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Microsoft last night named the winners of its annual Imagine Cup student technology competition, held this year in New York City. A team from Ireland came home with the top prize in the software design category with a project that uses embedded technologies, mobile devices and cloud computing to send a report to a driver or car owner alerting them to erratic or dangerous behavior.

The team from Ireland and other category winners each won a $25,000 prize. Microsoft also launched a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program last night in conjunction with the Imagine Cup competition.

See this Imagine Cup post for a full rundown of the winners and runners-up in all of the categories. The People’s Choice Award, determined by online voting, was won by a team from Bangladesh that created a Windows Phone app to assist the visually impaired.

Previously: Imagine Cup finals: Ballmer and students on CNN 


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