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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Action-packed Week at the Microsoft Westfield Century City Store with Family Game Nights, Windows Workshops and More

The Microsoft Westfield Century City store has planned a fun-filled week towards the end of this month. As kids are heading back to school, enjoy the last few weekends with them with a game night playing Rock Band, Forza 3, and Kinect Sports, or simply join fellow Dance Central enthusiasts to ensure that your moves…

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Carrying Your Business in One Hand

Today’s business owners must be working out and lifting weights a lot more than executives of the last generation did. How else do you explain the fact that, in just one hand, they can hold a computer, a camera, a presentation device, a communications service, a payment service and a global positioning system? It’s all…

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Job Search on the Go with the New LinkedIn App for Windows Phone

LinkedIn just made it a whole lot easier for users to get on-the-go access to your professional network by announcing today their newest mobile application for Windows Phones! Windows Phone users now have access to millions of professionals worldwide, a real-time update stream containing news and information, job search inquires and more at their fingertips….

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Microsoft Takes Us ‘Back to the Future’

Imagine a three-day road trip with the family, but without the kids getting impatient and irritable. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s possible with the new customized technology of the Ford Mustang. Microsoft teamed up with Ryan Friedlinghaus, an award-winning automotive designer and star of Discovery Channel’s reality TV series “Inside West Coast…

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Al Roker Offers Tips on How to be Productive from Anywhere

Conquering productivity can be a challenge, especially in instances of inclement weather keeping you from driving or tending to a sick child home from school. Each year, extreme weather alone brings life to a grinding halt for millions of people.  But with new technologies from Microsoft, nothing will stop you from accomplishing your task list….

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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,…

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Windows Phone 7.5 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…

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Q&A: Local Microsoft Partner, Perficient discusses upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference

Each year, Microsoft partners around the world convene at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to learn about Microsoft’s technology roadmap, network and share best practices with peers and experience the latest product innovations. We’re thrilled that the City of Los Angeles will host WPC next week, from July 10-14. The conference is expected to draw…

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