2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors, as well as…

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Microsoft YouthSpark Paving the Way Ahead

American companies face a unique challenge today. While unemployment is still at a high, many open jobs are unfilled because employers cannot find workers with the skills they need. Many of these unfilled jobs are in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). To address the skill-gap that exists today, Microsoft is exploring the…

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Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth.

From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our children’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light that fire. Today, we…

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Cool is in Session

School may not be in session yet, but it’s never too soon for students and their parents to start thinking about how to return to school in style.  The latest technology products from Microsoft can help students not only look stylish, but perform at their best and stay connected to family and friends. Whether you’re…

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Technology Will Play Key Role in Helping the Class of 2012 Find Jobs

As college commencements have come and gone, graduates are polishing their resumes in the hopes of landing their dream job.  With the increasing popularity of digital and social media, graduates will need to incorporate job hunting techniques that go beyond the traditional methods in order to be successful in today’s job market.  Technologies such as…

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Educating the Next Generation

On Saturday May 5, more than 4,000 students and parents descended upon the University of Southern California to participate in the Los Angeles Unified School District Family Summit 2012. This year’s event, “Make Me Proud: On the Road to College and Careers,” marked the first time that students were a part of the event, which aims…

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The results are in!

Twenty-two teams traveled across the country to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to compete in the final round of competition in Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup this past weekend. Each team showcased their software and game designs to solve the world’s toughest issues, such as combating disease, improving education, ensuring environmental sustainabilityand reducing child mortality. Having more than 113,000 students…

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Changing the world, one project at a time

Today is the day! Students from across the nation have descended upon Redmond, Wash., for the U.S. finals of Microsoft’s 2012 Imagine Cup competition, the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. students registered for the competition and the top teams chosen will compete in the Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia…

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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 –…

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Back-to-School is a Breeze with Office 2010

Content reposted from Microsoft’s Office blog The annual back-to-school routine is right around the corner and this year a projected 55.5 million K-12 students and 19.7 million college students will head for the classroom (according to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics). More than 7 million children in grades K-12 and nearly 2.5 million…

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