Microsoft and LinkedIn: A Primer for Social Marketers
JUNE 13, 2016
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
AUGUST 1, 2014
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
AUGUST 25, 2012
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
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
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.
10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 5, 2014
Read the whole entry. » Social Media Case Studies brand awareness corporate social media microsoft product branding skype social media branding social media magic social media strategy xbox At Rival IQ, we see tens of thousands of companies, products, and people come through our system. Small.
Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable
MAY 26, 2016
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.
The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
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 Announces Internet Explorer Replacement
The Social Media Incubator
APRIL 29, 2015
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.
[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too
JULY 5, 2016
Ben Donkor is a social media analyst at Microsoft, and is adamant about the importance of social media analytics for all businesses. In this exclusive chat you will discover why social analytics is something every organisation should be looking at, how Microsoft are using it, and how you can start. How has your social data been implemented elsewhere in Microsoft? https://t.co/oPFpp7ruQF
Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8
MAY 11, 2012
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 Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright
JULY 29, 2013
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.
Microsoft’s Bing Does Not Support HTTPs SNI
MAY 14, 2015
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 ).
Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name
APRIL 7, 2014
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.
Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers
MAY 21, 2013
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.
Facial Recognition: Microsoft Website Tells You How Old You Are
APRIL 30, 2015
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?
Facebook Employees Gain Access to Microsoft Office 365
JULY 13, 2016
Facebook reached a deal with Microsoft under which the social network’s more than 13,000 employees will use elements of web-based workplace productivity suite Office 365. Facebook Delve Email Facebook at Work Jay Greene Microsoft Office 365 Skype Skype for Business The Wall Street Journal Tim Campos YammerThe social network had already been using Office on-premises, Greene reported, adding that Facebook is still developing its own workplace communication and collaboration service, Facebook at Work. It’s not a binary thing.
Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names
OCTOBER 3, 2013
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.
Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
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.
Apparently There Will Be No More Mobile Innovating At Microsoft
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
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
JULY 2, 2014
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
APRIL 23, 2012
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
MAY 24, 2011
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.
Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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.
Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots
JULY 7, 2016
Google analytics Google's Allo internet browsing IRC MMS news feeds PR nightmare SMS social media management social media platforms Tay by Microsoft ui user interfaceFacebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger. To understand the growing power, here are ten social media truths about chatbots.
Did Microsoft Just Buy Vericen.com, a Typo Domain of Verizon?
APRIL 8, 2014
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].
Are Chatbots Right for Your Brand?
Ignite Social Media
JULY 12, 2016
Picture yourself needing to switch a flight, upgrade your cable package, or order a new smartphone. Perhaps you’d handle this online through your airline or service provider, maybe you’d call a customer service center, or even, gasp, go to the store! What if all of these could be accomplished almost instantaneously from a messaging app? To Chatbot or Not to Chatbot? Of course you do!
Our Rant About Microsoft Email: Microsoft Abandons Web Standards.
PWB Marketing Blog
MAY 24, 2011
How Being Organized Can Change Your Life
OCTOBER 13, 2015
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.
Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today
JULY 22, 2016
Now, Microsoft has gone and acquired LinkedIn for $26+ billion. microsoft. microsoft office. LinkedIn is the most powerful weapon you have in building your reputation. . believe this. Wholeheartedly. The problem, of course, is that we live in this strange new on-demand world. What do you want? What do you need? We can access almost anything with our smartphones and the flick of our thumb. A car. place to stay. Someone to mate with. You name it. It's all right there. Instantly. It's not a smartphone. We expect now, in real-time. Why doesn't everything work this fast? brand.
The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
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
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
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).
Laying Off Microsoft
JANUARY 4, 2011
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.
Find Brand Clarity With Four Identity Fixes
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
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.
LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?
JUNE 20, 2016
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
Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names
APRIL 20, 2011
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 the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 12, 2015
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.
Facebook's Secret Inbox
APRIL 25, 2016
App of the week: Microsoft Translator. microsoft. microsoft translator. amazon amazonkindle amazonkindleapp amazonkindleoasis appoftheweek businessinsider chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook facebookmessenger google guestcontributor heatherbeckman iphone iphoneapp jwalterthompson jwt kindle kindleapp kindleoasis kobo messenger microsoft microsofttranslator mirum mirumagency montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb radiosegment radiostation socialmedia soundcloud technology terrydimonte twitter wppchom fm.
The Future of The Digital Economy
MAY 1, 2015
During this conference, there was a panel discussion titled, The Future of The Digital Economy that featured Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook , Eric Schmidt from Google , Satya Nadella from Microsoft and Vittorio Colao from Vodafone. microsoft. Are you excited or worried about the future of the world? There are very divisive lines of thought when it comes to this question. computer.
The Road To Being A Billionaire
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
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.
Does Google Deserve More Credit?
OCTOBER 30, 2012
If you ask me, though, Google deserves much more credit for everything it does online, especially compared to its competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple (umm, maps?). Reality android Apple facebook facial recognition glasses project google Microsoft penguin privacy twitterSometimes I think Google deserves more credit. It’s not an isolated incident. Google+.