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PublicNASDAQ:MSFT
Date3/1986
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websitemicrosoft.com
Twitter@Microsoft
CategorySoftware
Employees90,000
Founded4/1974

Offices

World Headquarters
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA
USA
Boise Development Center
500 S 10th St.
Boise, ID, 83702
USA

People

CEO & Board of Directors
Founder and Technology Advisor
CFO
Chief Financial Officer, Online Services Division
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Live Platform Services
President, Entertainment & Devices Division
Vice President, Windows Live Experience
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Acquisitions

Total$20.8B
Parature, 1/2014 $100M
ODG, 11/2013 $150
Apiphany, 10/2013
InRelease, 6/2013
MetricsHub, 3/2013
R2 Studios, 1/2013
StorSimple, 10/2012
PhoneFactor, 10/2012
Perceptive Pixel, 7/2012
Yammer, 6/2012 $1.2B
VideoSurf, 11/2011 $100M
Twisted Pixel Games, 10/2011
Skype, 5/2011 $8.5B
Canesta, 10/2010
AVIcode, 10/2010
YaData, 8/2010 $25M
Opalis Software, 12/2009
Sentillion, 12/2009
Interactive Supercomputing, 9/2009
Rosetta Biosoftware, 6/2009
BigPark, 5/2009
Greenfield Online, 8/2008 $486M
DATAllegro, 7/2008
Zoomix, 7/2008 $35M
Powerset, 7/2008 $100M
MobiComp, 6/2008
Navic Networks, 6/2008
Farecast, 4/2008 $115M
Komoku, 3/2008
Rapt, 3/2008
90 Degree Software, 3/2008
Kidaro, 3/2008
Credentica, 3/2008
Danger, 2/2008 $500M
Caligari Corporation, 2/2008
Calista Technologies, 1/2008
Fast Search & Transfer, 1/2008 $1.2B
MultiMap, 12/2007
Global Care Solutions, 10/2007
jellyfish, 10/2007 $50M
Parlano, 8/2007
AdECN, 7/2007
Stratature, 6/2007
Engyro, 6/2007
aQuantive, 5/2007 $6.4B
Screen Tonic, 5/2007
devBiz Business Solutions, 3/2007
Tellme, 3/2007 $800M
Medstory, 2/2007
Colloquis, 10/2006
DesktopStandard, 10/2006
Gteko, 9/2006
Azyxxi, 7/2006
Winternals, 7/2006
Softricity, 7/2006
iView Multimedia, 6/2006
ProClarity Corporation, 5/2006
Whale Communications, 5/2006 $70M
DeepMetrix, 5/2006
Vexcel, 5/2006
Massive, 5/2006 $200M
AssetMetrix Corporation, 4/2006
Lionhead Studios, 4/2006
ProClarity, 4/2006
Onfolio, 3/2006
Apptimum, 3/2006
Motion Bridge, 2/2006
SeaDragon Software, 1/2006
FolderShare, 11/2005
Media-Streams.com, 11/2005
Alacris, 9/2005
Teleo, 8/2005
Frontbridge Technologies, 7/2005
MessageCast, 3/2005
Groove Networks, 3/2005
Sybari, 2/2005
GIANT Company Software, 12/2004
ActiveViews, 4/2004
PlaceWare, 4/2003
Connectix, 2/2003
Vicinity Corporation, 10/2002 $96M
Rare, Inc., 9/2002 $337M
XDegrees, 9/2002
Navision, 5/2002
NCompass Labs, 4/2001
Great Plains Software, 12/2000
Pacific Microsonics, 9/2000
MongoMusic, 9/2000
NetGames, 7/2000
Bungie Software, 6/2000
Peach Networks, 2/2000
Entropic, 11/1999
Softway Systems, 9/1999
Visio Corporation, 9/1999
STNC, 7/1999
Zoomit, 7/1999
Sendit, 7/1999
OmniBrowse, 6/1999
ShadowFactor Software, 6/1999
Jump Networks, 4/1999
Numinous Technologies, 3/1999
CompareNet, 3/1999
FASA Interactive, 1/1999
linkexchange, 11/1998
Valence Technology, 8/1998
MESA Group, 4/1998
Firefly Network, 4/1998
Windows Live Hotmail, 12/1997
HotMail, 12/1997 $400M
VXtreme, 8/1997
LinkAge Software, 6/1997
Cooper & Peters, 6/1997
WebTV Networks, 4/1997
NetCarta, 12/1996
Electric Gravity, 6/1996
eShop, 6/1996
Aspect Software Engineering, 4/1996
Exos, 4/1996
Colusa Software, 3/1996
Vermeer Technologies, 1/1996
Bruce Artwick Organization, 12/1995
Netwise, 11/1995
Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, 10/1995
Network Managers, 7/1995
RenderMorphics, 2/1995
One Tree Software Ltd, 11/1994
NextBase, 11/1994
Altamira Software, 9/1994
Fox Software, 6/1992
Consumers Software, 3/1991
Forethought, 6/1987

