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…


Rebalancing the data asymmetry

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group A combination of ubiquitous data, analytics and machine learning is ushering in a transition from the information economy to a knowledge economy – where growth is driven primarily by the production of new ideas, insights, and knowledge. However, data-driven economies are reliant on a dependable supply of…


Microsoft Research and The America21 Project Partnering to Put Urban Focus on STEM, Technology

Posted by Rob KniesManaging Editor, Microsoft Research On Feb. 20, Microsoft Research, in conjunction with The America21 Project, announced the three pilot cities for the Activate Local Communities Across America Initiative (ALC): Chicago, Portland, Ore. and Cambridge, Mass. The ALC, which grew out of a challenge last summer from the White House Office of Science…


Demonstrating the Power of Super Wi-Fi at Rio+20

Posted by Frank McCoskerGeneral Manager, Microsoft Global Strategic Accounts Since 2004, I’ve been working closely with more than 40 international organizations, including UN organizations, regional development banks and bilateral aid agencies – cultivating long-term and rewarding public-private partnerships. At Microsoft, we have worked hard to prioritize these relationships to see how technology can help achieve…


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…


Incentive Auctions, Smart Radio Technology and Unlicensed Spectrum – Tools to Meet the Exploding Wireless Broadband Demand

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft There is little dispute about the rapidly growing demand for wireless broadband connectivity and the strain it places on wireless networks. Policymakers can help to find more spectrum to enable the many devices consumers use to connect to the Internet and to each other. To help…


New Innovations in IT Support Environmental Sustainability in Africa

Posted by Frank McCoskerManaging Director, Microsoft Global Strategic Accounts This week, I’m in Nairobi, Kenya for the United Nations Chief Executive Briefing, where Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, launched the UN’s new energy neutral Nairobi office building. The building is the first of its kind for the UN in Africa and is a global…


Solving for the Future: Addressing Major Societal Challenges Through Innovative Technology and Cloud Computing

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Each year, we share our perspective and encourage discussion regarding technology-related public policy issues through publication of our Public Policy Agenda. This year, we have focused particular attention on the role of cloud computing in creating new advances for consumers,…

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Microsoft, Atlantic Partner to Explore Strengthening the Innovation Economy

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft During last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated, “In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives; it’s how we make a living.”  The president’s words are a great reminder about the role technology plays in strengthening the American economy. The end of 2010…

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Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

By Anthony SalcitoVice President of Microsoft Education This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education in the United Kingdom and globally. The role of technology…