If the Oscars or Cannes is for great movies, then TED is for great ideas and great technologies. The latest presentation recording uploaded to TED Talks this week also happens to be a Microsoft one from March 2007. Stephen Lawler, general manager of the Virtual Earth team gave a sneak peek into what goes on behind the silk-screen doors at the labs.
Before you click play on the video below, I want to give you a heads up on the boring bits before you fall right asleep. Unfortunately for the first whole 2 minutes of the presentation, Stephen is in marketing-mode, explaining much of what we already know about Virtual Earth and common sense - more computing power, better experiences. If you’re short on time, you want to start at about 2:10, where it’s all ‘insider peeks’ from then on.
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