Statement on Hill Action on STEM Jobs Act of 2012

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft All the signs are pointing toward a growing consensus – high-skilled immigration is critical to our nation’s economic recovery. Now is the time to act on high-skilled immigration reform to further drive this recovery. Through government data, academic research and the frontline experience of companies across…

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High-growth, High-impact: Innovation & Job Creation in Washington State

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Thursday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Legal &Corporate Affairs Brad Smith opened the Washington Innovation Summit, an annual day-long conference, which focuses on the key mechanisms that make innovative economies grow. Put on by the Technology Alliance and attended by local technology business leaders, education, economic…

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Recap from Microsoft’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Posted by John SeethoffVice President and Deputy General Counsel I want to thank Microsoft’s shareholders who attended or voted at this year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  At yesterday’s annual meeting, nearly 86 percent of outstanding shares were voted. For the first time, shareholders who were unable to attend the meeting in person were able to…


Advocates Join Together to Help Make the Internet Safer for All

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Stephen Balkam, chief executive officer of the Family Online Safety Institute. “A Safer Internet for All,” the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) sixth annual conference, brought together 450+ policy makers, industry leaders, educators, legislators, researchers and Internet safety advocates to discuss collaborative ways to harness the power…

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Keeping Washington State Competitive in the Global Economy

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft November marks the end of a very long election season. It also marks the start of a new beginning. After all the campaigning and the political ads, November provides all of us a time to come together and prepare for the…

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Privacy and a New Era of Personal Computing: A View from Brussels

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft I spent last week in Brussels with privacy regulators and practitioners from around the world, many of whom were there for the IAPP European Data Protection Congress. It’s an important time for privacy globally, and I want to share a few of my insights from the week (including…


Calling All Teens: Take Microsoft’s Safer Online Teen Challenge

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft In a bid to uncover what teens know or have been learning about staying safer online, Microsoft recently launched its first-ever Safer Online Teen Challenge. We’re eager to see how teens interpret the wealth of advice and guidance being developed by Microsoft and others in the technology…


Microsoft Offers Virtual Meeting to Increase Shareholder Participation at Annual Meeting

Posted by John Seethoff, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel & Bill Koefoed, General Manager of Investor Relations As a technology leader, Microsoft is committed to supporting and adopting new technology applications that enhance the company’s operations, provide value to its shareholders, and promote forward-thinking corporate governance practices. This year, in conjunction with our upcoming…


STEM Education and the Race to the Future

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center hosted a widely attended panel focused on STEM Education and the Race to the Future on Thursday in our Washington, D.C office. The “@Microsoft Conversation” featured National Governors Association Education Division Director Richard Laines, IBM Vice President for Governmental Programs Christopher Padilla,…


Brad Smith Featured on Huffington Post: Celebrating Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Wednesday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs and General Counsel Brad Smith was a featured blogger over on The Huffington Post. In a post entitled “One Billion Reasons to Celebrate This Time of Year”, Brad wrote about Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign, which Microsoft…

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