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Our Takeaways from Innovation and the City

Our own Cathy Wissink (second from the left) spoke at Innovation and the City.
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There’s a lot of talk today about “innovative cities”. But what exactly are they? What are the qualities of an innovative city? How can those qualities be reproduced in other cities? And how does a city ensure that everyone in the community benefits from that innovation and economic benefit? These questions drove the Venture Café […]

Kendall Square EatUp Celebrates Eating Local

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The Microsoft New England team can’t wait to attend the Kendall Square Association’s Kendall Square EatUp tonight! Featuring bites from more than 25 of our favorite restaurants and neighbors in Kendall Square, tonight promises to bring together all kinds of good food and good people in celebration of eating local. And beyond that, ticket sales are going directly to the […]

United Way’s Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

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In the offices of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, it was whispered about, hoped for, tantalized—but none of us could ever see a way to do it. How could we capture the moment. Every year, United Way gives out Marian L. Heard Scholarships to a selection of incoming college students from Boston, […]

More Than Words: A Look at the Many Accessible Technologies at the UMass Amherst Public Library

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You may know that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a public library. What you probably don’t know is all of the forward-thinking technological gems inside. “UMass culture is about trying new things and taking risks,” Carol Connare, Director of Library Development & Communication told Microsoft New England. “Academic libraries are really changing.” Ethnographic studies […]