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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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Haifa Seeks 2nd Stock Exchange for Israel

By IBTimes AU

TheTel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) may soon have competition as Haifa, the third-largest city in Israel, wants to open a second bourse that focuses on technology-based stocks. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IBM, NYSE, TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE, ISRAEL, JAPAN

A sign is highlighted on the wall during the launch event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New York May 20, 2014.
Pre-Orders for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Ongoing: Price Starts at $979

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft has not had much luck in the past when it comes to mobile technology. It has a new Surface designed as a true hybrid, as Microsoft puts, its "the tablet that can replace your laptop." (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, IPAD, INTEL

Attendees Play A Check-In Game To Win Prizes By Tapping Their NFC-Enabled Android Smartphones
HTC One M8 (For Windows) vs. HTC One M8 (For Android) – Specifications, Features, Release Date And Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the HTC One M8 (For Windows) and the HTC One M8 (For Android). (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, AUSTRALIA, IPAD, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

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Xbox One News: Possible 24-Hour Free Games, 5M Approved Units In China And Continuing Resolution Issues

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One may be testing out a new service that may allow for free play day in the future. Also, five million units have been approved for China once the Xbox One releases in September. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD

A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014.
Google Works on Powering Up Chromebook Line to Kill Competitors, Nvidia Joins with Acer for New Killer Laptop

By IBTimes AU

Nvidia has been known for entering markets it sees fit to add more company value and address existing market demands and problems. It appears the company has found a new venture to explore partnering with Acer to create new Chromebooks. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: HP, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

An Attendee Uses Her Smartphone In Front Of A Fiant Microsoft Xbox Sign At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
Xbox One And 360 Updates: MTV, Twitch App Announced As New 500GB Hard Drive Gets Revealed

By IBTimes AU

Twitch and MTV will have new features and a new app on the Xbox One respectively. For Xbox 360 users, a new 500GB hard drive will give you more space to play more games. (Aug 21)

Microsoft Beats Wall Street on New CEO Debut
Nokia Lumia 730 Clears FCC, Scheduled to Be Unveiled on September 4

By IBTimes AU

The Lumia 730 is going to be the successor handset for the famous Lumia 720. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: FCC, SMARTPHONE

An Attendee Uses Her Smartphone In Front Of A Fiant Microsoft Xbox Sign At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
Xbox One News: Reddit And New Sharing Features Added For The Xbox One

By IBTimes AU

The Xbox One is building up its slew of features for editing and sharing gaming clips as Reddit comes to the Xbox One via the ReddX app. (Aug 20)

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Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber All Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By IBTimes AU

Taylor Swift nominates her friend Selena Gomez to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge while Justin Bieber also joins in on the fun. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, BILL GATES, REAL MADRID, JUSTIN BIEBER

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Best of the Best - Bill Gates, George Takei, Lady Gaga, Paul Bissonnette, Iggy Azalea, and More

By IBTimes AU

Charting the success of the ALS ice bucket challenge craze that have been sweeping social media channels by storm, we have round up the best of the best, in no particular order. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: BILL GATES, MARK ZUCKERBERG, STORM, NEW YORK, REAL MADRID, LADY GAGA