Hour of Code 2015 Stretches across 17 Asian Countries to Reach Over 230,000 Youth

By Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan Did you know that an average person today has access to more computing power in their back pocket than NASA had when they first put two men on the moon in 1969? But the Digital Age is…

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#UpgradeYourWorld: Public Chooses 50 Nonprofit Organisations to Receive Support

In July, Microsoft kicked off a 12-month initiative to #UpgradeYourWorld as part of the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating people and organisations who do great things. We are thrilled about the engagement we have seen from millions of people sharing their stories and supporting nonprofit organisations around the world. As part of our US$10…

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It’s a Wrap! Asia Teams Scored at Imagine Cup Finals 2015

In another banner year for Asian teams, young innovators from across the region captured our imagination again with their winning projects at the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals 2015. Held in Microsoft’s home turf of Seattle, teams from Australia, Singapore and China stood out from a packed field of 33 teams, each managing to clinch a…

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Employee Volunteers Step Up to Serve their Communities

Microsoft has an enduring commitment to fulfill our public responsibilities and serve the needs of people in communities where we work worldwide. Employees are encouraged to contribute their time and resources to impact their communities. The following is a glimpse of what some of our employees have done recently to serve the needs of the…

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Dare to Imagine – Imagine Cup 2015 World Finalists Announced!

150 teams from 64 countries participated in the World Semifinals of the Imagine Cup 2015 competition. Judges have evaluated all the projects and found some very impressive work. Emerging from the five minute video pitch challenge are 33 finalists from the three categories of Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. We are proud to present to…

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Imagine Cup Finals: Who's Representing Asia Pacific?

This is part of a series to showcase teams from Asia Pacific who are participating in the Imagine Cup Finals in Seattle. Since 2003, Microsoft has been hosting the Imagine Cup competition to bring together young technologists from around the world. We sat down with team Imagine The World from China so they could tell…

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YouthSpark Fair Connects Innovators in Nanjing

Boasting a year-on-year average growth rate of 10.9 percent over the past decade, China has the world’s fastest-growing economy that is largely fuelled by primary industries such as agriculture, manufacturing and mining. With the Chinese economy reaching the critical juncture of transformation and development, the country has to ensure its growth remains sustainable by driving…

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Inaugural Week of Code in East Asia a Big Success

Kicking off with a blast on 21 April, the Asia Pacific Week of Code witnessed thousands of youth attending events and activities. Part of Microsoft YouthSpark’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, the Asia Pacific Week of Code encourages youth to learn basic coding skills so they can be equipped for the modern workplace and have access to better…

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Collaboration and Management through the Cloud for Chinese Nonprofits

Sourcing for funding is a never-ending journey. But that’s not the only issue nonprofit organisations (NPOs) face on a daily basis. They have to fulfil a whole array of other duties, such as ensuring transparency and accountability, responding immediately to emergencies and crises, and of course, successfully managing their programmes. At the seventh Microsoft NPO…

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Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities?   Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do an hour of code between 21-27 April,…

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