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  • Blog Post: Heroes

    It’s such a rewarding and exciting opportunity to see a startup blossom right before our eyes. And not just a tech based startup but one that absolutely inspires us all to use technology for the betterment of humanity. Heroes is a social media platform for cancer patients allowing the user to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Challenge in Imagine Cup 2013

    Get this : Forrester Research says the global market for cloud computing is going to be $241 billion by 2020. With the Windows Azure cloud platform you can quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters – using any operating system, language...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Kicks Off in Qatar!

    We are very excited to announce that we have launched Imagine Cup, which is the biggest student technology competition in the world, for the second time in Qatar. After the excellent results we've seen the Qatar local team celebrate last year (being ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at the Global...
  • Blog Post: Your Chance to Impact the World - Imagine Cup 2013!

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges. Over the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

    Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today . It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 Teams from Gulf

    The World Wide Finals for Imagine Cup 2012 are just around the corner, and this year we have one team from each country in the Gulf. Teams from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE will represent their countries in Sydney, Australia and compete head to head in the World Wide Finals. They are:...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UAE – Meet Your Winners!

    On April 23, the Imagine Cup UAE Country Finals were held.  The top 5 teams presented their solutions to some of the toughest problems such as environmental sustainability, health and piracy.  With a captive audience, Samer Abu-Ltaif kicked off the event with a keynote around student technology...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces the Winners in the "Imagine Cup 2012" Kuwait Local Finals

    Microsoft Kuwait announced the winning teams participating at the Imagine Cup Kuwait Local competition held under the auspices of the Central Agency of Information Technology, at the Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theatre & Hall in Al Salmiyah. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premiere technology...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals – You’re Invited

    You are invited to attend the Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals! Register online today to see the top 5 teams in action on April 23 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Students from around the world use their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Join us at the Imagine Cup 2012 Kuwait Local Finals on April 9, 2012!

    The students have put in a lot of hard work towards solving the world’s toughest problems. They have proven themselves to truly be technology innovators! The selection committee was quite impressed with the caliber of proposals this year. The applications are innovative and can truly have an impact...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UAE Top Teams Announced

    Over the past few months, students from around the UAE have been applying their creativity, skills, passion and imagination to “ Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. ” They stepped up to the challenge and created some outstanding innovative projects! For the readers who...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    Want to win a Kinect? or a trip to Australia? This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe....
  • Blog Post: Last Call for Microsoft Student Partners in the UAE!

    Attention students! This is the last and final week to submit your application for the prestigious Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program! What an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft family :) Students do not need to have technology-related major. They do need to have a true passion...
  • Blog Post: Meet Two Outstanding Microsoft Student Partners!

    The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program in the Gulf is full of amazing students doing amazing things. UNI Magazine brings us the story two of our most active MSPs from the UAE. They have successfully led huge events on campus, spread the word about new technologies and become true leaders at Bits...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Used to Diagnose Malaria–Innovation at Its Best!

    When I was at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in New York this July, I was surrounded by innovative students.  They were tackling real world problems that we dream of solving.  Their ideas ranged from making the roads safer, reporting problems, enriching education, to diagnose malaria. All...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards–Vote Today!

    Activist, actor, author and philanthropist Eva Longoria invites you to celebrate the amazing work of student humanitarians by voting for the Imagine Cup 2011 People’s Choice Award. Vote for videos by many of the 2011 Worldwide Finalists who imagined a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Gulf – Winners Announced!

    Imagine Cup Gulf – Winners Announced! On April 25, students from around the Gulf took to the stage to present their innovative projects. They tackled the toughest problems – education, poverty, hunger, maternal health and so much more. Without a doubt, the caliber of projects and presentations...
  • Blog Post: Students Compete at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Finals Held at AUD

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Finals was held at the American University in Dubai on Monday, April 25, 2011. The competition was fierce with 10 teams from across the Gulf competing to advance to the next round. The winning team from each country qualifies for the Microsoft Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Gulf – Meet Your TOP Ten Teams

    Over the past few months, students from across the Gulf have been applying their passion, creativity and imagination to help solve the world’s toughest problems by using technology. The proposals rolled in from Kuwait, Oman and the UAE in great numbers. I’m very happy to present to you...
  • Blog Post: XpertLearning Partners with Microsoft to Provide Online Training to Imagine Cup Gulf Finalists

    In collaboration with Microsoft Gulf, XpertLearning , the leading provider of e-Learning solutions in the Middle East, will provide the Imagine Cup Gulf winners with access to online courses to sharpen their presentation skills ahead of the Imagine Cup World Finals in Warsaw, Poland. Now in its eighth...
  • Blog Post: Vote to Help Students Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

    Do you think a social media application can help stop the spread of malaria? Could a mobile alert system help warn citizens of a looming natural disaster?  Can a mobile phone be used to detect vascular diseases like sickle cell anemia and type 1 diabetes? These are just a few of the projects designed...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 – Regional Winners

    On Saturday May 1, teams from around the Gulf arrived to the Atlantis Hotel to compete in the Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional Finals.  May 3 was the big competition day , where the teams presented their software design innovations in front of a panel of judges.  Teams had ideas ranging from...
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