Small monetary gains, but, boy, the prestige! Teens are currently competing for the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship taking place in Anaheim, California. Around 400,000 contestants from all around the world took place in the competition this year, but the count is now down to just 123 people, between...

Microsoft sure does like to keep Skype in the spotlight. And what better way to do so than fan contests. The company launches interesting new contests for Skype on a regular basis. The latest one to go live asks users to create and submit art using just the emoticons included in Skype. These tiny little graphical...

Unity, the maker of popular game development tools, officially announced the availability of a new version of its development platform. Unity 4.2 arrives with support for an expanded list of mobile operating systems. The game engine and development toolset is now available on Microsoft’s Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 as...

As the flag bearer of Windows Phone smartphones, Nokia has regularly invested a fair amount of effort in ensuring that its Lumia customer base has access to custom and exclusive mobile apps. Now with the launch of its newest flagship, the Lumia 1020, both in the US and worldwide, the Finnish telecom giant hopes that a...

The technology titan has recently launched a special new Skype contest in collaboration with MGOMD, DG MediaMind and Specsavers called ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year’. This new contest is available for British Skype users who wear glasses. Microsoft explained the details on the website: “The campaign will appear on...

It is no hidden secret that developers are taking center stage for Microsoft. The company’s newest platforms requires extensive app development, even services like Windows Azure have the need for custom development. With this in mind, the software titan has increased its efforts to get closed to developers. Redmond...

It has been four months since the release of Windows 8, and while the media is filled with varying reports and reviews when it comes to Microsoft’s latest operating system, the company appears confident with how things are shaping up. In fact, to celebrate the occasion the company has put together a new contest for...

As a way to encourage exciting Metro app development, Microsoft held a contest not to long ago to entice developers to make the plunge to Metro for Windows 8. Out of the multiple submissions there were eight apps chosen in total: Air Soccer Cookbook Elements Weather Forecast Flipsaw Pew...