Funny how sometimes companies need to re-learn their own lessons. As I ponder the massive popularity of FROZEN, I can’t help but shake my head and wonder “What took Disney so long?” Back in 1989, Disney Animation was moribund. The 1980s had not been kind to the studio, which had only …more
Originally published on Microsoft For Work on April 18, 2014. To execute the most effective marketing strategy for your business, you need a marketing department that actively partners with your IT department to tap into data—and new opportunities. Despite CMOs and CIOs having different viewpoints on almost everything, the most …more
As noted by the Seattle Times, Pike Place Market is setting up a new satellite Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays at the Microsoft Commons starting in mid-June. The Microsoft Farmers Market, which will include everything from organic vegetables to flowers, will operate every Tuesday until October. I can’t wait!
The New York Times Dialect Survey was the site’s most popular post of 2013. The data behind it is based on the extensive research of Scott Golder and his team in the early 2000s, and Scott discusses how things have changed in the ten years since he conducted his research—including …more
Originally published on March 19, 2014 here: Microsoft News. In March, 2014, Microsoft announced that “Project Spark” beta program is extending onto Xbox One. Microsoft launched “Project Spark” Beta on Windows 8.1 devices in December 2013 and since then people are creating their old game worlds using this game’s revolutionary toolset. Since it …more
Original article published here. A small, covert team of engineers at Microsoft cast aside suggestions that the company spend US$60 million to turn its 500-acre headquarters into a smart campus to achieve energy savings and other efficiency gains. Instead, applying an “Internet of Things meets Big Data” approach, the team …more
Heritage, much-loved and foolproof handset brought back from the ashes with powerful PureView imaging capabilities. Initially released in the year 2000, the Nokia 3310 went on to be one of the most successful mobile phones ever. More than 125 million were sold and, thanks to a small group of Nokia …more
I believe that one of the addictive qualities of car ownership is the endless hackability of a vehicle. As proof in point, take a look at these awesome vehicle hacks, which are all that more impressive when you consider that these are 3,000+ pounds of metal and plastic moving at …more