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NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

NYPD Partners With Microsoft on Crime-Fighting Technology

When a 911 is placed about a possible bomb threat somewhere in Manhattan, computer screens at NYPD offices across the city pop up with a warning along with interactive maps, radiation levels, and security footage. The system itself gives users easier access to arrest records, 911 calls, thousands [Full Story…]

Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future

Researchers use #NYT Archives to Predict the Future

  Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have partnered and begun work on software that takes 22 years of news archives to try to predict the future. Using New York Times archives, Wikipedia, and 90 other web resources, they hope to prevent future diseases, riots, and [Full Story…]

#Microsoft to Launch #SurfacePro at NY Invitation-Only Party

#Microsoft to Launch #SurfacePro at NY Invitation-Only Party

Microsoft’s Surface Pro will be officially available on Feb. 9. But a select few can purchase the new PC/tablet hybrid at a special launch the night before. Microsoft is holding an invitation-only party at a Best Buy in Union Square. According to ZDNet, the special guests (or “Surface 8 Windows [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Moves NY Operations to 11 Times Square, not #Silicon Alley

#Microsoft Moves NY Operations to 11 Times Square, not #Silicon Alley

Instead of selecting a hip headquarters in Chelsea or the Flatiron District like other tech companies, Microsoft Corp. is setting up its NY operations squarely in Midtown at 11 Times Square—just across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. According to The Wall Street Journal, it got a [Full Story…]

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

Online games for children just got safer after NY State purged the gaming accounts of more than 2,100 registered sex offenders. NBC News reports that this is Operation: Game Over's second initiative and the first time that NY’s Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators (e-STOP) has been [Full Story…]

#Pearson Invests $89.5M in Barnes & Noble’s #Nook

#Pearson Invests $89.5M in Barnes & Noble's #Nook

Pearson announced Friday that it is taking a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble’s Nook business. The British publisher and education company is investing $89.5 million just as Barnes & Noble announced that its e-reader business will fall short of projections and holiday sales are below [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Paints the #TimesSquare Shuttle Pink

#Microsoft Paints the #TimesSquare Shuttle Pink

Riders of the S train between Grand Central and Times Square are in for a massive dose of pink. According to Mashable, Microsoft’s subway ad campaign involves coating the interiors of shuttle cars with the same bright color as its Surface tablet’s ultra-thin touchcovers. Video screens play a [Full Story…]

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

A lengthy piece in The Real Deal (TRD) recently examined the NY real estate market's current tech boom. The market is having a difficult time defining a tech company in a world where almost everyone has a tech focus. Tech companies have brought expansion to real estate, but they still only represent [Full Story…]

Microsoft Launches #Windows8 at NY Event

Microsoft Launches #Windows8 at NY Event

At Microsoft’s official launch in NY of Windows 8, CEO Steve Ballmer projected that 670 million PCs will upgrade to the new software. Windows 8, which goes on sale Friday, allows users to write on the screen with fingers or a stylus. Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Sony, Asus and HP presented their new [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Pops Up in Times Square

#Microsoft Pops Up in Times Square

Microsoft will open an additional holiday shop in Manhattan later this month. Following the announcement of its initial  Time Warner Center location, a Times Square spot will open on Oct. 26, the same launch date of Windows 8 operating system. The software giant is opening 34 temporary shops across [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

Starting today, Microsoft's free "Wi-Fidelity" service will be available in hot spots around NY. According to TechCrunch, Boingo will be the provider for most of these hot spots. However, on November 1, more than 200 areas in NYC will also offer free Wi-Fi. This initiative is meant to hype up the [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Opens Retail Store in White Plains

#Microsoft Opens Retail Store in White Plains

Microsoft recently opened its 24th American retail store at The Westchester shopping mall in downtown White Plains. The new store is on the second floor of the mall and opened to a line of people that stretched to the parking lot, according to The Bedford Daily Voice. Microsoft provided giveaways, [Full Story…]

Microsoft Announces NY Holiday Pop-Up Store

Microsoft Announces NY Holiday Pop-Up Store

Microsoft will open a holiday pop-up shop in NY this year, according to Crain's. The space to be leased is located at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle and will be one of 30 total holiday shops in the U.S. There have been no details yet on the size of the store or the exact length of the [Full Story…]

New Microsoft Tablet Ads Surface Around NY

New Microsoft Tablet Ads Surface Around NY

Microsoft appears to have launched their marketing campaign for the new Surface tablet through street art around NY. The Windows RT-powered tablet does not come out until October 26th, but already a few building walls in NY have been covered with tablet outlines, similar to those used in Microsoft's [Full Story…]

Microsoft to Acquire NY Jumbo Touch-Screen Maker

Microsoft to Acquire NY Jumbo Touch-Screen Maker

Recently, Microsoft announced that it settled on a deal to acquire Perceptive Pixel, a NY-based company that is known as the creator of CNN's "magic wall." According to Bits, the "wall" was the massive touch screen television (resembling a giant iPad) made famous on  John King's program for the 2008 [Full Story…]