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40 Microsoft Innovations

Remembering a Powerhouse, From Bing Branding to Sensor Gaming

— July 29, 2009 — Tech
Amidst the massive smartphone movement (RIM, Apple, HTC, Android OS, etc.), Microsoft, a technological powerhouse, has been pushed to the background of the mainstream.

Let us never forget Windows, who changed operating systems for ever, or Bill Gates, who was the richest man in the world at a time. Compiled is a collection of Microsoft innovations with hopes that we will always remember the trailblazers for computers everywhere.

Implications - Browsing through these Microsoft innovations, you will find sneak peeks at retail stores, amazing self-powered tech homes, badass gadgets and plenty of advertisements. Microsoft will surely surprise you with some of the awesome things it has accomplished over the years.
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Virtual Pink Slips
Virtual Pink Slips
Read-Only E-Mails Sent to Ex-Microsoft Staffers Giving Them the Boot
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Egging CEOs
Egging CEOs
Student Attacks Microsoft's Steve Balmer
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38
Controller-less Games
Controller-less Games
Microsoft ‘Project Natal' Makes Xbox Games Without Controllers
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37
All-in-One Digital Entertainment
All-in-One Digital Entertainment
Microsoft Zune (UPDATE)
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36
Commercial Breakups
Commercial Breakups
Microsoft Dumps Seinfeld from Ads
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35
Microsoft Ad Makeovers
Microsoft Ad Makeovers
Brand New "I'm a PC" Commercials
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34
$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
Microsoft Responds to Mac with Jerry Seinfeld
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33
Microsoft Surface Launches
Microsoft Surface Launches
April 17 with AT & T
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32
Corporate Greenlite Giveaways
Corporate Greenlite Giveaways
Free CFL Bulbs for Microsoft Employees
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31
Computing Tryware
Computing Tryware
Microsoft Says You Can Pay as You Go
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30
Computer-Branded Cell Phones
Computer-Branded Cell Phones
Is a Microsoft Smartphone Just Talk, Or is Bill Gates On the Line?
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29
Search Engine Rivalries
Search Engine Rivalries
Microsoft Launches Bing to Out-Do Google
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28
Ergonomic Ultra Mobile PC
Ergonomic Ultra Mobile PC
Jean Hong's Microsoft Pix-L
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Comedic Microsoft Ads
Comedic Microsoft Ads
Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates Commercial #2
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26
Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Microsoft Expands ZuneHD Entertainment Services to XBox Live
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25
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Former Microsoft Employees Head Out On Their Own
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24
Interactive Songwriting Software
Interactive Songwriting Software
Microsoft Songsmith Matches Background Music to Your Vocals
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User Created Xbox 360 Games
User Created Xbox 360 Games
Microsoft Wants Users to Get Creative
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Operating System Sneak Peaks
Operating System Sneak Peaks
Windows 7 Beta Link Leaked, Microsoft Servers Fail
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Mainstream Gadget Glitches
Mainstream Gadget Glitches
Microsoft Zune Freezes with ‘Z2K9'
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Mice for Any Surface
Mice for Any Surface
Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with Blue Track
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19
Marketing Against Google
Marketing Against Google
Microsoft Bing Commercial Highlights Mouse-Over Search
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18
Online Bazaars for Mobile Phones
Online Bazaars for Mobile Phones
Microsoft Takes On Apple With Cell Phone App Store
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Online Space Data
Online Space Data
Microsoft and NASA Are 'Out of This World' Competition For Google Earth
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16
Computers for Boomers
Computers for Boomers
Microsoft Senior PC + Ad-Funded PCs
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15
Dramatic Game Promos
Dramatic Game Promos
Microsoft Xbox Gears of War 2: “Last Day”
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14
Force Sensing Technology
Force Sensing Technology
Microsoft One Upping Apple?
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Comedian Tech Endorsements
Comedian Tech Endorsements
Seinfeld for Microsoft (UPDATE)
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12
Viral Microblogging Buyouts
Viral Microblogging Buyouts
Microsoft Acquires Twitter, the Blogosphere Erupts
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11
Microsoft Branding Blunders
Microsoft Branding Blunders
"I'm A PC" Ads Made on a Mac
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Mega Gadget Hybrids
Mega Gadget Hybrids
X-Box 360 Handheld Is Microsoft Zune + X-Box 360 + Cell Phone
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9
Masterpiece MP3s
Masterpiece MP3s
The Microsoft Zune 30GB is Ready For Battle With iPod
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8
Wearable Computer Mice
Wearable Computer Mice
Upcoming Microsoft Mouse
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Arc Mouse
Arc Mouse
Stylish Collapsible Input by Microsoft
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6
Cross-Branded Computer Clothing
Cross-Branded Computer Clothing
'Softwear' by Microsoft
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5
Intelligent Whiteboards
Intelligent Whiteboards
Microsoft TouchWall
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Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Fenestra 3.1 Window
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Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Microsoft Store Plans Leak From Lippicott
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Microsoft Entertainment Hotels
Microsoft Entertainment Hotels
Hotel Sax Chicago Has Guest Zunes, Xboxes
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Self-Powered Tech Homes
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Microsoft Unveils the Futuristic New American Home (UPDATE)
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