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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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Mollenkopf to take Qualcomm chief post

Dec 13 - Financial Times

Articles About Microsoft

A Canadian Flag Is Pictured In Front Of A Blackberry Sign In Waterloo
BlackBerry Classic (aka Q20) Keyboard Shortcuts Explained In A Quick Video

By IBTimes AU

A video explaining the keyboard shortcuts of the latest BlackBerry Classic smartphone is published by the company. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE

Xie Enwei, General Manager Of Management And Operations Of Microsoft In China, Speaks During The Presentation Of The Xbox One
Black Friday 2014 Sale: Top Deals On Game Consoles Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Wii U And More

By IBTimes AU

Here is a list of Black Friday 2014 deals on game consoles and selected games. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, SONY

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Firefox Welcomes Yahoo As Default Search Engine For US Ditching Google

By IBTimes AU

Google, which has been the default search engine for Firefox since 2004, already bids goodbye to the 10-year long partnership. (Nov 21)

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A gamer plays "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" on an Xbox One console during the Xbox Play Day 2014, before the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 12, 2014. The Gamescom convention, Europe's largest video games trade fair, is opened to th
Alleged 'Microsoft Lumia 1030' Front Panel Leaked With Capacitive Buttons; 'Xbox One' Owners To Get Free Goodies On Anniversary

By IBTimes AU

A leaked front panel shows a sleek device with capacitive navigation buttons and the device is reported to be Lumia 1030. Also, Xbox One owners will be treated to free goodies on its anniversary. (Nov 21)

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A Visitor Holds A New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone
Top 5 Smartphones With Ultra-Fast Charging Capability: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 6 And More

By IBTimes AU

Here is a list of 5 killer smartphones that can charge from 0 to 100 percent faster than the rest. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks About The Apple Watch
Apple Watch To Come In Two Retina Display Sizes With Two Different Resolutions; WatchKit SDK Available Now

By IBTimes AU

Some specifications of the much-awaited Apple Watch are out. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG

Apple CEO Tim Cook wears the Apple Watch and shows the iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Users Face Critical Camera Focus Issue [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Reports suggest that some of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners are facing a critical camera-related issue. (Nov 20)

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Apple Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi Introduces Apple's IOS X Yosemite operating system at the World Wide developers conference in San Francisco
Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite Update Failed To Resolve Wi-Fi Issues

By IBTimes AU

Apple’s recently released updated Yosemite is believed to be unsuccessful in fixing Wi-Fi problems and other issues. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, IPAD

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Nokia N1 Specifications And Leaked Hands-on Photos Revealed, $249 Slate Features Android 5.0 Lollipop

By IBTimes AU

Nokia has entered tablet market with a new Android tablet called Nokia N1.Its specifications and leaked photos have been revealed. (Nov 19)

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