Microsoft Reveals New Company Logo

Stan Schroeder

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Twenty five years after the introduction of its last company logo, Microsoft decided it's time for a change.

The new logo is not a radical departure from the current one. The colors from its previous, "wavy" logo, are the same -- red, green, yellow and blue, but the logo is now square, similar to the Windows 8 logo and in line with Microsoft's recent design direction.

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"This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning," wrote Microsoft's Jeffrey Meisner in a blog post.

The new logo already adorns Microsoft's website. Furthermore, it can be seen today in three Microsoft retail stores -- Boston, Seattle’s University Village and Bellevue, Wash. -- and it's coming to all of the company's stores in the "next few months."

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"Cloud connected, dynamic and alive, beautiful use of typography color and motion."

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This story originally published on Mashable here.