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postheadericon Different nations’ online banking habits: better safe than sorry?

When it comes to online banking, the UK and the US leads the way with security – over 70% of Brits and Americans have software installed on their device.

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postheadericon Microsoft joins Team Red, White and Blue to kick off annual cross-country flag relay in support of our nation’s veteran heroes

REDMOND, Wash. — June 29, 2015 — Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, today announced that it will be conducting the second annual Old Glory Relay presented by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft is committed to leading and challenging the technology industry to inspire and develop veterans for robust job opportunities.

Registration is now open for the relay, which will celebrate Old Glory at every stop, and raise awareness and critical funds for the organization and the veterans it supports. Along the route, Team RWB will bring together local communities, Veteran Services Providers, corporate partners, student veterans groups, and local Team RWB Eagles to connect and strengthen the networks that work with veterans to inspire empathy, create action and have impact toward closing the civilian-military divide.

Supported by the local communities along the course and by virtual supporters from across the nation, 59 teams will move Old Glory throughout the 3,400 mile course. The relay will be held over approximately 60 days, commencing in San Francisco on Sept. 11 at sunrise, and concluding in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 at sunset.

Each day will begin with the American flag being unfurled and entrusted to the day’s first runner and will end with the last runner folding the flag and storing it for safekeeping overnight. During the relay, the flag will be passed from runner to runner along a pre-determined route, with no less than 50 miles traveled each day. Teams of runners will carry the flag for a day, as well as choose how many runners to use and how far each runner will run. A celebration will be held every day of the relay, to allow towns along the route to participate in meaningful way.

The route cuts directly through the heartland of the country. Route decisions are made based on safety, appropriateness for running, landmarks, and interest in key cities and areas.

“We believe that the Old Glory embodies all of the characteristics we embrace from teamwork and camaraderie to perseverance and sacrifice,” said Blayne Smith, executive director of Team Red, White and Blue.

“We are proud to partner with Team Red, White and Blue as we cross our great nation together in the Old Glory Relay. We strongly admire their organization as it enriches the lives of veterans and their families through inclusive and healthy connections in local communities,” said Chris Cortez, vice president, Military Affairs, Microsoft. “We hope that by engaging our entire Microsoft community in the Old Glory Relay we’ll inspire the IT industry to join us in our mission to open doors to IT careers for the next greatest generation and to embrace the amazing talent veterans have to offer.”

To register as a relay team or as an individual, visit OldGloryRelay.org, click the red Sign-Up Today button, and follow the prompts to set up a team.

Team RWB also invites nonrunners from across the country to participate as virtual supporters of the 59 relay teams. Supporters can contribute to relay teams by providing a team care package, purchasing a team shirt, or making a donation in any denomination toward team fundraising goals at OldGloryRelay.org. Incentives will be awarded to teams that achieve their fundraising goals.

About Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team RWB’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 115 Team RWB chapters across the United States. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Microsoft joins Team Red, White and Blue to kick off annual cross-country flag relay in support of our nation’s veteran heroes

REDMOND, Wash. — June 29, 2015 — Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, today announced that it will be conducting the second annual Old Glory Relay presented by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft is committed to leading and challenging the technology industry to inspire and develop veterans for robust job opportunities.

Registration is now open for the relay, which will celebrate Old Glory at every stop, and raise awareness and critical funds for the organization and the veterans it supports. Along the route, Team RWB will bring together local communities, Veteran Services Providers, corporate partners, student veterans groups, and local Team RWB Eagles to connect and strengthen the networks that work with veterans to inspire empathy, create action and have impact toward closing the civilian-military divide.

Supported by the local communities along the course and by virtual supporters from across the nation, 59 teams will move Old Glory throughout the 3,400 mile course. The relay will be held over approximately 60 days, commencing in San Francisco on Sept. 11 at sunrise, and concluding in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 at sunset.

Each day will begin with the American flag being unfurled and entrusted to the day’s first runner and will end with the last runner folding the flag and storing it for safekeeping overnight. During the relay, the flag will be passed from runner to runner along a pre-determined route, with no less than 50 miles traveled each day. Teams of runners will carry the flag for a day, as well as choose how many runners to use and how far each runner will run. A celebration will be held every day of the relay, to allow towns along the route to participate in meaningful way.

