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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 domain name leads me to believe that Sway is launching soon.

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’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.

10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft

Convince & Convert

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.

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 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.

[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too


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?

Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

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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.

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


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

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 and 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

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,, uses HTTPs SNI ( Server Name Indication ).

Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft failed to renew the domain name 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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: Go to [link].

Facebook Employees Gain Access to Microsoft Office 365

SocialTimes Facebook

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 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 search engine. It does not appear that any of domains are owned by Microsoft at this point.

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.

Facebook, Google Team Up on Subsea Cable Across Pacific Ocean

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Facebook announced in May that it teamed up with Microsoft  and Telxius Cable on MAREA , a similar project beneath the Atlantic Ocean, with completion expected in October 2017. Facebook Google Applications apps Atlantic Ocean Data Centers Hong Kong Japan Los Angeles MAREA Microsoft Najam Ahmad Pacific Light Cable Network Pacific Light Data Communication Pacific Ocean PLCN Subsea Cables Telxius CableFacebook announced that it is teaming up with Google and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a state-of-the-art subsea cable  under the Pacific Ocean.

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Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots

Spin Sucks

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.

Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

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Codorniou also spoke with Kurt Wagner  of Recode , who asked him about whether Workplace would include a document tool along the lines of Microsoft’s Word or Excel, and he replied: The priority for us is for everybody in the company to use the basic product and then we will explore other projects. The service will be offered free-of-charge to nonprofits and educational institutions. Norway.

Did Microsoft Just Buy, 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: Well, most likely it was NOT Microsoft that registered this domain name. Here’s why. Registrar URL: [link].


Our Rant About Microsoft Email: Microsoft Abandons Web Standards.

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Are Chatbots Right for Your Brand?

Ignite Social Media

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!

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.

Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today

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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

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.

The LinkedIn Mastermind Behind The Future Of Work

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LinkedIn was recently acquired by Microsoft for over $26 billion. microsoft. airbnb brand businessblog businessbook charlierose digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog economics economy facebook futureofwork jwalterthompson jwt linkedin marketing marketingblog microsoft mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog mitchjoel paypal paypalmafia reidhoffman siliconvalley technology thealliance thestartofyou work  wppIf anyone knows about the state of work and the economy, it would have to be Reid Hoffman. Hoffman is a known entity. brand. business blog.

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).

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

SocialTimes Facebook

Product manager Krishna Kalpathy added in a developer blog post  that those services include Booker, BookingBug, Front Desk, Microsoft Bookings, Pingup, Schedulicity , Setster and Welcome to Facebook. Now Facebook wants to make sure you never have to leave. Users can also turn to the social network’s recommendations bookmark. Request Time: Coordinate your bookings. today.

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. 

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.

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: 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

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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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