Microsoft scientist predicts Oscar winners using big data

Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Now, as the next effort in his quest to make use of big data to reinvent how…

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12 supermodels loving Microsoft stuff at New York Fashion Week

People in the know know that when Fashion Week models are off-duty, they spend their downtime in the Models Lounge. Yes, there’s a secret models’ lounge, underneath a well-known restaurant in lower Manhattan. You have to be on the list, of course: It’s only for female models from top agencies who are invited. The Model…

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Hearst Fashion Hack brings the geek to New York Fashion Week

When you think of New York Fashion Week, you probably think of beautiful models, high-end fashion shows, and late-night parties. And you’d be right. But this past weekend, the Hearst Corporation — publisher of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, and many other popular titles — hosted its first hackathon at its midtown headquarters, the Hearst…

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Microsoft Director of Civic Innovation Chris Niehaus testifies to Congress using a Surface tablet

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently held a hearing titled, “Wasting Information Technology Dollars: How Can the Federal Government Reform its IT Investment Strategy?” about waste in government IT, during which my boss Chris Niehaus, the director of Microsoft’s Office of Civic Innovation, testified. Here’s the video of his testimony: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HFrkZnPB9Lc] Key Chris…

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Geek 2 Chic! Microsoft powers #HearstFashionHack at New York Fashion Week

Publicyte readers are probably familiar with Microsoft’s collaboration with Bloomingdale’s on Geek 2 Chic, a series of charity fashion shows we produce across the U.S. So far, our events in Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles have raised awareness of the importance of risk-taking and entrepreneurship in today’s world, highlighted the great work that “geeky”…

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Return On Investment Of Yammer For Government Enterprise: Examples From Microsoft's Yams

This is a guest post by Mike Strand, a Business Relationship Manager for Microsoft IT based in Bellevue, WA. Since my last post “Micro-Leadership Through Enterprise Microblogging: A Modern View On Managing Bureaucracy”, much has happened in the world of social for the enterprise.  Namely, my own company, Microsoft, recently completed acquisition of Yammer.  As…

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Steve Case Tells America How To "Control Alt Compete" At Microsoft-Hosted Entrepreneurship Event

Creating jobs, improving the economy through innovation, and increasing America’s global competitiveness are incredibly important right now, and a lot of the improvement in these areas will come from small “startup” businesses in major metro areas around the country. In that vein, the Startup America partnership welcomed people to a panel discussion and film screening…

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How Microsoft's Skype And Kinect Are Changing The Public Sector Consumer Technology Landscape

Guest post by Kim Nelson, the executive director of e-government for Microsoft. It’s the holiday season, and as usual there is a media frenzy over consumers, what they are buying, and more importantly, what it may or may not mean. In the issue of Time that I received on Cyber Monday an article by Stephen…

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Cybersafety: Microsoft Releases New Index Gauging Online Behaviors

Guest post by Jacqueline Beauchere, Director of Trustworthy Computing, Privacy & Safety Communications for the Microsoft Corporation. In October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S., Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group announced a new tool named the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MSCI) to help gauge how consumers are meeting the challenges of today’s digital…

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How Microsoft Is Organizing Local News And Nonprofit Impact On Bing Maps In The Cloud

Guest post byTara Grumm, the Online Marketing Manager for Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft, where she develops Web presence and digital strategy. You can follow her on Twitter at @tgrumm. Every day, hundreds of nonprofit organizations are hard at work improving the educational process, facilitating research on important topics, and empowering citizens with skills critical to…

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