How today’s creativity will inform our entertainment of the future

Editor's Note:The following post by Rob Knies originally appeared on the Inside Microsoft Research blog . Mary Czerwinski and Kati London of Microsoft Research will be participating in the Creativity Conference, a Washington, D.C., event that will examine how creators and makers are shaping our future. What does the “creative process” really mean? Where do…


Microsoft Partners with National Journal, The Atlantic for “Conversations with the Next Generation”

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft This summer, the people of the United States will look to Charlotte and Tampa as political leaders from across the country gather to lay out their vision for the future. Younger voters in particular have a stake in the course that will be charted in each…

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Steve Ballmer Statement on Passage of the Colombia, South Korea and Panama Free Trade Agreements

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had the following statement in the wake of Congressional passage of the Colombia, South Korea and Panama Free Trade Agreements: “Microsoft applauds today’s passage of the bilateral U.S.-South Korea, U.S-Panama and U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreements. We see these agreements as one essential part of a broader economic agenda to restore economic growth,…


Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year’s official launch is taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan to coincide with the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt,…

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Technology Education and Literacy in Schools Program Grows by Leaps and Bounds

Posted by Akhtar BadshahSenior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Let’s say you are a recent college graduate with a computer science degree, and you are passionate about education. Would you follow your passion by choosing a job in the classroom if you knew your starting salary would be approximately half the salary of a job…

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Microsoft Offers its Support for the Protect IP Act

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 – the PROTECT IP Act. We support the goals and approach of this important legislation, and urge the…


Facebook to Use Microsoft’s PhotoDNA Technology to Combat Child Exploitation

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post authored by Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In late 2009, I wrote on this blog about PhotoDNA, an important technological step forward in preventing the spread of child sexual exploitation online. Microsoft donated PhotoDNA, a technology created by…


Hiring America’s Heroes

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Editor’s Note: The following post originally appeared earlier today on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog. This particular topic seemed relevant to readers of the Microsoft on the Issues Blog, so we have included it here too. Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Veterans…


Commitment to consumer privacy in Windows Phone 7

Posted by Andy LeesPresident, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Many consumers and policymakers are asking important questions about how today’s phones are collecting and using information about a phone user’s location. The discussion has intensified over the past few weeks when the practices of two other companies in the mobile market were called into question. As…


What’s at Stake in Microsoft v. i4i

Editor’s Note: This blog post was co-authored by Bruce Sewell, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Apple; Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Cisco; Ted Ullyot, Vice President and General Counsel, Facebook; and Brad Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft. Today, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Microsoft v. i4i,…

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