2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology.  The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess.   Recent competitions have focused on technology ideas that help solve the world’s toughest problems. Now in the event’s…

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Move Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Microsoft Celebrates "Giving Tuesday"

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about buying. “Giving Tuesday” is all about giving. Based on the idea that there is one day for giving thanks and two for getting deals, New York’s 92nd Street Y partnered with the United Nations Foundation to create Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  Microsoft…

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Create apps for good: Microsoft launches contest to create apps that impact the world

Do you have an idea that will help children learn how to read? Are you passionate about keeping our environment clean? Well now you have the opportunity to create an app that can help the world — and win up to $15,000 in the process. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone…

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Microsoft supports Ryan Seacrest Foundation with $100,000 donation, helps launch new broadcast media studio at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas with Microsoft Surface

Today, Microsoft joined the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), along with TV and radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, and Radio Disney artist Shealeigh for the opening of RSF’s opening of Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.  Microsoft’s $100,000 donation to the Foundation will help further its entertainment and education focused initiatives. …

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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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