It's been a big month for Microsoft. With the launch of Windows 8, the Surface, and Windows Phone 8, the company would be forgiven for taking a little break. However, Redmond isn't resting on its laurels. After yesterday's Windows Phone 8 launch, the company has shifted its attention to BUILD, its yearly developer conference.
Kicking off today and running through to November 2, things got off to a roaring start today with some serious swag. That's right, those lucky enough to be at BUILD have been awarded a free Lumia 920 as well as a free Surface RT computer. As if that wasn't enough, Microsoft also gave everyone 100GB of free SkyDrive storage for their troubles, too.
Microsoft isn't the only company to give stuff away at its develop conference. In fact, it's usually Google that dishes out freebies at its annual Google I/O conference. In fact, at the most recent I/O, Google gave each attendee a free Nexus 7, a free Nexus Q, and a free Galaxy Nexus. Attendees were also given the opportunity to pre-order Google's Project Glass, which doesn't yet have a release date.
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Do they really still do that at all? I only recall them offering their products at a reduced price, still enough to make a hefty profit, though.
goodeggApple only ever gives it's stuff away to schools. I guess they don't care about the important things.Unlike the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is somehow connected to Microsoft
nope. just went to my elementary school and asked the admin who configures ipads. they have to buy at regular prices. and we have 40 ipads and like 50 ipods. just think of the money apple makes
Not connected at all. If Bill wanted his philanthropy and company connected, he would have donated through Microsoft, not set up an entire foundation with a different name to do so.