A Hawk, A Lion, and a Bull All Step Up to a Digital Interactive Display and Make Advertising Interactive

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. It’s actually just a promotion for a startup that uses busy intersections and photo-taking kiosks to promote brands using digital / social campaigns. On busy Michigan Avenue in Chicago stands one of those digital kiosk promoting a bank.  It’s an effort by Elevate Digital to make location-aware…

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Updates: AdExplorer v1.44, Contig v1.7, Coreinfo v3.2, Procdump v5.1

AdExplorer v1.44: This release fixes a bug that caused AdExplorer to crash when it encountered corrupted extended rights schemas. Contig v1.7: Contig is a command-line file defragmentation and fragmentation analysis utility. v1.7 has more detailed fragmentation analysis reporting, fixes a bug that enables creation of contiguous files larger than 8GB, and adds support for setting…

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“We are not a Microsoft Shop and I Know Very Little .NET” – How Distil Uses Windows Azure to Make Their Services Smarter

At the recent Foundercon, the private networking event hosted by TechStars, I was fortunate enough to meet Andrew Stein, VP of Development at Distil and an alumni of TechStars Cloud Accelerator. Written by Allan Da Costa Pinto. Allan is a Technical Evangelist who works with startups and software developers in the northeastern US to build apps…

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The 54 Hour Journey — Startup Weekend Kirkland

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Steve Seow takes us through the 54 hours of glory that go into doing a Startup Weekend and coming out of it with something awesome.  And if no product, at least a bunch of great friends. You can get in touch with Steve on Twitter @SteveSeow. 

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What FakeGrimlock Knows and When He Knows It — Following Your Success to the Next Nectar Origin Will Make Your Startup Real

Are you in the matrix? Is the Twitter handle itself a complete distribution system for what you know and when you know it? Is it a time stamp? What is social media, if just a hyper aware network of  nodes that know more than you know, but that are accentuated in their knowledge discourse when…

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Embedding at StartX: Microsoft Teams Jump Into the Fray at Startup Weekend

Very few things in the Silicon Valley tech scene are more refreshing than observing a group of gung ho, disruption-focused Stanford students waiting to share their idea to a group of 150 of the best and the brightest. But Microsoft was born this way, so, when we sponsored the last Startup Weekend at Stanford, we…

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What is the Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle?

You’ve been asking me every day about what Microsoft BizSpark will do to get more developers and startup people together around the world. Well, it turns out our partners at Startup Weekend have more than we had bargained for. I didn’t know what it was, but I kept seeing this awesome graphic about the Global…

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How Startup Weekend Played Out — The Tweets, Pics, and Video Demos Your Parents Warned You About

There was a rush of Startup Weekend events this weekend. Here are a few of the tweets, photos and videos that came in during the events. We love seeing how fast these teams work together to create businesses, hacks, and usable stuff.  The pitches were just about to begin in Kirkland: Pitch presentations about to…

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