The route cuts directly through the heartland of the country. Route decisions are made based on safety, appropriateness for running, landmarks, and interest in key cities and areas.

“We believe that the Old Glory embodies all of the characteristics we embrace from teamwork and camaraderie to perseverance and sacrifice,” said Blayne Smith, executive director of Team Red, White and Blue.

“We are proud to partner with Team Red, White and Blue as we cross our great nation together in the Old Glory Relay. We strongly admire their organization as it enriches the lives of veterans and their families through inclusive and healthy connections in local communities,” said Chris Cortez, vice president, Military Affairs, Microsoft. “We hope that by engaging our entire Microsoft community in the Old Glory Relay we’ll inspire the IT industry to join us in our mission to open doors to IT careers for the next greatest generation and to embrace the amazing talent veterans have to offer.”

To register as a relay team or as an individual, visit OldGloryRelay.org, click the red Sign-Up Today button, and follow the prompts to set up a team.

Team RWB also invites nonrunners from across the country to participate as virtual supporters of the 59 relay teams. Supporters can contribute to relay teams by providing a team care package, purchasing a team shirt, or making a donation in any denomination toward team fundraising goals at OldGloryRelay.org. Incentives will be awarded to teams that achieve their fundraising goals.

About Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team RWB’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 115 Team RWB chapters across the United States. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Microsoft releases global survey revealing widespread belief in developing and developed nations that personal technology is transforming lives for the better

DAVOS, Switzerland — Jan. 24, 2014 — A new global survey of Internet users conducted by Microsoft Corp. reveals distinct regional findings and differing viewpoints between the developed and developing world. However, overwhelmingly the more than 10,000 people surveyed from 10 nations said they embrace personal technology, particularly in emerging markets, and see it as the foundation of innovation and economic empowerment.

Microsoft unveiled the results of its new survey today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in the report titled, “Views from Around the Globe: How Personal Technology is Changing Our Lives.”

Mark Penn, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Advertising and Strategy, presented the poll’s findings followed by a panel discussion moderated by award-winning journalist and author Maria Bartiromo. The panel included Marc R. Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com; Maurice Lévy, chairman and CEO, Publicis Group; Bill McDermott, co-CEO, SAP; Alan Murray, president, Pew Research Center; and former U.S. Treasury Secretary and current Charles W. Elliot university professor, Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers.

“Whether you live in a world capital or a remote village, personal technology is seen as empowering and as a vehicle to individual economic growth,” Penn said. “Despite varying rates of personal technology adoption and cultural differences, there is an overwhelming sense globally that improvements are being experienced across the board.”

Among the key findings of the study are these:

• A majority of the people surveyed around the world believe that personal technology has the most positive impact on innovation in business and empowering people to start a new business.

• People surveyed in developing countries — especially Brazil, Russia, India and China — believe that personal technology is creating job opportunities and helping bridge economic gaps.

• People in China say that personal technology has positively impacted personal freedom more than people in any other country surveyed.

• Those in developing countries — especially India — say that personal technology is improving education, health and healthcare.

• In Brazil, people say that personal technology had a strong impact on arts and culture.

• In China and India, they say their quality of life has improved due to personal technology.

Although personal technology was seen overwhelmingly as a positive force in both developed and developing countries, there were concerns that focused on personal safety and security, family bonds, and, most significantly, privacy. Interestingly, the survey found that the developing countries are more willing to trade privacy for security. Despite privacy concerns, however, nearly three-quarters of parents around the world want their children to have more, not less, access to personal technology. This is particularly true in developing countries, where parents are especially supportive of increased access to technology. Opinions are mixed in developed countries, where more parents feel there should be limits to technology access.

About the poll

The Microsoft poll was conducted between Dec. 26, 2013, and Jan. 3, 2014, and surveyed 10,009 Internet users in the United States, France, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Japan, Germany, Mexico and Turkey. The results were then weighted based on the size of the Internet populations in each of the 10 countries. The full survey findings and comprehensive analysis of the poll can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/01/23/personal-technology-is-changing-lives-around-the-world-what-we-learned-from-talking-to-10-000-people-in-10-countries.aspx.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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