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Celebs to Launch First 4G LTE Windows Phones

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Celebs to Launch First 4G LTE Windows Phones

As a marketing effort to sell Windows Phones including the Nokia Lumia 900, Microsoft is setting up something called Free-Time Machines (FTMs) on the lines of ATMs. It has also roped in celebs like Kourtney Kardashian, Vernon Davis and Stephanie Izard to join Windows Phone to launch the new Nokia Lumia 900 by giving away [...]

Microsoft Employees Raise $100 Million for Nonprofits

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Microsoft Employees Raise $100 Million for Nonprofits

Microsoft has announced the results of its 2011 employee giving campaign: its U.S. employees raised $100.5 million (inclusive of the company match) for more than 18,000 U.S.-based community organizations doing work in the U.S. and around the world last year. It was announced today, Feb. 8. With this milestone, Microsoft employees have now raised more [...]

Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants for Students

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Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants for Students

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Friday in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the inaugural year of the Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program for student technology and social entrepreneurs. Grant recipients include Team Apptenders from Croatia, Team Falcon Dev from Ecuador, Team OaSys from [...]

Microsoft Defies Recession to Gain Record Revenue

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Microsoft Defies Recession to Gain Record Revenue

Software major Microsoft has announced quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, a 5% increase from the prior year period. The company said strong business demand and holiday sales have helped drive record revenue and EPS. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.99 [...]

How Microsoft Plans to Sell Cloud to Companies

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How Microsoft Plans to Sell Cloud to Companies

When it’s difficult to sell technology, tech vendors start selling terminology. That holds true for cloud computing, too. While cloud has yet to prove its utility as a utility computing technology, marketers are packaging and repackaging their traditional offerings to lure enterprise buyers with baits of different types. [ Also Read: Ali Shadman Reveals the [...]

Tech Leaders to Support Data Privacy Day

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Tech Leaders to Support Data Privacy Day

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, announced Thursday that official sponsors Intel, eBay Inc. and partner sponsors Microsoft, Intuit, Comcast and NQ Mobile (formerly NetQin Mobile) will support Data Privacy Day 2012. Coordinated and led by the NCSA, Data Privacy Day [...]

Netflix Extends Xbox Support to Latin America

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Netflix Extends Xbox Support to Latin America

Netflix released a new member experience on Wednesday for Xbox 360 that makes it easier to discover and instantly watch TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix on the Microsoft entertainment console. In addition, Netflix members in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico can enjoy Netflix on their TVs using Xbox. “For the first time, the [...]

Justin Bieber is Most Searched Person of 2011

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Justin Bieber is Most Searched Person of 2011

According to Bing searches, 2011 was the year of musical superstars, continued celebrity fascination, concern for human tragedy and new royalty. From rising stars and weddings to intense trials and natural disasters, Bing has captured history through the searches that mark the year’s most important people, places and moments in time. Based on the aggregation [...]

How Educators Use Technology in the Classroom

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How Educators Use Technology in the Classroom

During an award ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 2011 Global Forum Educator Awards. This year’s winners were selected from more than 115 projects, narrowed from more than 200,000 applicants, who competed at national and regional events over the course of the year to [...]

Yahoo!, Microsoft, AOL in New Display Ad Agreements

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Yahoo!, Microsoft, AOL in New Display Ad Agreements

Yahoo!, Microsoft Corp. and AOL have announced new agreements aimed to improve the process of buying and selling premium online display inventory. The agreements will allow ad networks operated by Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL to offer each other’s premium nonreserved online display inventory to their respective advertising customers. While agencies and advertisers can continue to [...]

Cyber Education Programs for K-12 Schools

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Cyber Education Programs for K-12 Schools

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) – a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens – announced Friday, Oct. 28, that on behalf of the National Cybersecurity Education Council (NCEC) it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the National Institute [...]

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to Keynote Nokia World 2011

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to Keynote Nokia World 2011

Nokia is getting ready for its biggest event of the year – Nokia World 2011, hosted in London at ICC London ExCel from October 26-27.  The opening keynote speech will be given by president and CEO, Stephen Elop (pictured above), and will outline the latest Nokia news including the progress of Nokia’s new strategy announced [...]

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