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Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

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At Tuesday’s reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft showed off their next generation Kinect sensor. Our friends up in Redmond don’t want you to forget that the new Kinect unit will also be heading to Windows. Microsoft released the original software development kit (SDK) in the spring of 2011 for Windows 7. The goal of the program was to expand Kinect’s usage scenario through 3rd party and...

Windows Phone advertisements pop up at AMC theaters and gives your popcorn bag a makeover

Windows Phone advertisements pop up at AMC theaters and gives your popcorn bag a makeover

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Microsoft’s push for Windows Phone has to lead to advertising popping up in a variety of locations; the latest includes your popcorn bag at AMC Theaters. The American movie theater chain’s popcorn bag features a blown up view of Windows Phone’s signature start screen with a side caption reading “Meet the only phone with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to what matters most.”...

Microsoft and the NFL get together to bring you the ultimate football experience

Microsoft and the NFL get together to bring you the ultimate football experience

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Microsoft has been wrapped up in sports deals for the last few days and yesterday’s partnership with the National Football League, was yet another welcome addition. The NFL and Microsoft plan to upgrade interactive TV viewing for football fans through the company’s latest entertainment console, Xbox One. The $400 million deal was announced Tuesday and will be set into effect as early as...

Microsoft partners with Realmadrid foundation to bring youths closer to technology

Microsoft partners with Realmadrid foundation to bring youths closer to technology

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Earlier today, Microsoft and the Realmadrid Foundation commenced an endeavor for social projects in Latin America and the Caribbean by way of pen and paper. The recently signed agreement focuses on bringing software and cash donations to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. In addition, Microsoft will provide hundreds of millions of young people with their YouthSpark...

Microsoft partners with Major League Soccer on exclusive Windows 8 app: get closer to the game

Microsoft partners with Major League Soccer on exclusive Windows 8 app: get closer to the game

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Yesterday at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, Microsoft announced their multi-year partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS); the two companies are announcing a unique Windows 8 app to bring the globally loved game even closer to its fans. The partnership is part of MLS' goal to be known as "the smartest league"; taking advantage of the latest technology to deliver "cutting-edge...