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Topic: Microsoft

Take a Deep Dive Into Microsoft's Vision of a Digitally Seamless and Collaborative Future

Dreams of tomorrow's workflow

Microsoft is back with the latest installment in its "Productivity Future Vision" series—and this time, it's drifting through the story of a marine biologist, Kat, and a corporate executive, Lola,…

Microsoft's Valentine's Advice: Break Up With Siri and Start Seeing Cortana

Timely love notes from m:united

Ever since Microsoft introduced Cortana, its personal assistant for the Windows Phone, it's been slamming Siri for her vanity and uselessness. Now, for Valentine's Day, it's proposing that you give…

Xbox Can't Advertise Destiny, the Game. So It Made Destiny, the Fake Perfume

A fragrant slap at Sony's deal with Activision

Xbox cannot explicitly advertise the launch of the highly anticipated first-person shooter Destiny. So, it came up with clever trick to draw attention anyway: Promote a nonexistent cologne with the…

Microsoft Creates a Surprisingly Amusing Game to Help Wean Us Off Windows XP

Evade IE6 icons and the dreaded Clippy

With millions of Windows XP users clinging desperately to the reliable but officially obsolete operating system, Microsoft has created a surprisingly fun new game to nudge us all into the…

The Story of Microsoft's 'Bliss,' One of the Most Famous Photos Ever Taken

Photographer of XP wallpaper tells all

Microsoft wants to make sure you remember the famous image of the blue sky and rolling pasture that graced so many computer screens for so long. As the world mourns (or…

21 Reasons the NewFronts Will Be Huge (No. 1: BuzzFeed Is In)

Web video showcase expanded to two weeks

This spring, get ready for a cocktail party with 5 Insanely Amazing Appetizers You Can't Stop Eating and a presentation focused on 13 Mind Blowing Reasons You Should Shift Dollars…

Microsoft Celebrates the Heroic Women of 2013 in Inspirational Bing Ad

Ladies of the year

Microsoft took a different approach this time with its year-end roundup for Bing. Instead of simply copying Google's Zeitgeist with its own year in review, it focused instead on the…

Did Xbox Really Ask Its Own Support Account for Hardware Help on Twitter?

Critics guess it was meant for fake user account

If true, this is rather embarrassing. Several Twitter users last night reportedly caught @Xbox tweeting an Xbox One support question to Microsoft's own @XboxSupport team. The assumption, of course, is…

Anime Ass-Kicker Is the (Unofficial) Face of Internet Explorer 11

Why not bring Inori Aizawa to the U.S.?

She is the futuristic, robot-fighting anime personification of Internet Explorer. And her name is Inori Aizawa. Designed by Collateral Damage Studios for an Asian anime event, Inori stars in a…

The Big Guys Want the Spotlight at Next Year's NewFronts

Per IAB memo, the founding partners seek more control

The biggest companies in Web video are looking to assert more influence over the scheduling strategy for next year's Digital Content NewFronts. According to a memo from the Interactive Advertising Bureau,…

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