Summer often brings memories of barbeques, fireworks, gorgeous nights out, and beautiful sunsets (as you all have recently demonstrated in our latest photo challenge). Here in Redmond, summer marks the end of months of rain and gloom.
To celebrate the return of the sun and of warmth, we’re having a live chat on Twitter tomorrow, July 9, to share photos, discuss our favorite summer events, and tweet thoughts on how summer can be #reinvented with the smartphone that’s reinvented around you. Join our Twitter party and you could win a new Nokia Lumia 928!
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1. Sign into your Twitter account and become a follower of @WindowsPhone.
Step 2. Beginning July 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET, @WindowsPhone will tweet six questions. Tweet your answer with the hashtag #reinvented for a chance to win. (You can enter up to six times—once for each question.)
Of course, it wouldn’t be a contest without the official terms and conditions. Read the official rules on SkyDrive.
See you on Twitter!
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Hey Microsoft, the world outside of America does exist. Still also waiting here in the UK for Bing image license filter and narrow by time filter.
Ever since William Gates quit making decisions, Microsoft transformed from global company to US-only company, who sometimes ship to "rest of the alien world"... Too bad they don't see value in enormous population and the talent out there.. Bill Gates was focused at global scale from the beginning of Microsoft. Anything initiated after him (Bing, Bing services, Windows Phone, Windows 8..) is US-centric or US-first. If you happen to be at other location, you get crippled experience unless you change your location to US!
It amazes me when Yahoo, Apple, Google and previously Microsoft herself never had those "legal" issues which Microsoft is facing now, which prevent them launching services on same day everywhere! Even the free web-base services from Bing and Windows Live are launched after months. Here are few facts:
- Excel survey on outlook.com was launched in USA. In UK, they launch it 6 months later.
- Windows Phone and Windows Stores have some serious number of US-only apps. Microsoft haven't done much to encourage the app developers to release their app for wider audience.
- Outlook.com previewed Skype only in US. Apparently both Skype and Outlook-com teams believe that they need US-only-feedback to improve their product for masses.
- Bing has launched tons of online services till date. The basic services you can expect is image search word meanings (triggered by 'define' or 'definition' keyword before the word in question). Even those are not available in some regions. Image search!! I remember in 90's Windows Live search, AltaVista, Yahoo and in 2000's Google, Baidu, WolfarmAlpha... everyone provided image search all over the world. In 2013, Bing expect us to change our location to US to see the image results. And its being FOUR years now.
WTH is that? How did you guys end up finding pleasure in shooting yourself in the foot?.
Only open to residents of the United States. Boooo.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Here comes the warmth :)