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Microsoft Corporation is an American Multinational company which is best known for its operating systems- Microsoft Windows. The technology corporation produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers and other related services. Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, it was developed to sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It then rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. Other than Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office suite, the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers are other products of Microsoft as well. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. In 1986 the company had its initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions, their largest being the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016,followed by their acquisition of Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011.The company also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops, laptops, tabs, gadgets, and servers, including Internet search (with Bing), the digital services market (through MSN), mixed reality (HoloLens), cloud computing (Azure), and software development (Visual Studio). More

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  • Do bosses believe employees are productive working from home? What new report shows Sep 23, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Do bosses believe employees are productive working from home? What new report shows

    Microsoft has released an extensive new report on work trends, based on a survey of 20,000 staff members across 11 countries.

  • Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7 Sep 23, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7

    A daily round-up of the most interesting articles to help jump-start the day.

  • Everything you need to know about Microsoft's Windows 11 2022 update Sep 22, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    Everything you need to know about Microsoft's Windows 11 2022 update

    From creating start menu folders, better touchscreen gestures and snap layouts, the update introduces many new features

  • UK to examine cloud services dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google Sep 22, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    UK to examine cloud services dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google

    Communications regulator Ofcom also said on Thursday it would examine other digital markets over the next year, including messaging services such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom, and connected televisions and smart speakers.

  • Asus launches Vivobook 14 Touch in India: Check price, specifications Sep 21, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    Asus launches Vivobook 14 Touch in India: Check price, specifications

    The Asus Vivobook 14 will start at Rs 49,990

  • UK anti-trust watchdog wants in-depth probe into Microsoft's Activision deal Sep 16, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    UK anti-trust watchdog wants in-depth probe into Microsoft's Activision deal

    Microsoft in January announced it was in the process of acquiring "Call of Duty" publisher Activision for $69 billion, making it the largest sale in the history of the industry

  • Exclusive | HCL Technologies lays off 350 employees working on Microsoft project Sep 13, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    Exclusive | HCL Technologies lays off 350 employees working on Microsoft project

    The laid-off employees worked on news projects with Microsoft. Their last working day is September 30

  • Satya Nadella reveals how cybersecurity defended Ukraine from Russian attacks Sep 12, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Satya Nadella reveals how cybersecurity defended Ukraine from Russian attacks

    Satya Nadella said that Microsoft was able to work with the Ukrainian government to "evacuate" critical information into their cloud and protect them.

  • Bill Gates, Samsung develop toilet that turns solid waste into ashes Sep 11, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    Bill Gates, Samsung develop toilet that turns solid waste into ashes

    Describing the prototype toilet as "energy-efficient", Samsung said that it is designed to run without water, making it particularly useful in remote regions where water is scarce.

  • Bill Gates on the toughest question he's ever had to answer Sep 07, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    Bill Gates on the toughest question he's ever had to answer

    Bill Gates shared that he was asked the question 25 years ago and has thought about it every day since.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Sep 03, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    AMD Ryzen 7000 series is here, Qualcomm and Meta team up, Apple's event, and more.

  • Madhya Pradesh: Visually impaired techie bags Rs 47 lakh package from Microsoft Aug 31, 2022 10:03 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh: Visually impaired techie bags Rs 47 lakh package from Microsoft

    A 25-year-old visually impaired software engineer from Madhya Pradesh has received a job offer from IT giant Microsoft

  • Xiaomi Notebook Pro and Smart TV X series launched in India: Check price, specs Aug 30, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Xiaomi Notebook Pro and Smart TV X series launched in India: Check price, specs

    The laptops start at Rs 69,999 and the smart TV starts at Rs 28,999

  • Australia demands Apple, Meta, Microsoft share anti-abuse steps, threatens fines Aug 30, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    Australia demands Apple, Meta, Microsoft share anti-abuse steps, threatens fines

    The e-Safety Commissioner, a body set up to protect internet users, said it used laws which took effect in January to compel the technology giants to disclose measures they were taking to detect and remove abuse material within 28 days. If they did not, the companies would each face a fine of A$555,000 ($383,000) per day.

  • Viral: An old video of Bill Gates dancing at Windows 95 launch Aug 26, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Viral: An old video of Bill Gates dancing at Windows 95 launch

    An old video of Bill Gates at the launch of Windows 95 in the year 1995 is once again going viral online.

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's art collection, worth over $1 billion, to go up for auction Aug 26, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's art collection, worth over $1 billion, to go up for auction

    Paul Allen's collection comprises 150 pieces spanning 500 years of art history. Christie's said it will be "the largest and most exceptional art auction in history".

  • On this day in 1997, Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple, saved it from bankruptcy Aug 07, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    On this day in 1997, Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple, saved it from bankruptcy

    The investment meant that Microsoft was helping one of its greatest competitors, but it was also a new business opportunity which Bill Gates admitted in 2007.

  • Jeff Bezos, Satya Nadella mourn death of Tom Alberg who served on Amazon board for 23 years Aug 07, 2022 04:17 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos, Satya Nadella mourn death of Tom Alberg who served on Amazon board for 23 years

    Tom Alberg had helped guide Amazon through the years when it lost massive amounts of money before it evolved into the powerhouse of e-commerce site.

  • Asus launches new Zenbook and Vivobook laptops in India: Check price, specifications Aug 03, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Asus launches new Zenbook and Vivobook laptops in India: Check price, specifications

    The new line-up of laptops start at Rs. 49,990

  • Big Tech job openings in India slump significantly amid larger slowdown Aug 03, 2022 01:35 PM IST

    Big Tech job openings in India slump significantly amid larger slowdown

    Active job openings across Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Google were down to 9,000 from their average listing of at least around 40,000 jobs

  • BTech student bags Rs 50 lakh job from Microsoft. He rejected offers from Amazon, Cognizant Aug 03, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    BTech student bags Rs 50 lakh job from Microsoft. He rejected offers from Amazon, Cognizant

    Sharing his reasons for choosing Microsoft, Rakheja said that he heard the work culture there is amazing and the work they do is impactful.

  • LTI to train over 12,000 employees on Microsoft technologies Aug 02, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    LTI to train over 12,000 employees on Microsoft technologies

    Larsen & Toubro Infotech intends to train more than 12,000 employees on a variety of Microsoft technologies, the company announced on Tuesday

  • Start-up founder who drives auto: Twitter users share peak Bengaluru moments Jul 29, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Start-up founder who drives auto: Twitter users share peak Bengaluru moments

    Moments unique to the start-up city.

  • Alphabet, Microsoft spur hope big tech can handle slow economy Jul 27, 2022 07:40 AM IST

    Alphabet, Microsoft spur hope big tech can handle slow economy

    Shares of all three companies rallied in late trading, spurring S&P 500 futures and giving a boost to tech peers. The earnings reports from the trio of industry giants set the tone for a week that will include results from heavy hitters like Meta Platforms Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Intel Corp.

  • Microsoft soothes market fears with forecast for strong revenue growth Jul 27, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    Microsoft soothes market fears with forecast for strong revenue growth

    The strong outlook shows Microsoft continues to benefit from the pandemic-led shift to hybrid work models and comes at a time when investors are bracing for an economic downturn, with inflation roaring and consumers cutting spending.

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