MicrosoftAlthough Microsoft hasn’t been considered “cool” since the heyday of Pogs and “The Macarena,” a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that things may be changing.  As Reuters reports, the poll shows that roughly 50% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 think Microsoft is cooler than it was a year ago, a positive result for the company that mirrors a recent survey of American teenagers showing strong interest in the Surface tablet. Microsoft still has a ways to go before it’s the “coolest” tech company around, however, as the poll also found that 70% of young Americans said that Google’s Android operating system has gotten cooler over the last year, while 60% said that Apple had gotten cooler over the past year. So what’s the secret behind Microsoft’s coolness resurgence?

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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