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Microsoft and LinkedIn: A Primer for Social Marketers

Simply Measured

When I heard the news that Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 This is the perfect match for both the Microsoft brand and the LinkedIn brand. Now, let’s break down the facts of this acquisition, the implications for Microsoft and LinkedIn, and what it means for you as a social marketer. How will LinkedIn help Microsoft achieve this mission?

Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new site or service called Sway. Right now there’s no word from Microsoft officially about what this new product, service, or website will be. But based on the number of domain names that have been purchased recently by Microsoft and their private acquisition of the Sway.com domain name leads me to believe that Sway is launching soon.

Microsoft’s new logo

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft, one of the world’s most pervasive brands has revealed a new logo.  According to Mircosoft’s blog this represents a new era for Microsoft, so a logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning. Microsoft got its font design wrong in two ways. Microsoft’s New Logo. Microsoft reveals simpler new logo.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. Related posts: Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi. Marketing Sincere Marketing Social Media Social Networking Metavana Microsoft. We approached this space through the lens of Chaos Theory and non-linear mathematics.

Microsoft Announces Internet Explorer Replacement

The Social Media Incubator

Microsoft officially announced today at Build 2015  the new Windows 10 browser would be called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge will be a clean, minimalistic browser with little to no icons or menus to slow page speed. It will also incorporate Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana. The new browser will be shipping with Windows 10 when it is launched later in 2015.

10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft

Convince & Convert

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Microsoft Office for Android and iOS? Adobe holds the answer.

Josh S Peters

I recently read an interesting article on The Guardian about  Microsoft releasing apps for the iPad. The Guardian article points out several times that Microsoft’s biggest driver behind any play here would be revenue. For a solution, Microsoft doesn’t have to turn much farther than Adobe who is already working hard to capture the mobile working crowd.

The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

Stay N' Alive

As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. In fact, I was so excited that despite Press not getting complimentary Surface tablets (or even trial ones) at Microsoft's recent Windows Build conference, I went out and bought my own. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

Microsoft Working on Project Madeira

Bill Hartzer

Based on domain name registrations by Microsoft in the past few days, Microsoft appears to be working on a project called “Microsoft Madeira” It could also be called “Project Madeira” I haven’t seen anything related to this yet based on a Google search: https://www.google.com/search?&safe=off&q=%22microsoft+madeira%22. projectmadera.com.

What Microsoft Taught Me About Self Promotion

Spin Sucks

learned that lesson during my 13 years at Microsoft. Nevertheless, during the years at Microsoft, I learned to regularly note and promote my achievements. Microsoft is, by and large, a male-dominated culture. He had worked at Microsoft for a time, though we never worked together, and I had never met him before. left Microsoft in 2007, but my reputation may never leave.

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove Microsoft.com and Microsoftstore.com from the Google index. All because Microsoft is infringing on their copyright. But, this one was one that might just deserve a Darwin Award.

Me & Microsoft: Round 2

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Microsoft / Me & Microsoft: Round 2 | Subcribe via RSS Me & Microsoft: Round 2 March 7th, 2010 Posted in Microsoft Tweet Share 10 months ago, I had the misfortune of being one of many Microsoft casualties in their rounds of layoffs.  It was a pretty jarring experience losing your job and all. 

Me & Microsoft: Round 2

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Microsoft / Me & Microsoft: Round 2 | Subcribe via RSS Me & Microsoft: Round 2 March 7th, 2010 Posted in Microsoft Tweet Share 10 months ago, I had the misfortune of being one of many Microsoft casualties in their rounds of layoffs.  It was a pretty jarring experience losing your job and all. 

Microsoft’s Bing Does Not Support HTTPs SNI

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting post on GitHub , the user tkrotoff has apparently contacted Bing Webmaster Support with questions about why Bing Webmaster Tools will not accept his website’s sitemap file. He is trying to tell Bing’s Webmaster Tools about his sitemap file and it give him an error when he submits the file. His website, https://osteo15.com/, uses HTTPs SNI ( Server Name Indication ).

Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook and Microsoft  are going under, as in underwater: The two tech giants will team up to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The new cable, MAREA, will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic upon its completion, with eight fiber pairs and an estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second, and Facebook and Microsoft said the capacity will help meet growing demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services. We think this is how most subsea cable systems will be built in the future.

Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers

Laurel Papworth

I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft. **. blogs Education Online Communities social media Social Media Australia social networks australian Course Microsoft pil teachers Twitter workshop But how do you master it? Information about the courses. Your Voice Vs Organisation Voice.

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

There was  no question really when Microsoft offered.  Hell, Microsoft throws away millions of dollars on everything you could imagine.  But I handled it with grace, dignity and patiently waited as I knew in time as I would eventually find my way back in the halls of Microsoft. This isn’t a knock on Microsoft, I just find myself more drawn to competing products. 

Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8

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Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. But when it comes to Windows 8, iPad may be grounded on the fact that Microsoft’s firmware is more enterprise friendlier and innovative. As per reports, Microsoft has tied up with a number of OEMs including the Asian giants like Asus, Huawei, ZTE and Acer.

Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency

Stay N' Alive

Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information. It's safe to say that Microsoft, like Marty of "Back to the Future" was ahead of his time.

Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi Mahajan the World Wide Director of the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. His Below is a transcript of some Q&A that I captured with Romi …. 1) What is your vision for Microsoft and Digital Marketing? The Microsoft Digital Marketing suite covers many but not all of the aspects of the digital marketing. 

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is up to something. I’m not sure what, but I am really curious as to why Microsoft recently registered 26 domain names at once: all related to the word contosoyams. From my research so far, I have not been able to find any references anywhere to contosoyams, and can only determine that this is a fictitious word made up by someone at Microsoft. contosoyams.net.

Facial Recognition: Microsoft Website Tells You How Old You Are

Bill Hartzer

A website by Microsoft is using facial recognition to tell you how old you are. It’s kind of interesting to play around with this site and the technology, I am surprised that Microsoft chose a domain name that has a hyphen in it in order to show off their facial recognition technology. And if you ask me, it’s actually pretty accurate. The website, called How Old Do I Look?

Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft failed to renew the domain name Engyro.com recently when it came up for renewal. Engyro was a company that Microsoft acquired in 2007 , was based in Cincinnati, and made the Product Connector Suite which helped enterprises with event sharing and synchronization between Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and other management tools. diagrams.biz. engyro.com. pss.biz.

Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network

Bill Hartzer

So.Cl (pronounced “social”) is a social sharing network currently in beta that was launched December 4, 2012 as an experiment by Microsoft FUSE Labs to provide a social media platform for students to share content with others. You can either sign up with your Facebook ID, or a present Microsoft Windows ID. Each new picture that you find can be a source of amusement, and introspection.

Apparently There Will Be No More Mobile Innovating At Microsoft

Bill Hartzer

Apparently there will be no more mobile innovation at Microsoft. Well, at least that’s the impression you get if you look at the domain names that Microsoft did not renew. Microsoft, obviously on purpose, has chosen not to renew this group of domain names, as they will soon be available for anyone to register: innovateonmobile.com. innovateonmobile.net. Go to [link].

Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens

Bill Hartzer

So, when I saw today that Microsoft registered two domain names with hyphens in them (multiple hyphens), and they didn’t purchase the domains without hyphens, I cringed. Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Registrant Street: One Microsoft Way, Registrant City: Redmond. Admin Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Tech Organization: Microsoft Corporation.

Pinterest Sweepstakes Microsoft Mouse Design: Case Study With BJ O'Hare

Diva Marketing Blog

BJ O'Hare , social media lead for Microsoft Hardware Team, graciously agreed to tell us the back-story in a Diva Marketing Mini Case Interview. About BJ O'Hare - BJ O’Hare is the Social Media Lead for the Microsoft Hardware Team. BJ O’Hare/Microsoft : Pinterest is a great way to virtually express yourself and be creative. Microsoft Hardware Blog. examples. Windows.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. It does not appear that any of the.com domains are owned by Microsoft at this point. searchengineoptimizationforbing.net. searchengineoptimizationforbing.org. seoforbing.info.

