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July 17, 2016
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Last year’s Imagine Cup winners look to launch a fashion business, share an artistic game and take the world to outer space

Juliana Pirani got her first sewing machine at age 13. Growing up in São Paulo, Brazil, she was interested in fashion but never envisioned the possibility of what she is about to do with it now: Start her own business … Continue reading

April 25, 2014
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Microsoft officially welcomes the Nokia Devices and Services business

Microsoft and the Nokia Devices and Services business are coming together as one to deliver a family of devices and services that will delight consumers and empower businesses. REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. announced it has … Continue reading

August 23, 2013
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Board of directors initiates succession process; Ballmer remains CEO until successor is named. REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 23, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
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To Celebrate Kids Helping Kids Across the Globe, Microsoft Sponsors First U.S. We Day

As part of its YouthSpark initiative to create opportunities for youth, Microsoft welcomes 15,000 students to We Day at Seattle’s KeyArena. SEATTLE — March 27, 2013 — At the age of 12, while looking for the morning comics in the … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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‘Most Verbose’: Meet Microsoft’s Original MVP

Twenty years ago, Calvin Hsia created a list of the “Most Verbose People” on a CompuServe forum that became Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional program. REDMOND, Wash. – It’s 1993, and you need technical support. Who you gonna call? Most techies … Continue reading

November 13, 2012
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Steve Ballmer Talks Up Windows 8 and Windows Phone in Europe and Israel

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was in Europe and Israel last week to showcase Microsoft’s wave of newly updated products, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Surface with Windows RT. He reinforced to customers, developers, students and others that the … Continue reading

July 12, 2011
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Imagine Cup Competitors Fired Up by Ballmer, Sachs, and Crowley; Finalists Announced

*Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley opened the Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals on Friday night. The competition heated up over the weekend with the first set of finalists being announced Sunday … Continue reading

June 28, 2011
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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Globally

*World-class collaboration tools are now available for businesses large and small.* NEW YORK — June 28, 2011 — Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s newest cloud service. Office … Continue reading