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Microsoft Research - Illumishare
Seen at Microsoft Research's TechFest 2012, IllumiShare enables remote people to share any physical or digital object on any surface. It is a low-cost, peripheral device that looks like a desk lamp, and just like a lamp lights up a surface at which it is pointed, IllumiShare shares a surface. To do this, IllumiShare uses a camera-projector pair where the camera captures video of the local workspace and sends it to the remote space and the projector projects video of the remote workspace onto the local space. With IllumiShare, people can sketch together using real ink and paper, remote meeting attendees can interact with conference room whiteboards, and children can have remote play dates in which they play with real toys.
Xbox 360 Maintains Lead in U.S. Console Market in January,
Ends 2011 as No. 1 Console Worldwide
9 Feb 2012
Xbox 360 sold more than 270,000 units in January, maintaining the number-one console
spot in the U.S. This marks the thirteenth straight month Xbox 360 was the top-selling
console in the U.S.
Last week, Xbox 360 was revealed as the number-one selling console worldwide in 2011,
according to publicly disclosed financial data from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
you think iPhone's touch response is fast enough?
Microsoft Working To Cut Touch Screen Lag To Just One Millisecond
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Touched an iPad lately? What about a car navigation system? What about a Windows Phone? To be honest, most modern touchscreens are fairly responsive. It's not often that a high-quality device with a touch panel these days suffers from notable lag. Some of the old resistive panels could use some gusto, but the iPhone for example seems adequately fast. But it's not fast enough, says Microsoft. The company's research labs are working on a new touch screen system that cuts lag to just one millisecond, well below the threshold of human recognition. If this technology could be ported to touch panel devices, the entire usage scenario would change. Swipes would be faster, and chores would be finished in less time. Ready to see what the future holds? There's a video for that.
Siraan ba ang iPhone
Bakit noticeable ba at madaming nagrereklamo?
Microsoft makes World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Apple, Google, Facebook don’t
Mar. 18, 2011
Each year, a list comes out of the most ethical companies in the world, and there’s a surprising amount of tech companies you’d expect to find on it that are missing. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that actually demonstrate “real and sustained ethical leadership within their industry.” So which companies made it? Microsoft was on there, but big names like Facebook, Google, and Apple are not.
More than 3,000 companies apply to the Ethisphere Institute’s annual list. Ethisphere ranks them based on factors like history of regulatory infractions, sustainable business practices, and peer nominations. There’s no set number of companies that make the list each year. Thirty-six of this year’s companies are new to the list, and 26 dropped off of the list. “Drop-offs” usually occur due to litigation and ethics violations, as well as increased competition from their industry.
In Microsoft’s case, the company started making something they call “Corporate Citizenship” a priority, which honors non-profit organizations to work on strengthening economies, addressing societal challenges, and promoting a healthy online ecosystem, among other things. This helped to follow the negative fallout from its antitrust trials. Microsoft has since donated millions of dollars to non-profits. It also doesn’t hurt that Bill Gates is quite the philanthropist, evidenced after his loss of his position as Fortune’s World’s Richest Man because he donated a chunk of his wealth to charity.
As mentioned above, any company that has had significant legal trouble in the last five years are out of the running, which eliminates Google due to the European Union’s antitrust investigation.
Besides Microsoft, who else made the list? Tech companies on there include Cisco, eBay, Salesforce, Symantec, Hitachi, Adobe, Teradata, Xerox, GE, and Avaya. Surprisingly, Zappos is listed under the “Internet” category, even though it was bought by Amazon in 2009. Best Buy is listed under “Specialty Retail,” but seems to be the only tech-centric retail store on the list. T-Mobile is listed as a telecom service.
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The Ethisphere Institute, a New York-based international think-tank focused on business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability, started publishing this list in 2007. This year, the institute received nearly 5,000 submissions for consideration from companies in over 100 countries and 36 industries, a record high that shows that companies these days are increasingly seeking acknowledgement for their high ethical standards.
