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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

Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details
Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

American technology giants, Microsoft and HP have jointly launched the Omni 10 Tablet PC with exclusive Pearson educational contents for student pursuing higher education. (4:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HP, INDIA, INTEL, TABLET PC

File Picture Shows a Man Walking Past a Nokia Logo During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Ditch Blackberry for Windows Phone? Nokia’s Boldly Shows How in a Video [WATCH]

By IBTimes AU

Nokia’s pitting against other brands and devices is far from being done. Recently, the Finnish manufacturer, in its official UK blog boldly shows how users can migrate from Blackberry to a new Lumia while consistently mentioning the phone’s superiority against the competitor. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, TWITTER, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, SONY

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WhatsApp User-base Breaches Record 500 Million Mark; Indians Form the Biggest Chunk

By IBTimes IN

Popular messenger service, WhatsApp recently acquired by Facebook has breached the 500 million user base mark on Tuesday (22 April). (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, INDIA, MEXICO, INVESTMENT, BLACKBERRY

Apple Q2 FY14: Stock is a Bargain, Pre-Market , After Hours or Normal Trading Hours?

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc Q2 FY14 is scheduled on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., IPAD

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop (L) welcomes Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer with a handshake at a Nokia event in London in this February 11, 2011 file photograph.
Microsoft to Seal Nokia Deal, Will Nokia Phone be Renamed as Microsoft Mobile?

By IBTimes AU

Nokia has announced in a press release the company will wrap up its $7.9 billion deal with Microsoft on April 25. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, NOKIA CORPORATION, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Xbox One Fix Not Necessarily Based on Xbox 360 Features, Halo 5’s Possible Cloud Power Discussed

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One may be adding more features from the Xbox 360, but this is not such an easy task as believed. For the Halo franchise, new information about the game has been found via a job listing. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, ARCHITECTURE, ANDROID

Amazon Fire TV
Amazon 'Aggressive' on Fire TV

By IBTimes AU

Fire TV sets itself apart from the others with its ability to play games and its "unified voice search," which provides a way to filter thousands of titles that it offers. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, STEVE JOBS

Nokia Lumia 2520.
Nokia Lumia 2520 to Pose Electric Shock Risk, Sale Suspended in Europe

By IBTimes AU

Nokia has officially released a statement refraining the sales and use of Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet in the European and other countries due to a faulty charger posing a risk of an electric shock. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RUSSIA

Ford to Name Fields as CEO Soon, Replacing Mulally
Ford to Name Fields as CEO Soon, Replacing Mulally - Source

By Reuters

Ford Motor Co will soon name Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields as successor to Chief Executive Alan Mulally, a person familiar with the plans said on Monday. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GENERAL MOTORS, CHRYSLER

PS4 Hits 7 Million Mark While PlayStation Now Gets More Beta Updates

By IBTimes AU

Sony has finally sold seven million units of the PS4, and still remains ahead of the Xbox One in terms of this count. Also, the PlayStation Now is still getting a lot of updates, starting with a new rental system. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, ANDROID