HelpBridge: Helping You Connect, Donate and Volunteer During a Disaster

When disaster strikes, what’s your first move? Many of us are focused on reaching out to those that are most important to us. To help connect people during these times, Microsoft partnered with FEMA and the American Red Cross to launch HelpBridge, a free mobile app that helps people connect with their loved ones as…

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Track Santa’s journey with NORAD and Microsoft

For more than 50 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has helped children track Ol’ Saint Nicholas as he makes his journey to homes with his trusty reindeer and gifts in tow. This year, Microsoft is partnering with NORAD to make following Santa’s sleigh even easier. The Santa Tracker tool is built on Microsoft’s…

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A Phone Built Around You

An interesting phenomenon became apparent to Microsoft engineers and designers several years ago: consumers spent too much time learning their phones, when phones really ought to be learning consumers. Instead of building smartphones around icons, they should be built around people. This week, Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8, designed as the world’s most personal smartphone…

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Windows Phone Q&A Part 2

Our conversation with Anthony Kinney, Microsoft’s mobility specialist in Boston, continues as he discusses his favorite features on the Windows Phone and the upcoming Mango update. 3.  What’s one application or feature you can’t live without? Without question, it’s the dedicated camera button. So, imagine you’re sitting at a coffee bar and none other than Charlie…

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All about Windows Phone: Q&A with Anthony Kinney, Microsoft Mobility Specialist

With all the buzz around the Windows Phone, we wanted to drill down to the nitty-gritty and find out what really sets the Windows Phone apart from other smartphones. That’s why we asked Anthony Kinney, Microsoft’s mobility specialist in Boston, for his take on the phone and what it enables him to do. If you’re…

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Not your average ride on a Boston Whaler

Boat rides in the summer – pretty typical. 1,200 mile boat rides on Boston Whalers, though, aren’t as common, but that hasn’t deterred three entrepreneurs-turned-crewmen from tackling a journey from Norfolk to Boston on their 19-foot Whaler. John Mirassou, John Bertsch and Marty Burke hope to rediscover the American spirit during their journey, dubbed “Only…

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