Photos: Techfest 2009 - A glimpse into the future

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Rick Rashid - Techfest 2009

Rick Rashid - Techfest 2009

Rick Rashid, senior vice president of Microsoft Research said research becomes particularly critical to companies during economic downturns. Companies that fared the best in similarly difficult economic conditions in the past were those that were able to contain costs and invest in new product development. “Research builds a treasure chest of ideas that can be called upon in difficult times,” he said.

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