TV White Space Closes Digital Divide in Kenya

With more than 4 billion people in the world lacking internet access, Mawingu Networks hopes to provide a solution. The company uses TV white space, or the gaps in between TV channels, to deliver fast, affordable and reliable connectivity to rural areas in Kenya. Learn how having Internet access is transforming schools, farms and local…

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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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#UpgradeYourWorld: Celebrating People & Organizations Who Do Great Things

On July 29, we made Windows 10 available to the world, across 190 countries, as a free upgrade. As we deliver Windows 10, and its many, many innovations to the world, we will also celebrate the human spirt and the people and organizations who empower others. Microsoft is excited to partner with 10 global nonprofits…

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Welcome to the World's Biggest Classroom via Skype

Microsoft believes that amazing learning experiences should be available to everyone. Skype in the Classroom is a free platform for connecting educators and experts to learners everywhere.  Join thousands of teachers inspiring the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning experiences with three key opportunities. Collaborate with other classes There are endless ways to…

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Microsoft & High Tech Youth Network are Changing Lives

Last year, Microsoft New Zealand announced a $1 Million YouthSpark grant for the High Tech Youth Network to support their work in providing young people in underserved communities in New Zealand with opportunities for digital education, mentoring and IT training to create pathways to careers in the tech industry.   Ofoi Taumoelau, a young woman from Auckland, shares…

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World Youth Skills Day: Addressing the Challenges of Youth & Employment

The following post is by Chew Rong Kang, previously an intern with Microsoft Singapore’s Developer Experience and Evangelism team and a graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore. To generate greater awareness of and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies,…

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Secondary School Students Experience the Fun and Fulfilment of Tech Careers

By Wei Wah Lim, IT Director for Site Operations Asia, Microsoft IT jobs are so boring. You have to be good in Maths and Science to be in the technology sector. These are some of the common misconceptions many students have about being an IT professional As part of our initiative to cultivate young people’s…

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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

The following is an excerpt from the book Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits written by Heather Mansfield, founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. With more than 250 million blogs in existence and countless online news outlets worldwide, new media managers must excel at writing and have the ability to expand their storytelling, marketing and…

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Technology is an Extension of Our Bodies

The Korea Muscular Dystrophy Association (KMDA) provides support services to people with neuromuscular conditions, and improves public understanding of the challenges confronting them. The following is a guest blog by Young Man Jeong, Chairman of KMDA, who shares how the nonprofit is supporting muscular dystrophy sufferers through technology.    Imagine being bound tightly. A mosquito bites…

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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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