CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, has officially kicked off in Las Vegas! Last night, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did things a little differently this year – involving a surprise host,…


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…


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…


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…


Verizon Wireless Releases Windows Phone HTC Trophy

“Can you hear me now? … Good!” And now we can all hear one another loud and clear on the newest Verizon Wireless Windows Phone device! Verizon Wireless recently released the HTC Trophy in all of its stores on June 2. As we’ve discussed before, Windows Phone offers a unique phone experience that brings together…


Breaking down Borders – Boston Businesses are Working without Walls

Gas prices continue to soar and the economy forces employees to do more with less, threatening the work/life balance everyone craves. With that in mind, Microsoft and Ipsos Public Affairs released a new study that assesses the opinions and attitudes of 4,500 information workers in 15 U.S. markets, including Boston, toward telework at their businesses….


Imagine Cup Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with several Imagine Cup teams from the Boston area, including teams from Harvard, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Holyoke Community College. I was in awe of the students and their passion, intelligence, focus, drive and innovation. It’s inspiring to see motivated students using the…


Harvard MBA Student Looks to Change the World at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Finals

Back in 2006, college student Cy Khormaee found himself participating in a Microsoft competition. Little did he know he’d find himself in the same competition five years later, competing again as a Harvard MBA student with a project that could change the future of diagnosing malaria. Each year, thousands of college students like Cy participate…


Microsoft for all your holiday needs

  Once again, the holiday season is here, which means many of us are panic stricken at the thought of all the gift buying and deal scrounging that will occur in the days and weeks ahead.   Luckily, the Microsoft News Center is currently featuring some of Microsoft’s newest and hottest products and offerings, helping…


Get ‘em while they’re hot – Windows Phone 7

That’s right – today is the day that Windows Phone 7 is available in stores! To read up on all the great news and events surrounding GA, check out Microsoft’s News Center. The website has picture galleries of the new devices and even information on a recent study about bad phone behaviors. Did you know…