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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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Tsunekazu Ishihara, President And Chief Executive Officer Of The Pokemon Company And Producer Of Pokemon, Introduces The New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During A News Conference At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known As E3, In Los Angeles
Meet 3 New 'Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire' Mega Evolutions And Legendary Rayquaza

By IBTimes AU

Three new Mega Evolutions and a new Legendary Pokemon have been announced for "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" via a new trailer. (1:54 pm)

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Coders Rest In The Office Of Mojang, A Small Swedish Company Behind The Wildly Popular 'Minecraft' Video Game, In Stockholm
‘Minecraft PS Vita,’ PS4 And Xbox One Updates And More On The Microsoft Deal

By IBTimes AU

A lot is riding on the Microsoft-Minecraft deal, including the future of the title on the PlayStation platforms and the possible expansion of Microsoft’s mobile arm. (1:42 pm)

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A Visitor Holds A New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone At The Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 Event Ahead Of The IFA Electronics Show In Berlin
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smart Pen Revealed As Gear Blink Gets Possible March 2015 Launch Date

By IBTimes AU

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have the option of having a smart pen for a stylus with the partnership between Samsung and Montblanc. (12:29 pm)

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Visitors Play Video Games On Xbox At The Microsoft Exhibition Stand During The Gamescom 2014 Fair In Cologne
Xbox One News: Playable Games In Browser And Possible ‘Gears of War’ Exclusivity Reported

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft may be testing cloud streaming gaming service via browsers for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, as “Gears of War” developer talks of exclusivity on Microsoft’s next-gen console. (11:49 am)

A Spanish Games blogger is silhouetted against the logo of Microsoft's Xbox during the Xbox Play Day 2014, before the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 12, 2014.
‘Driveclub’ vs. ‘Forza Horizon 2’: DLC Plans Detailed As Microsoft Reveals Its Final Car List

By IBTimes AU

The two racing titles for the PS4 and Xbox One both receive new details, such as DLC plans and a final car list reveal before launch. (11:20 am)

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Minecraft: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang Makers of Minecraft Today

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft will acquire the company for $2.5 billion. So far Microsoft was quite regarding this deal. (9:26 am)

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Google Android Lion vs Apple iOS 8: Why Make the Big Switch

By IBTimes AU

Google's much awaited OS has gone by simply as Android L. Recent leaks suggest that the new mobile OS will be called Android Lion as the tech giant reportedly partners with Nestle. With Apple onto the release of its iOS 8 and Google unveiling th... (4:50 am)

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The Windows 8 home screen is shown in this publicity photo
Leaked Screenshots of Windows 9 Provides Hint On What The New OS Could Offer

By IBTimes AU

Another leaked screenshots of Windows 9 provides hint on what users can expect on the new OS. The images might be from the tech preview that is expected to be released on Sept. 30. (Sep 12)

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Microsoft Plans To Stop Using Nokia And Windows Phone Brands

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft is reportedly to stop using Nokia and Windows Phone brands on its smartphones and will only use Windows instead. (Sep 12)

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U2's Album "Songs of Innocence" Download Offered For Free On iTunes And Beats Music

By IBTimes AU

U2 album "Songs of Innocence" can be downloaded for free on iTunes and Beats Music as the band while CEO Tim Cook announces it on Apple’s launching event in Tuesday. (Sep 12)

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