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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

An Apple iPhone is shown with the Beejive IM (instant messaging) software
Hike App Tops 35 Million Users: It's Privacy Settings are a Hit Among Indian Teens

By IBTimes AU

Teens are starting to use the new Hike app that allows them to flirt in private. (8:53 am)

MORE TOPICS: BNP PARIBAS, FACEBOOK, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

File of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, his wife Shelly attending the NBA basketball game in Los Angeles
Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Estranged Wife Shelly On The Beach

By IBTimes AU

Donald Sterling and wife Shelly found a peaceful ground amid legal battles. (7:55 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAWSUIT, LOS ANGELES

Windows Phone
Another Leaked Images of Lumia 730 and 735 Ahead of Its Launch

By IBTimes AU

More images of the purported Lumia 730 are shown on that provides a better look at the design of the said handset along with the alleged Lumia 735 that supports 4G. (3:47 pm)

PlayStation
Games Alert: ‘Persona 5,’ ‘Peggle 2’ And New ‘Gundam’ Game Coming To The PS4

By IBTimes AU

Three new games are coming to the PS4. A new “Gundam” title and “Persona 5” will debut on 2015, while “Peggle 2” will come in October. (11:56 am)

MORE TOPICS: SONY

File Picture of a Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 730 ‘Selfie Phone’ Teasers Out Before Microsoft’s Press Conference at IFA 2014

By IBTimes AU

The Nokia Lumia 730, which is also known as the “selfie phone” is expected to be unveiled on the IFA event in Berlin and recently, Microsoft shows another teaser for the new selfie phone. (11:38 am)

Xbox One
‘Forza Horizon 2’ Checks Out 150 Soundtracks And An Announced Demo

By IBTimes AU

Playground Games’ title, “Forza Horizon 2,” will get 150 soundtracks apart from the announced demo coming on Sept. 16 for the Xbox One. (11:06 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SAMSUNG

Destiny
‘Destiny’ Updates: Devs Talk About Raids and ‘Destiny’ Preorder And Preloading

By IBTimes AU

Bungie has given more details about “Destiny,” particularly for the Raid modes and the preorder and preloading mechanism for those playing on Xbox One. (10:30 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG

People visit the Microsoft booth during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 3, 2014
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Benefits And Problems On This New Windows 8.1 Tablet

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft's latest Surface PRO 3 offers several benefits such as high definition display, decent battery life and fourth generation Intel Core processor. However, the device holds serious problems reported by users related to loud fan noise and overheating. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: INTEL

Coders Rest In The Office Of Mojang, A Small Swedish Company Behind The Wildly Popular 'Minecraft' Video Game, In Stockholm
‘Minecraft Xbox One Edition’ Updates From Devs Plus More On Minecraft On The Xbox Platform

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One Edition for “Minecraft” is finally in the hands of Microsoft, as he developers give their take on some of their plans for the platform. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SAMSUNG, SONY

Halo 5
Xbox’s September Games with Gold Features Halo Reach As Halo 5: Guardians And Master Chief Collection Get Details

By IBTimes AU

The September Games with Gold for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 have been revealed, and it will include one of the “Halo” titles previously released. Also, a few more details and teasers for “Halo 5: Guardians” and “The Master Chief Collection” have been released. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SAMSUNG