Transforming Makassar: From Port City to App City

For centuries, Makassar was widely known as a major port and trading hub in Indonesia. Today, the city is a symbol of urbanisation and is considered to be a major engine behind Indonesia’s economic growth over the past few years. Recognising the role of technology in boosting development, the Makassar government signed a Memorandum of…

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FINAL Day: Vote Now for Asia’s Change-Makers! Voting Closes on April 22!

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a global contest that encourages young people who are passionate about social causes to submit their ideas on how they can spark social good in their communities, college campuses or throughout the world, using the new Windows and Office. Five grand prize winners will receive a volunteer travel experience…

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HOW TO: Create Image Collages Using Windows 8 App Phototastic

Phototastic is a free Window 8 photo editing app that allows nonprofits to easily create collages of their best images from events and for special campaigns. Nonprofits that prioritize telling their stories through images are well-positioned for mobile and social media success in 2014. Visually compelling collages can be created in less than a minute…

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Imagine Cup 2013: Team Lumos of South Korea Brings Music to Life

In the magical lore of the popular fantasy fiction series, Harry Potter, Lumos is a light-creation spell that allows wizards to illuminate the tip of their wand. Taking inspiration from this simple yet highly effective spell, Team Lumos of South Korea created a Windows 8 app that provides a new way of enjoying music through projection…

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Merdeka Day Celebrated with Homegrown Apps from Malaysia

Microsoft Malaysia is celebrating the month of August by paying homage to locally made apps leading up to ‪Merdeka Day with ‪#‎31AppsMadeInMalaysia. Every day for 31 days, one made-in-Malaysia app that is available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone will be featured. These great apps demonstrate the creativity, drive and inherent potential that exists within our…

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Indonesia Imagine Cup Team is Worldwide Runner-up in the Games Competition

Solite Studio, Indonesia’s National Winner, has been announced as the Worldwide Runner-up for the Games Competition at Imagine Cup 2013 with their ‘Save the Hamster’ project! Built on the Windows® Phone platform, ‘Save the Hamster’ is a game app that serves as a learning tool for young people to exercise their mental arithmetic skills in…

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YouthSpark Profile: Mickey Chiu

This is part of a series of YouthSpark profiles where we highlight young people in Asia who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way.   NAME: MICKEY CHIU YEN CHANG   COUNTRY: TAIWAN   OCCUPATION: STUDENT   FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/chiu.mickey     BIOA student at Shih Hsin University, Mickey Chiu participated…

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Nonprofits Pioneer Apps for Windows Phone

Special thanks to Heather Mansfield, principal blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0. For the full list of 11 nonprofits from her original post, please go here. When nonprofits launch, or consider launching, a smartphone app, most would first create an iPhone or Android app. While launching a third version of a smartphone app is rare, the…

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Join us for the Tech4Good Webinar Series!

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship, Connecting Up and TechSoup Asia are proud to bring you our first Tech4Good webinar series, February through June 2013. Tune in online and listen to free presentations on technology for not-for-profits. You will also have the chance to ask questions to our presenters during each webinar. View the webinar schedule below and click…

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Transforming Education with Windows 8 in Sri Lanka

Coinciding with the global launch of Windows 8, Microsoft Sri Lanka recently introduced the latest operating system (OS) to students, helping them keep pace with the latest technological advances that are shaping the education landscape. The launch was held at Royal College Colombo on 26 October. Addressing the audience via Skype™, Anthony Salcito, Vice President…

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