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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

Men Holding Nokia Lumia 820 Phones Are Silhouetted Against A Backdrop Of A Nokia Logo
Nokia Lumia 830 vs. Moto G 2014 – Affordable Flagships’ Specifications, Features And Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the Moto G 2014 (Gen 2) and the latest Nokia Lumia 830. (12:22 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, INDIA, ANDROID, HTC

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 News: Windows 10 Hinted For Xbox One; Deals With Gold And Xbox One Counterfeits Detailed

By IBTimes AU

Windows has been revealed to have an integrated approach to rolling out and tailoring to different devices, and this may include the Xbox One. (10:38 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, AUSTRALIA

Microsoft
Lumia 830 To Be Available Around The World This Week, Features PureView Camera At Affordable Price

By IBTimes AU

Lumia 830 unveiled during the IFA event is going to hit the shelves this week. It is a slim handset that features OIS for its 10 MP PureView technology powered camera. (10:03 am)

PlayStation
‘Driveclub’ v. ‘Forza Horizon 2’: Compatible Racing Wheels And New Trailer Released As Bug Spotted For Xbox One Users

By IBTimes AU

“Forza Horizon 2” players should beware of a bug that’s been plaguing select Xbox One units. “Driveclub” will feature two compatible racing wheels and a new trailer before launch. (8:41 am)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, AUSTRALIA, SONY

Joe Belfiore discussing windows 8.1 update
New Windows OS Is Not Windows 9, Microsoft To Launch Windows 10 As New OS Build

By IBTimes AU

Windows 8 to be replaced by Windows 10. Initially, the rumour mill was claiming the Wnidows 8 successor as Wnidows 9. However, Windows 10 product name has been officially released by Microsoft. (Oct 01)

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 Sales Gear Up in China And UK As October System Update Improves Hardware

By IBTimes AU

Gearing up toward catching with the sales of the PS4, the Xbox One has managed to draw great crowds for its launch in China. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, CHINA, JAPAN

Microsoft to Windows 8.1
Windows Insider Program: How to Get Windows 10 the Next Generation Operating System

By IBTimes AU

The new operating system Windows 10 will release in mid 2015. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL

The Microsoft logo is seen in the northern German town of Hanover
Microsoft To Have Its Own Retail Outlet in Manhattan

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft to have a full sized retail store that will sell all Microsoft products and third party software’s in Manhattan. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, NEW YORK

Bill Gates At The Global Alliance for Vaccines And Immunisation (GAVI) Conference
Bill Gates Believes Ebola Could Spread Outside West Africa, Warns Countries Should Strengthen Healthcare

By IBTimes AU

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates believes it is difficult to assess whether government leaders have done the best they can to help contain the epidemic. The Ebola virus continues to claim lives as the death rate rises to 70 percent. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: BILL GATES, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, INFECTION

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
‘Forza Horizon 2’ v. ‘Driveclub’: Check Out The 15-Minute Gameplay, Unlockable Bonuses And Final Build Footage

By IBTimes AU

New gameplay trailers have been released for “Forza Horizon 2” and “Driveclub.” (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, COURT, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL