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Microsoft partners with over 100 nonprofit organizations globally to close the gap for computer science education skills among young people in local communities

The grants are a component of the $75M commitment Microsoft made to increase access to computer science education around the world through Microsoft YouthSpark, as announced by Satya Nadella last year. Microsoft is partnering with these nonprofits by providing cash grants, content and other resources they need to bring computational … Read more »

Microsoft and Cyberport Join Hands to Promote FinTech development in Hong Kong

While Cyberport has announced earlier this year that they will introduce Smart-Space FinTech, a dedicated 3,000-square-meter co-working space for FinTech at Cyberport, Microsoft will offer technological support to FinTech startups through Microsoft’s BizSpark program. Microsoft Hong Kong and Cyberport will also collaborate closely to offer workshops, training and pitching sessions … Read more »

Lumia 650 Dual SIM now available in Hong Kong

Lumia 650

Built for business users and Windows fans alike, the Lumia 650 Dual SIM brings the power of Windows 10 to your pocket with beautiful craftsmanship and protection against modern security threats. Available in matte black and matte white, the Lumia 650 Dual SIM can be bought for a suggested retail … Read more »

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 Hong Kong Final Announced Champions

The Judging Panel with the 12 finalist teams at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 Hong Kong Finals.

Organized by Microsoft Hong Kong and co-organized by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the competition comprised three categories: “World citizenship”, “Games” and “Innovation”. Wheelman from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HelloPlanet from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and KinectGarten from … Read more »

Microsoft Empowers Organizations to Combat Ransomware

(From left to right)SC Leung, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre,  Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong, Albert Wong, Chairman, Association of I.T Leaders in Education and Amy Lee, Director, Intellectual Property and Policy, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Hong Kong, discussed the recent trend of ransomware attacks in Hong Kong.

Ransomware has gone rampant both globally and locally. Following FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center’s recent report of 2,453 ransomware cases and nearly US$24.1 million in payment made by victims in 2015, there has been a surge in reported cases of Locky – the most malicious ransomware of late – in … Read more »