Don’t be Scared of High Costs for Halloween Costumes – Bing Has a Solution

Halloween is just around the corner and costume planning is in full force. What are you dressing as this year? Perhaps a “Jersey Shore” cast member or the latest celebrity? According to a recent Bing-commissioned survey of Americans, nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated that they are abandoning store-bought costumes for a do-it-yourself (DIY) costume….


Boys and Girls Club Join Microsoft to Cheer On Revolution

Earlier this month, Microsoft treated members and staff of the local Boys and Girls Club to a New England Revolution soccer game, sponsored by Xbox 360.  The group cheered on the home team as they played the Seattle Sounders and also had the chance to practice on the field prior to the game.  The outing…


Xbox 360 is Changing the Game for Educational Experiences

Remember when you were a kid, and you wished that you could actually play with the characters on television? It is now possible with Xbox 360. Last week, Microsoft revealed how its “playful learning” experiences are revolutionizing interactive television, allowing children and their families to engage, interact and learn in an entirely new way –…


Mass Technology Leadership Council Names Microsoft a Top Innovator

Last week, Microsoft received the Innovation Catalyst Award at the 2011 Mass Technology Leadership Awards gala held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.  We are honored to be named as a key player who contributes to Cambridge’s status as a global leader in innovation.  Sara Spalding, Senior Director of NERD was on hand to accept…


Do You Have an Online Security Blanket?

You are on your computer and browsing the internet, clicking on various links, when suddenly an alert pops up that you are under attack from the latest virus. It’s a familiar situation, one that many computer users  experience on a daily basis. This week, Microsoft released the 11th Security Intelligence Report to provide in-depth insight…


Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Update is Putting People First

Remember the old saying, “the world doesn’t revolve around you.” Well, in the case of the Windows Phone 7.5 update release – it does. The latest features and experiences are designed to build on the phone’s intuitive, people-first foundation, using integrated social networking and conversational threads, for connecting with the people in our lives. For…