Investments

Foursquare 2/2014
nCrypted Cloud 2/2014
Darudar 8/2013
iStreamPlanet 3/2013
RealSpeaker Inc 3/2013
Klout 9/2012
Barnes & Noble 4/2012
Nook Media 1/2012
Adchemy 9/2011
Attunity 9/2011
AppNexus 10/2010
Bundle 6/2009
Affle 2/2009
N-Trig 1/2009
Move Networks 8/2008
Move Networks 4/2008
Zignals 12/2007
Platform Solutions 11/2007
Facebook 10/2007
PlanetEye 1/2007
NHK World 6/1987

Competitors

Service Providers

Web Development, Social Markeitng
Public Relations
Hosting
web/application design
Marketing Video
PR

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Microsoft

Microsoft is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets.

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft is the world’s largest software company in terms of revenue. It is also considered one of the world’s most valuable companies and one of the most successful startup companies of all time by market capitalization, revenue, growth and cultural impact.

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800 microcomputer. The original name, “”Micro-Soft,”” was from a combination of “”microcomputer”” and “”software.””

In 1980, the company formed a partnership with IBM, allowing Microsoft to sell its software package with the computers IBM manufactured. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS, followed by Microsoft Windows.

Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and ventured into hardware such as the Zune, a digital media player for music, videos, podcasts, and pictures; Xbox, a video game console; and Surface, a series of tablets. It has also made a presence on the web with the MSN internet portal and Bing search engine.

Microsoft has also made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Forethought, HotMail, and Visio Corporation. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.

Recent Milestones

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Products

Bing
BizSpark
MSN
MSN Video
Microsoft Amalga
Microsoft Live Search
Microsoft Live Telescope
Microsoft My Phone
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Startup Zone
Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Touchwall
Microsoft Virtual Earth
Microsoft Zune
Microsoft adCenter
Midori
Outlook
Photosynth
Popfly
System Center Operations Manager
Thumbtack
TweetCraft
Windows
Windows 7
Windows Azure
Windows Internet Explorer
Windows Live
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Family Safety
Windows Live FolderShare
Windows Live Hotmail
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mesh
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Writer
Windows Marketplace for Mobile
Windows Mobile
Windows Phone 7
Windows SteadyState
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox Kinect
Xbox One
i'm Initiative

