Social Entrepreneurs Inspire at the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals

Nathan J Peterson, onsite in New York The bright lights were shining inside the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City and all eyes were on the stage in anticipation of the announcement for 2011’s Imagine Cup World Finals winners. Flags were held high and cheers rang loud as each of the 15…


Kinect’ing people in Korea through gaming

Chan Kwon, community affairs manager, Microsoft Korea It is always really cool when our community partners take a new technology and find a way to make it work to help them deliver their own mission. There have been lots of examples of technologies like mobile phones or PCs being used and sometimes we forget about…


Giving back to those who changed our lives: UK’s Evelina Children’s Hospital and Xbox 360

Guest post by Nick Rooke, Microsoft UK 2 years ago my youngest daughter – Isobel – was born with a double heart condition – pulmonary atresia with VSD. Since it wasn’t diagnosed before birth a frantic 48 hours ensued at 3 different hospitals until she eventually got diagnosed correctly, got the correct treatment and was moved…


Celebrating awareness to create a safer internet for your family

Every year the internet is growing as a common element in the daily lives of more families around the world. Children are beginning to use the internet at a younger age for many reasons such as social networking, school, and gaming. This growing trend has created welcome discussion amongst adults who understand the potential risks…


Elevate Veterans Sweepstakes Winners Announced

U.S. Air Force Veteran having fun with Kinect for Xbox 360 at the USO  of New York. During Veterans Week 2010, thousands of tweets poured out in support of U.S. Military veterans. The message was an important one, “Help Elevate America’s Veterans”! Microsoft’s Elevate America Veterans initiative helps veterans and their spouses acquire the skills…


Helping American Veteran Families in Need

While the holiday season is a time of joy for many people, it is also a time when we are reminded of the many American families who are struggling – not just during the holidays, but all year long. We were glad to be part of an effort to help one such family today. The…


Microsoft Canada, Children’s Miracle Network and CHEO deliver 200 Kinect gaming sensors donated to 14 children’s hospitals

Microsoft Canada, Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Child Life Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) program. For a child, being in a hospital can be a frightening and isolating experience. The CLICK program reaches over two million children each year and aims to…