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Congratulations to the winners of the Third Annual STEM Video Game Challenge

This is the third year in a row that Microsoft has supported the STEM Video Game Challenge, a competition that “aims to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students in grades 5-12 by tapping into their enthusiasm for playing and making video games,” according to the … Read more »

Q&A: Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Nokia’s Kevin Shields discuss the collaboration behind the Lumia 1020

Earlier this week, Windows Phone Blog Editor Michael Stroh had the chance to sit down and talk with Nokia’s Kevin Shields and Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, two corporate vice presidents at the forefront of the joint smartphone effort. During their talk, Shields and Belfiore covered a wide range of topics, including … Read more »

Become a Zoo Tycoon on Xbox this holiday season

Zoo Tycoon, a wildly (see what we did there?) popular game franchise, will be available this fall for the first time on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Jorg Neumann, studio manager with Microsoft Studios, shared some of the latest developments in the title in an interview with Xbox … Read more »

Yelp update for Windows Phone adds review writing, photos and search for nearby businesses

Today, Yelp users on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 get some great news: major updates to the app that allows them to search for nearby businesses, snap photos for later posting – and most importantly for many folks, write reviews. … Read more »

Winners of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 announced

Think of it as the world’s coolest science fair. Each year, tech-savvy students from around the world compete in Microsoft Imagine Cup to outdo one another with innovative apps, games and other tech projects. Today, winning projects were announced in the contest’s three main categories: Innovation, Games and World Citizenship. … Read more »