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Xbox One S Bundles for everyone this holiday


It’s been an exciting year for Xbox fans and this holiday is the perfect time to get your hands on the top selling console in the U.S. and U.K. the new Xbox One S. It’s the only console with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming including content … Read more »

Conversation starters wanted

To incorporate its residents in planning, Brisbane, Australia has involved a cross-section of its population in a large consultation process to build the Brisbane Vision 2031 –  a long-term community plan for the city. (Image: ChameleonsEye /

City leaders, we need to talk. Specifically, we need to talk more with citizens. A recent Microsoft survey showed that cities must provide residents with more information and understand their concerns. We found that 80% of city residents from Delhi to Tokyo think that using technology would “significantly improve” the … Read more »

Tech support scams are a growing problem


Have you experienced a tech support scam over the phone or online? If not, you likely know someone who has. According to a new global survey we commissioned, two out of three consumers have been exposed to a tech support scam in the past year. The survey revealed other interesting … Read more »

Why are some cities more cheerful than others?


Are you feeling optimistic? Across Asia, there is a markedly different response to that question. In some cities, people feel generally pessimistic about the future, new Microsoft research has found, while other Asian cities have high levels of optimism. What has caused this, and what does it mean for city governments? … Read more »