U.S. and EU Commit to a Safer Web for Kids

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft The United States and the European Union recently signed a Joint Declaration committing to make the Internet a safer place for children. Signed in London last month, the accord pledges the two governments will “work collectively and in partnership to reduce the risks and maximize the (Internet’s)…


Pulse on Citizenship: Investing in Responsibility

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft’s Citizenship team that appears once per month. Pulse on Citizenship provides insight and commentary on topics and trends in corporate citizenship. Posted by Steve LippmanDirector of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft When you think of the groups who express the most interest and questions about…

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The View from Washington State: Information Technology Sector Vital to the Future of Washington State

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State”. The View from Washington State provides insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Posted by Irene PlenefischGovernment Affairs Manager, Microsoft Washington’s Governor-Elect Jay Inslee…


Research as a Service: Cloud Computing Accelerates Scientific Discovery

Posted by Dennis GannonDirector of Cloud Research Strategy, Microsoft Research Over the past two years, we have seen growing interest from the scientific community in using public clouds for research. As part of the original Cloud Research Engagement Initiative in 2010, Microsoft partnered with funding agencies all over the world to award more than 75…


Seattle Times Editorial: Immigration Reform Should Include Elements of Microsoft’s Visa, Education Proposal

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Today, The Seattle Times featured an editorial supporting Microsoft’s National Talent Strategy proposal that outlines ideas for securing U.S. competitiveness and economic growth through high-skilled immigration reform and investments in STEM education.  The editorial suggests that the National Talent Strategy, announced by Microsoft’s Executive Vice President and…

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Averting the Looming Computer Scientist Shortage

Posted by Rane Johnson-StempsonEducation & Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Connections Here’s a sobering fact: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, by 2018, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs in the United States and, at the current rate of students graduating with degrees in computer science, we will fill…


Putting Privacy First in 2013

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft As 2012 draws to a close, we’re starting to see a number of “year-in-review” pieces recapping key developments in the tech industry over the past 12 months. One item that I think deserves to be near the top of these year-end…

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Investing in American Innovation and the Next Generation

Editor’s Note: The following post from Microsoft Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs Fred Humphries was originally published on the Computer Science Education Week Blog on Dec. 11. Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft The United States is facing a growing challenge that impacts American competitiveness and the opportunities available to the…


Reputation Institute’s 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 Report Ranks Microsoft #1 for Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Today, the Reputation Institute, one of the world’s leading reputation management consultant firms, released its 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 report naming the companies with the best reputations for corporate social responsibility around the world. The study surveyed people around the world to measure their perceptions of companies’…


Microsoft Signs Patent Agreements with Hoeft & Wessel AG and EINS SE

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Microsoft and Hoeft & Wessel AG have signed a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Hoeft &Wessel devices running the Android platform. Hoeft & Wessel manufactures handheld devices and terminals for the public transportation, logistics and retail industries in Europe. While…