2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology.  The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess.   Recent competitions have focused on technology ideas that help solve the world’s toughest problems. Now in the event’s…

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Students Learn Math Using New and Innovative Methods with TheatreWorks

On Monday morning, children from four kindergarten classes at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto gathered in front of friends, family, and teachers to debut “Playing with Math” – a collaborative, interactive learning experience pioneered by TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley with seed funding from Microsoft Silicon Valley. “Playing with Math” is a 10-day residency program that…

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Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto

On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply provide shade and aesthetics – they also help…

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Enjoy a friendly competition with your family and Summer Kinect Games at the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara

It has been almost a year since Microsoft opened its first Northern California retail store in Silicon Valley and the fun and events for families have not slowed since. This weekend, the Santa Clara Microsoft Store in Westfield Valley Fair Mall is featuring Summer Kinect Games for the entire family. Experts and research have concluded…

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Recap of the social media for non-profits event at Microsoft Silicon Valley

If social media has done one thing, it’s given individuals and organizations of all sizes an equal playing field to voice and amplify their opinion, cause, or brand message to anyone who is willing to listen. Non-profits in particular have been taking advantage of social media outlets to share messaging, inspire volunteers, and raise funds….

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Microsoft Opens New Office at Moffett Towers in Sunnyvale

Employees from across Microsoft’s campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in Sunnyvale today to celebrate the opening of the new office at the Moffett Towers.  The 237,121 square foot facility is a brightly colored office designed to foster a collaborative environment that promotes innovation and productivity. The ceremony brought together leaders from across…

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Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Honored, a “New Standard in Excellence”

We have reason to celebrate! Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Corporate Citizenship Director Sid Espinosa was recently honored by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HARC) with its annual Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award at a ceremony in Chicago, followed by two days of intense workshops and sessions centered on Hispanic conclusion. In light of the fact…

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When a Store is a Store…and so Much More.

When is a store not just a store? When it’s a place for people to congregate, collaborate and experience. That is the design and vibe of the new Microsoft store in Palo Alto. The April 19th opening of the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center is the second Silicon Valley location where shoppers can experience…

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Have a Holly, Jolly Picture Perfect Holiday

As we enter the thick of holiday season, family “to do” lists grow in length – coordinating dinners, celebrations, travel, and gift giving can seem never ending. Microsoft Windows and Southwest Airlines have joined together to help alleviate one part of your checklist, in the form of free holiday photos. Picture Perfect Holiday is now…

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Microsoft Sponsors Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Luncheon

Leadership is an attribute found in abundance here in Silicon Valley. With many worldwide-renowned businesses calling the Valley their home, it’s no wonder that this region is known for some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. In an effort to bring together many of the Bay Area’s leaders, the Silicon Valley…

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