Microsoft

Microsoft Planner App Tackles Project Management

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Microsoft has launched Planner, a project management app that will change the way users interact with their everyday planning needs. Planner’s announcement came today on Microsoft’s blog. The project management app was released for free, under the Office 360 suite. Planner focuses on helping users with project…

Microsoft

What Does the New Microsoft Look Like? [Infographic]

By | Apr 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Over the years Microsoft has had three CEOs, each with a different vision for the company, with each change defining an new era for the company. Under the guidance of Bill Gates, the company saw a steady incline in value. Under Gates’s successor Steve…

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Digital Work Accelerator Event Doubles as Pitch Practice

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! Coming up with an idea is easy, but developing it into a startup is hard. And…

Amazon

Women on Company Boards Saw Increase in 2014

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

It seems that company boards are becoming less of an old-school boys’ club. While men still make up a majority of that populace, women are slowly increasing their numbers on corporate boards. According to the report from Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization that tracks…

Business

Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the likes of Facebook, Google,…

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Business

New Microsoft Podcast Features George Takei in First Episode

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Next at Microsoft blog is a place where the company highlights some of the greatest upcoming innovations that could have potentially dramatic effects on our overall society. Often featuring people from various industries providing their expertise or their opinions on what’s next in…

Business

Microsoft’s Diversity Stats Reveal Progress Towards Closing Its Employee Diversity Gap

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Diversity in Silicon Valley and the tech industry as a whole have been and will continue to become a dominating and contentious issue. While many within the industry claim that new policies and programs are being implemented to promote the growth of women and non-whites among…

Inspiration

Bill Gates Shares His Favorite Books in 2014, with LEGO Video

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 7:00 am

Bill Gates had me at books and LEGO. This year Gates shared the list of best books he read, which were mainly about economics and business. Some books were published in 2014, others earlier. Gates’ list and his review include: Business Adventures, by John…

Business

Amidst Midterm Elections, Silicon Valley Campaign Donations Higher Than Ever

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

In an effort to engage the public in a national conversation about politics and to encourage voters to take part in the next week’s midterm elections, NPR launched an initiative to help people organize their very own 2014 election parties. Utilizing Googlecast, it’s the organization’s…

Apple

5 Reasons Most Tech Startups Fail

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Starting and maintaining a business isn’t easy, but starting and maintaining a tech company is something else altogether. A study conducted by Startup Compass found that over 90% of all tech startups fail. In this article we take a look at the top 5…

Fashion

Those Are Some Cool Wireless Charging Pants

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers was unveiled this week in London as part of a new collaboration between Microsoft Inc. and British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. The trousers, described as a “wearable chino” by Sauvage to Business Insider, have been fitted with…

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft’s Stress Sensing Bra: A Cautionary Tale

By | Dec 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

Originally this was going to be a story about a crazy, potentially controversial product in the works by Microsoft Research–a bra with built-in sensors that would alert women to when they were emotionally eating. However, upon further research, the focus of this piece has…

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Seattle

The Hottest IT Trend Steps up to Bat with the FTC

By | Nov 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) having recently met to discuss the regulation on what has been popularized as “The Internet of Things,” new regulation may be on its way to better control the data that more and more of our everyday devices are generating….

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Los Angeles

YieldMetrics Shows You What Happens Behind the Scenes in Display Advertising

By | Jan 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Another sign that the L.A. tech scene is diverse and growing, YieldMetrics announced a seed round of $1.7 million, led by GRP Partners. It’s no surprise that this round was coming, given that YieldMetrics is already profitable, with more clients than the two founders, CEO…