2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. finalists announced

Microsoft's annual student technology and software competition, the Imagine Cup, is entering its final phases. The company has now announced the 10 teams that will be competing in the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup, which will be held May 13th in Silicon Valley.

The Microsoft Atlanta blog has the list of teams which include Team DePauwsome from DePauw University. It has made a Windows Phone 8 app called WeAssist that can share a location and message in an emergency, team SwagFace from Rice University made a facial recognition game for Windows Phone 8 called FaceFun and Team Poli`ahu of the University of Hawaii at Hilo made a Windows Phone app called Help Me Help that takes pictures and finds locations of potential hazards.

The Miracle Workers from Harvard University and Winona State University made Cloud Monitor, a Windows Phone 8 baby monitor. Gigaloth, from the University of Colorado, made a physics themed game called Produce Wars for young kids, Project SAM from the University of Chicago made an app that's also called Project SAM that's made to help with inventory for health care businesses and Skyline Studios from the University of Houston made a puzzle-action game called Zipline Hero where the player has to rescue animals. Finally, the Pitch team from Boston University made a way to create online meetings called Pitch that uses both Windows 8 and a Windows Azure server.

The U.S. team will also be chosen among the 10 selected to go to the World Imagine Cup finals, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia July 8-11th.

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