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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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Black Friday 2014 Sale: Best Buy,Target And Amazon Offer Huge Discounts On Tablets Like iPad Air 2, Shield Tablet, Surface Pro 3 And More

By IBTimes AU

Here are all the major Black Friday 2014 tablet deals. Massive discounts on iPad Air 2, Amazon Fire HD tablets and more coming this Black Friday. (5:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD, INTEL, CYBER MONDAY

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address
Wallet-Friendly 'Microsoft Lumia 535' Retails In India For $148, The UK To Follow Suit

By IBTimes AU

The budget-friendly Microsoft Lumia 535 has been released in India. The UK is pegged to be the next destination for this new device. (3:21 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Nokia Lumia 635: Microsoft Drops AT&T Smartphone's Price For 2014 Black Friday Sale

By IBTimes AU

The AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 smartphone price has been dropped down to only $39 for the 2014 Black Friday sale. Microsoft offers the Nokia Lumia 635 contract-free so the customers will not be burdened with the typical two-year contract or service agreeme... (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: AT&T, RETAIL, SMARTPHONE

The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store
#Bendgate Fails To Dent As Apple’s Market Value Reaches $700 Billion

By IBTimes AU

Notwithstanding the #bendgate scandal, iPhone 6 sales soared and is responsible for Apple's market value hitting $700 billion on Tuesday. Add as well the sale of the flagship in China. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLDMAN SACHS, STEVE JOBS, SAMSUNG, NEW YORK

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen Holds Up The Unreleased Blackberry Passport Device During The Company's Annual General Meeting For Shareholders In Waterloo
Black Friday Sale 2014: Buy BlackBerry Passport With $200 Discount Until Nov. 30

By IBTimes AU

BlackBerry is offering Black Friday deal on the Passport and the discounted price is only $499. Plus, red and white Passport variants can also be pre-ordered now. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, BLACKBERRY

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, shows the new features at a launch ceremony
Xiaomi's Mi Pad Tablet Successor With 9.2-Inch Display, LTE Support To Retail At Just $100

By IBTimes AU

Xiaomi Mi Pad successor with LTE support is on its way to make a debut. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RETAIL, BLACKBERRY

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Kogan’s Atlas X1510: Latest Windows Laptop To Hit Australia

By IBTimes AU

Kogan has finally joined the portable PC race with its very own Windows laptop. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: HP, AUSTRALIA, INTEL, ARCHITECTURE

A Customer (L) Checks A New Laptop With A Salesman.
Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro: Close Comparison Versus MacBook Air And Surface Pro 3

By IBTimes AU

Lenovo launched the Yoga 3 Pro to closely go against Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, INTEL

People shop at Target on Thanksgiving Day in Burbank, California November 22, 2012. The shopping frenzy known as "Black Friday" kicked off at a more civilized hour welcomed by some shoppers this year, with retailers like Target Corp and Toys R U
PS4 vs. Xbox One Black Friday Sale 2014, Cyber Monday Deals: Walmart’s PS4 Bundles And Discounted Games With Gold

By IBTimes AU

Black Friday offerings for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U are putting huge discounts for games and consoles. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, CYBER MONDAY