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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKEX: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its most profitable products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.

The company was founded in 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Windows line of operating systems. Many of its products have achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market. One commentator notes that Microsoft's original mission was "a computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software." Microsoft possesses footholds in other markets, with assets such as the MSNBC cable television network, the MSN Internet portal, and the Microsoft Encarta multimedia encyclopedia. The company also markets both computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse and the Microsoft Natural keyboard, as well as home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune and MSN TV. The company's initial public stock offering (IPO) was in 1986; the ensuing rise of the company's stock price has made four billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Read More

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Articles About Microsoft

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HP Sprout: Keyboard Free And Mouse Free 3D Desktop

By IBTimes AU

HP launches Sprout, a mouse free and keyboard free 3D scanning computer. (4:27 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HP, MANUFACTURING, INTEL

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook Speaks About The New iPad Air
Apple Is Beaten By Amazon In Consumer Satisfaction Survey, Plus Global Tablet Market Share Wanes

By IBTimes AU

With the latest survey results out, Apple clearly has to re-think its tablet strategy. Amazon, Asus and Samsung are a huge threat to the Cupertino-based company. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, IPAD, SILVER

A Motorola Mobility Logo Is Seen On A Screen
Moto X 2014 vs. Motorola DROID Turbo - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the Moto X 2014 and the new Motorola DROID Turbo. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Microsoft
Microsoft Band Enabled With 10 Sensors Available In The US With A Price Tag of $199

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft’s health and fitness smartband which is enabled with 10 sensors, the Microsoft Band is available for $199 in the U.S. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook Coming Out Gay Defies Corporate Norm: Tech Execs Applaud Inspiring Essay

By IBTimes AU

Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out in the open as gay in his essay on Bloomberg Businessweek. Many had praised his inspiring message. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., STEVE JOBS, NEW YORK, GOOGLE INC., MARK ZUCKERBERG, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER

Halo 5
Check Out The ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Ranking, New Anniversary Trailer And Level Walkthroughs

By IBTimes AU

Fans can check out some of the new footage and walkthroughs before “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” ultimately lands in retail stores. (Oct 31)

A Worker Adjusts A Logo On The Microsoft Stand
Microsoft's Wearable ‘Band’ With Cortana Integration Is Priced At $199

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft’s brand new wearable gadget is here and it is dirt cheap. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SONY, ANDROID

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Gestures As He Speaks At The Company's  "Build" Conference.
Microsoft Believes ‘Nokia Lumia 635’ Offers Better Deal Than The Pricey Apple iPhone

By IBTimes AU

To Microsoft, the wallet-friendly Lumia 635 is the best handset with killer deal than the latest iPhone. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, TWITTER, ANDROID

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Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price between the Nokia Lumia 730 and the new Sharp Aquos Crystal. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Game Releases This Halloween: Big Treats Are On Its Way

By IBTimes AU

Some of the biggest game releases this halloween season. (Oct 30)