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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Finds Its Latest Inspiration in This All-Deaf High School Football Team

What's in a playbook?

During this weekend's NFL playoffs on NBC, Microsoft debuted "Football, Teamwork and Technology," an ad featuring the Eagles, the California School for the Deaf's football team.  "We're a brotherhood, we're a…

Microsoft Seeks Unity This Holiday by Gathering Activists of All Stripes for an Art Project

The making of 'The Art of Harmony'

It's been a divisive year. In the interest of making unity a thing again, Microsoft just released "The Art of Harmony," an uplifting piece of work that features real people,…

Microsoft Sings a Weird Ditty About Why Macbooks Suck, Just for Fun

Inferior to the Surface Pro 4, or just different?

Microsoft is still getting catty with Apple. This time, in song. A new ad for the Surface Pro 4 pokes fun at the Macbook Air, continuing one of the Windows giant's…

Love, Grit and Hypothermia: The Real Story Behind Xbox's Insane 'Survival Billboard'

McCann London goes through heaven and hell

Last November, Xbox celebrated the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider in the U.K. with quite a sadistic stunt in London. It challenged eight Lara Croft fans to stand…

Microsoft Makes Peace With Apple in a Holiday Stunt That's Surprisingly Sweet

Harmony on 5th Avenue

Having weathered plenty of Microsoft attacks over the years—including the well-known Windows Phone spots that mercilessly mocked Siri—Apple might have had reason to feel skeptical, perhaps even hostile, when it…

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…

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