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Idealog—in the ideas business

  • Lightning Lab partners up with Microsoft Ventures

    2014-02-20 12:09:28 //
    Lightning Lab is teaming up with Microsoft Ventures to provide New Zealand entrepreneurs with mentorship, support and access to top technical and business talent.
  • Kiwi charities to get donations from Microsoft

    2013-09-12 11:12:20 // // The Idealog Blog
    Microsoft has announced its new worldwide Office 365 Donation Programme and Kiwi charities are set to see some of that money heading their way.
  • Microsoft MD to speak at Bellingham Wallace CEO Breakfast

    2013-09-10 12:27:13 // // The Idealog Blog
    Managing director of Microsoft New Zealand Paul Muckleston will be the speaker at the CEO Breakfast organised by Bellingham Wallace Accountancy, where he will discuss the latest technology trends shaping business.
  • The Wrap: 28 August

    2013-08-28 09:18:29 // // The Idealog Blog
    What makes the Wrap this week? Universities have the chance to show their best side on LinkedIn, Ben Affleck makes some people's shortlist to replace Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, and there's some movie trailer goodness, Lego styles.
  • Microsoft squares up with fresh logo

    2012-08-24 13:32:04 // // The Idealog Blog | 3 comments
    While some companies like to rebrand every few years, it's been 25 since Microsoft had a shakeup. And what with the impending Surface tablet and Windows 8, 2012 seemed as good a year as any to do so.
  • Can't buy IE love: Microsoft tries to woo back browsers

    2011-11-08 11:43:49 | 1 comment
    Trounced by the collective might of Firefox, Chrome and Safari, Microsoft has launched a desperate attempt to revive Internet Explorer's appeal, as ReadWriteWeb's Joe Brockmeier writes.
  • Team OneBuzz pipped at the Imagine Cup post

    2011-07-14 11:53:01 // // The Idealog Blog
    For the second year running, Auckland University's Team OneBuzz impressed judges at the worldwide finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition as one of the top six finalists.
  • Skype to your Facebook’s content

    2011-07-07 16:31:30 //
    As if you need more people talking at you in more places, Facebook has teamed up with Skype to integrate video calling into their social networking site. The move has left Facebook looking a wee bit anxious as the announcement was made just one week after major competitor Google launched its own social networking service, Google+. As each company vies for users’ attention, things are certainly heating up in the social networking service race.
  • NZ software firms feel the global love as honoured Microsoft partners

    2011-06-23 13:56:04 // // The Idealog Blog
    It's easy to forget that not everyone uses technology that begins with a lowercase i. And a couple of Kiwi companies bestowed with Microsoft Partner awards are living examples of doing this well.
  • Colour my pop-up

    2010-11-02 11:34:45 // // The Idealog Blog
    In a bid to capture consumers in the lead-up to Christmas (which is—deep breath—less than eight weeks away), HP and Microsoft have teamed up and established a temporary pop-up store in central Auckland. But HP didn’t want a store that simply popped-up, they wanted one that really popped-out visually and enticed people into the store. Enter the creative devices of &Some— or as they refer to themselves as—creative co-conspirators for a connected world.
  • Give us the skinny on your ugly and win

    2010-09-09 10:25:53 // // The Idealog Blog | 12 comments
    If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your laptop, we can help. Or more appropriately, designers Adrian Hailwood, Sable & Minx, Annah Stretton and Saben can help. In the lead up to New Zealand Fashion Week, HP and Microsoft have teamed up with these top Kiwi designers to create some ‘tech chic’ with the release of limited edition custom designed skins (adhesive covers) for selected HP notebooks. And because we love you so much, we’re giving you the chance to show your laptop some designer love by winning your favourite skin.
  • Microsoft gives Facebook US$240 million -- for 1.6 percent

    2007-10-25 14:48:32 // // The Idealog Blog :: The Idealist
    The deal values Facebook at US$15 billion. Makes me wonder just who would profit from another dot-com debacle?
  • Steve Ballmer talks ideas, innovation and iPods

    2006-03-20 17:02:52 // // Idealog #2: features | 1 comment
    Microsoft global CEO Steve Ballmer talks exclusively to Idealog about ideas, innovation and the infuriating iPod. By Matt Cooney