Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

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On a sunny September morning, mid Bryant Park, Ljova Zhurbin stood surrounded by an array of laptop-supporting folding chairs. With screens featuring 11 of the city’s celebrated subway musicians over Skype, the city’s first digital orchestra—once isolated within their separate subway stations—joined together in a timely beat. A beat...

3 Women Changing the World Through Technology

3 Women Changing the World Through Technology

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On Saturday we will celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme of “Inspiring Change” encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere, in every way. At Microsoft, we are celebrating women who have and will change the world through technology with a particular focus on those who are inspiring more women...

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

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With the holidays fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts turn to getting in touch with family. But it’s not always easy to get together when you want to. Plus, travel at this time of year is expensive and stressful. Who has the time for planning, packing, and standing in lines? And...

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

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A guest blog post written by 5th grade teacher Arin Kress from Park Street Intermediate School, Grove City, Ohio As educators, we challenge our students everyday, so why not create challenges for ourselves in the process? One of the biggest challenges I created for myself this school year involved...

Disadvantaged Kids Build Planes (And a Future) From Scratch

Disadvantaged Kids Build Planes (And a Future) From Scratch

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Barrington Irving grew up in an impoverished area of inner city Miami with little hope for his future or knowledge of his personal potential. But, by the age of 23, he became youngest person and only African-American ever to fly solo around the world. His life was turned around...