Our Rant About Microsoft Email: Microsoft Abandons Web Standards.

PWB Marketing Blog

Did Microsoft Just Buy Vericen.com, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers: vericen.com. Well, most likely it was NOT Microsoft that registered this domain name. Here’s why. Registrar URL: [link].

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Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com. Today was an exception, though, as Microsoft as acquired a whopping 47 domain names. Tweet This!

How Being Organized Can Change Your Life

Spin Sucks

Because this was before Microsoft and fancy smart phone technology , I had to make lists using a pen and paper!  . entrepreneur Time Management administrative professional executive assistant file folders microsoft SmartphonesBy Dawn M. Buford. would not be where I am today if it were not for my organizational skills.  . wanted to be a lawyer.  . Organize Your Tasks. Tomorrow; and.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School. New York-based Katrina is the Senior Director / VP Worldwide Digital Marketing for Microsoft. That will be our top focus for next year. Stacey Acevero. sacevero.

Retaining Customers Requires Innovation

Convince & Convert

So, imagine the shock when users of Microsoft’s online storage system OneDrive discovered that things would be changing. OneDrive is part of the package that comes with Office 365 Home and Personal, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription SaaS offering. But Microsoft discovered that people were actually using it. So what did they do? highlight to tweet).

Microsoft Sitcom Coming? Microsoft Registers MicroSitcom Domains

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft Corporation just registered two interesting domain names: Micrositcom.com. Certainly, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an upcoming sitcom related to Microsoft. Google search for “micrositcom” doesn’t really bring up anything interesting or related to Microsoft. Micrositcom.net. So, who knows what the plans are? Domain Names

Find Brand Clarity With Four Identity Fixes

Spin Sucks

Branding Marketing Apple brand clarity customer identity crisis customer targets decluttering the less relevant products and services distinguish your products from the competition microsoft Q-tips RadioShack rediscover your target customer Surface Book Understand how to improve your customers’ livesDaniel Hilbert discusses how brands can reorient and discover their target customer.

The Internet: A Decade of Explosive Growth and Changes

Social Marketing Forum

Infographics history infographic Internet a decade later MicrosoftCan you still imagine a world or business without Internet? Almost impossible, isn’t it? Especially young people often wondered how their parents managed things without Internet over a decade ago. Shopping, research, communication, these days it all happens online. Bestedsites.com created an infographic, ‘The Internet, A Decade Later’, showing the change of the internet the past [.].

The Gadgets of the Future: The Microsoft Courier

Social Media Citizens

LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? microsoft. alexa amazon amazonecho appoftheweek apple chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook flogg google guestcontributor heatherbeckman jwalterthompson jwt linkedin livestreaming microsoft mirum mirumagency montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb radiosegment radiostation siri socialmedia soundcloud technology terrydimonte twitter wpp youtube

Facebook's Secret Inbox

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How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

Convince & Convert

Microsoft Event. Forget the Apple Keynote for the time being, because Microsoft’s October 6 hardware event created a “ magical experience ” for anyone that was watching. In less than two hours, Microsoft introduced a ton of new Windows 10 products, including their Surface Book notebook computer. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO. Only time will tell.

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The Road To Being A Billionaire

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Prior to that, Hsieh sold his other company, LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million dollars in 1999. microsoft. amazon businessbook deliveringhappiness foundationpodcast kevinrose lasvegas linkexchange microsoft tonyhsieh venturecapital zapposIf you don't know who Tony Hsieh is, you have to read this. I've blogged about Hsieh before. Astonishing. business book. kevin rose.

The Rise of Mobile Media and the Fall of Advertising Media [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

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