Microsoft research has existed from quite some time. Twelve years ago, back at the time when we dreamed about video calling through our Pocket PCs, the Microsoft Research group built an app that was never released called Microsoft Portrait, which did just that. Today the company is facing new times and new competition, and as such, Microsoft has a new strategy up its sleeve.
According to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Research has reportedly built a new “Special Projects Group” which is in-charge of building disruptive technology. Kind of like what we see with Google X, [...]