Group Business Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Last week we welcomed our CEO, Steve Ballmer, to Indonesia. Steve was here to hold meetings with Microsoft staff as well as political and business leaders, but while...
  • Think Beyond Technology!

    On my first trip to India, I remember going to visit a rural village near Bhopal, where the Union Carbide chemical disaster happened. The visit was prompted by stories about a large agriculture conglomerate which had placed the first PC in the village...
  • Social Entrepreneurs in the Making

    It is Imagine Cup season! Known as the “Olympics of Technology,” Microsoft Imagine Cup is the preeminent student technology competition in the world. This year, over 300,000 students from 100 countries are vying for a chance to compete in the Worldwide...
  • What Schools in Burkina Faso, Senegal & Mali Can Teach UP

    A year ago, the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Group in the Middle East & Africa started a series of pilots in Francophone West Africa, to introduce small-notebook PCs into schools in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. Each pilot used Microsoft...
  • U.S. Imagine Cup Winners - Team MultiPoint Web

    After three days of intense competition from technology students across the country, the winner of the U.S. software design finalist for this year’s Imagine Cup was announced today. Congratulations to Team MultiPoint Web ! Jimmy, Mark and Luke Dickinson...
  • Made in India to transform education worldwide

    Indian concept, global appeal Recently Microsoft India has experienced two very welcome “returns”. The first returnee was Amit Mital, an Indian working at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond as global head of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group. The...