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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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Microsoft To Launch Smartwatch With Up to Two Days Battery Backup Very Soon

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft will be launching its smartwatch in couple of weeks. It will support different OS platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone. (4:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SONY, ANDROID

Xbox One and 'Halo 5: Guardians'
‘Halo': The Master Chief Collection, Updates And Preorder Details; 343 Industries Announces ‘Halo 2 Anniversary’ Documentary

By IBTimes AU

343 Industries has already revealed new details and adjustments for “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” alongside the announcement of a documentary for the “Halo 2 Anniversary.” (12:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, JAPAN

A 'Halo 5' Multiplayer Beta Scene
'Halo 5: Guardians': Updates On Leaderboard System And 'Spartan Strike' For Windows 8

By IBTimes AU

There are a few more reasons why old-time fans of the "Halo" franchise should go back to the game via the "Halo: The Master Chief Collection," as detailed by 343 Industries. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SAMSUNG, FACEBOOK

Xie Enwei, General Manager Of Management And Operations Of Microsoft In China, Speaks During The Presentation Of The Xbox One By Microsoft As Part Of ChinaJoy 2014 China Digital Entertainment Expo And Conference In Shanghai
Xbox One October System Update, Deals With Gold October and Xbox Exclusive ‘Killer Instinct 2’ Launch Detailed

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One October System update is worth getting for the new features, which will enhance our use of the Xbox One’s gaming, media, and entertainment features. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SAMSUNG, FACEBOOK, SILVER

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook Speaks About The New iPad Air
HTC Nexus 9 vs. Apple iPad Mini 2 – Specifications, Features, Release Date And Price Comparison

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the brand new HTC Nexus 9 and the Apple iPad Mini 2 tablets. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, IPAD, SILVER, ANDROID, HTC

Android mascots are lined up
Android 5.0 Lollipop to Have Security Feature Kill Switch: Stolen Phones to Go Useless

By IBTimes AU

Security is a major concern for smartphone users and Android L has come up with features to protect the phone as well as user data. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, SMARTPHONE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ANDROID, HTC

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg And His Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $25M For Fight Against Ebola

By IBTimes AU

Top philanthropist, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have donated $25 million to the CDC Foundation for the fight against Ebola. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, UNITED NATIONS

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New Dual-SIM Lumia Smartphone With qHD Display Spotted AT FCC

By IBTimes AU

New Nokia Lumia smartphone with dual SIM capabilities and qHD display screen has been spotted at FCC (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FCC, SMARTPHONE

Assassin's Creed Rogue
‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ and ‘Rogue’: Xbox One Bundles, A New Trailer And Plot Details Spotted

By IBTimes AU

New Xbox One bundles have been rumoured for “Assassin’s Creed Unity” as “Assassin’s Creed Rogue” gets a new trailer and some more plot details. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, SONY

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Apple Blamed For Killing Two Major Industries of Finland

By IBTimes AU

Finland has been down rated from AAA to AA+ by Standard and Poors. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, IPAD