“As it becomes more competitive, more companies see the value of it," said Stefan Linssen, editor-in-chief of Ethisphere Magazine, the quarterly publication of the institute. "Being an ethical company is very important, particularly since 2008, when the financial crisis hit and certain industries, if not all, declined. A lot of companies wanted to show to their customers that they’re ethical companies, ethical businesses. So they focus on recognition like these as a credible third party validation. And as the award continues to go on, every year, it continues to grow and gain more influence.”
As fanboys around the world get their hands on the spanking new iPad officially released today, Microsoft (MSFT) can take comfort that it’s gotten itself onto one prestigious list that Apple (AAPL) has not.
For the second year running, Microsoft can boast of being listed on the Ethisphere Institute’s table of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, an honor that its tech rivals Apple, Google (GOOG), and Facebook cannot claim.
2012 WORLD'S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES
- Computer Software
Adobe Systems USA
Symantec Corporation USA
Teradata Corporation USA
Wipro Ltd India
- Computer Hardware
Hitachi Data Systems USA
Intel Corporation USA
- Consumer Electronics
Texas Instruments USA
Xerox Corporation USA
eBay Inc. USA
Microsoft has a long history of being patient and successful with their products.
- Windows Desktop OS
- Windows Server OS
- MS Office
- Internet Explorer
- Dynamics ERP
Same strategy is being applied on Windows Phone. Windows 8 is part of this strategy and Windows 8 will give windows phone a solid and viable ecosystem.
On Long-Term Strategy
Microsoft is very rich and very patient. Riding on a comfortable cushion of
Office, server, and business software profits, it can afford to draw out a
long-term strategy. And this patience has paid off for Microsoft before. The
Xbox group started with several unprofitable years, but has since become a
money-maker for the company.
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How Microsoft grew into a giant
April 13, 2012
The tech giant was a no-name startup when it launched its MSDOS operating
system in the 1980s. But the open environment it created with developers
fueled its explosive growth.
the same strategy (open environment) is being used now by Google on its Android OS.
Microsoft at CeBIT 2012: “Microsoft Heartbeat – The Power of Design”
Posted on March 5, 2012
”Design also says something about the state of a company. We used to
define ourselves by our software’s functionality. Today the question at
Microsoft is how we people can get to grips with this wonderful new digital
world and enjoy it, whether we want to entrust it with our data and if we
can control it. This is a question of integrated design.”
Microsoft's Design Drive
By Dina Bass on April 19, 2012
In 2010, Jon Bell was an interaction designer in the Seattle office of Frog Design, the company that created the beige cases for some of the iconic early Apple (AAPL) computers. Like many of his colleagues—and most of his profession—he worshiped Steve Jobs. While he’d owned a series of iPhones and MacBooks, he’d never purchased a Windows PC.
Still, in November 2010 curiosity led him to the mall to check out a Samsung phone running Microsoft’s (MSFT) brand-new Windows Phone software. It looked different from anything else on the market, a lively grid of different-sized rectangles with smooth transitions between apps. “I just had this spidey-sense that I couldn’t put into words,” says Bell. He bought the phone. Minutes later, he texted a friend at Microsoft to ask about jobs there. Bell, 33, joined in January 2011 and is now a Windows Phone design lead. His colleagues were aghast. “Unanimously, they said, ‘They’re doomed, that’s it, turn out the lights,’” he recalls.
Metro Design's Superiority
Microsoft has been gradually rolling out Metro on its major platforms over the past few years. It arrived on Windows phones in 2010, when it caught Bell’s eye, and took over the Xbox interface in 2011. Earlier this month it got its most public outing yet with the highly publicized debut of Nokia’s (NOK) Lumia 900 phone. In the fall, it’ll come to computer and tablet screens everywhere with the launch of Windows 8. Young Kim, an industrial design manager for Microsoft, says the company is taking cues from Metro for future hardware products as well, including the next Xbox. To Gadi Amit, principal designer at NewDealDesign, the San Francisco-based agency behind products like the Fitbit activity tracker, Metro is the best design work Microsoft’s ever done. “From a purely design standpoint, it’s really superior to Apple,” he says.
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