Weekend Reading: May 9th Edition—Microsoft Office Mix reinvents PowerPoint presentations

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Microsoft Office Mix, the latest in cybersecurity reports and several ways Skype can help make Mother’s Day more memorable. Office Mix, a cloud-based service that helps create and share interactive lessons using PowerPoint, became available Thursday as a free preview. You can also…


Silicon Valley’s technorati raise money for charity with Microsoft fashion hijinks

The following is a post from Douglas Crets, Developer Evangelist, Strategic & Emerging Business Team, Microsoft. More than 200 of San Francisco’s techies and startup founders put aside their work on mobile apps and the cloud last night and joined Microsoft, Bloomingdale’s and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship for an epic fashion party that raised…


Windows 8 Shows off Silicon Scale at DEMO Mobile in San Francisco

Four very cool apps for Windows 8 made their debut at DEMO Mobile2013 today as teams from as far away as Poland and Australia competed for attention in front of Silicon Valley’s leading mobile investors, developers and designers in San Francisco. Two Windows 8 apps launched on stage. They were TouchMail, a modern, touch-first e-mail…

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Silicon Valley Roundup: Microsoft Hosts Churchill Club Forum on Startups

With easier access to funding, technology and mentorship, the barrier to launching a startup has never been lower. However, creating a successful company and breaking through the noise has grown infinitely harder. Last Wednesday, Microsoft hosted the Churchill Club, Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum, for a discussion about the current startup environment. Titled…

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