Stock Price

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

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Sources

  1. Microsoft Acquires Parature For $100M In Deal To Bolster Knowledge Base For Dynamics CRM Platform (techcrunch.com) []
  2. techcrunch.com []
  3. blogs.msdn.com []
  4. Microsoft Acquires InCycle’s Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server (techcrunch.com) []
  5. Microsoft Acquires Cloud Performance Management Service MetricsHub, Makes It Available For Free On Azure (techcrunch.com) []
  6. Microsoft acquires home-automation company R2 Studios to beef up Xbox (venturebeat.com) []
  7. Microsoft buys online storage service StorSimple (news.yahoo.com) []
  8. Microsoft Acquires PhoneFactor To Keep Hackers From Destroying Your Life (businessinsider.com) []
  9. Microsoft Buys Perceptive Pixel, A Developer Of Gargantuan Tablets (businessinsider.com) []
  10. With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape (techcrunch.com) []
  11. With Its $100M Acquisition Of VideoSurf, Microsoft's Video Search Now Has Big Potential (techcrunch.com) []
  12. For The First Time In Five Years, Microsoft Buys A Game Company (businessinsider.com) []
  13. Done Deal! Big Deal. Smart Deal? Microsoft Buys Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (techcrunch.com) []
  14. CANESTA ANNOUNCES DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY MICROSOFT (freshnews.com) []
  15. Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc. (blogs.technet.com) []
  16. Microsoft Picks Up Israeli Ad-Targetting Software Startup YaData for a Reported $20 Million to $30 Million (techcrunch.com) []
  17. Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software (MSFT) (businessinsider.com) []
  18. Microsoft Acquires Healthcare Software Company Sentillion (MSFT) (businessinsider.com) []
  19. Microsoft Confirms Interactive Supercomputing Acquisition, Shuts Down Star-P (techcrunchit.com) []
  20. Microsoft buys Merck unit in life sciences push (news.cnet.com) []
  21. Microsoft Agrees to Acquire BigPark Inc. (microsoft.com) []
  22. Microsoft Says Hello to Ciao, Buys European Shopping Site (techcrunch.com) []
  23. Microsoft acquires DATAllegro data warehouse appliance company (venturebeat.com) []
  24. Microsoft Acquires Data Optimization Provider Zoomix (techcrunchit.com) []
  25. Microsoft to Acquire Powerset (searchengineland.com) []
  26. MobiComp to be Acquired by Microsoft (techcrunchit.com) []
  27. press release (biz.yahoo.com) []
  28. Microsoft Acquires Farecast For $115M (techcrunch.com) []
  29. Microsoft strengthens anti-malware protection with leading-edge rootkit detection provider. (microsoft.com) []
  30. Microsoft Picks Up Another Ad Startup: Rapt (techcrunch.com) []
  31. Microsoft acquires 90 Degree (fasken.com) []
  32. Microsoft buys virtualization player Kidaro (news.com) []
  33. credentica.com []
  34. Meanwhile, Microsoft Buys Danger For $500 Million (techcrunch.com) []
  35. Microsoft Buys Caligari To Pimp Up Virtual Earth (techcrunch.com) []
  36. Microsoft acquires Calista Technologies (calistatechnologies.com) []
  37. Microsoft bids $1.2B for Fast Search and Transfer (infoworld.com) []
  38. Microsoft buys Multimap (guardian.co.uk) []
  39. Microsoft to Acquire Innovative Healthcare Technology and Assets From Global Care Solutions (microsoft.com) []
  40. Microsoft Buys Jellyfish (wistechnology.com) []
  41. Microsoft to Acquire Parlano (microsoft.com) []
  42. Microsoft to Acquire AdECN, Inc (microsoft.com) []
  43. Microsoft completes Stratature acquisition (blogs.msdn.com) []
  44. Microsoft acquires Engyro Corporation (blogs.technet.com) []
  45. Microsoft Pays $6 billion for aQuantive: Massive Ad Network Consolidation Is Occuring (techcrunch.com) []
  46. Microsoft buys mobile advertising company ScreenTonic (computerworld.com) []
  47. Microsoft Acquires devBiz Business Solutions (webpronews.com) []
  48. Microsoft Acquires Tellme (techcrunch.com) []
  49. Advertise on NYTimes.com Microsoft to Buy Health Information Search Engine (nytimes.com) []
  50. Microsoft Acquires Colloquis to Enhance User Interactions Online (microsoft.com) []
  51. Microsoft acquires DesktopStandard (stuff.techwhack.com) []
  52. Microsoft buys Israeli startup Gteko for USD 110 million (ynetnews.com) []
  53. Microsoft Expands Presence in Healthcare IT Industry With Acquisition of Health Intelligence Software Azyxxi (microsoft.com) []
  54. Microsoft Acquires Winternals (microsoft.com) []
  55. Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Softricity (microsoft.com) []
  56. Microsoft acquires iView Multimedia (macworld.com) []
  57. Citation Needed []
  58. Microsoft to Acquire Whale Communications, a Leading Provider of SSL VPN and Application Security Technologies (microsoft.com) []
  59. MICROSOFT BUYS INTERNET TRACKER DEEPMETRIX CORP. (highbeam.com) []
  60. Microsoft Acquires Vexcel Corp., a Worldwide Leader in Imagery and Remote Sensing Technology (microsoft.com) []
  61. Microsoft bought in-game ads pioneer Massive for over $200 million in May 2006. (blog.quintura.com) []
  62. Microsoft acquires AssetMetrix (hunterstrat.com) []
  63. Microsoft snaps up UK games guru (news.bbc.co.uk) []
  64. Microsoft Agrees to Acquire ProClarity, Enhancing Business Intelligence Offering (microsoft.com) []
  65. Microsoft Enhances Windows Live Toolbar Capabilities With Acquisition of Onfolio (microsoft.com) []
  66. Microsoft Acquires Apptimum Inc., a Leading Application Transfer Company (microsoft.com) []
  67. Microsoft Acquires Mobile Search Technology Provider MotionBridge (microsoft.com) []
  68. Microsoft acquiring Seadragon Software (seattletimes.nwsource.com) []
  69. Microsoft Acquires FolderShare, a File-Synchronization Technology Provider (microsoft.com) []
  70. Microsoft to Acquire media-streams.com AG; Technologies to Integrate Voice Communications Into Microsoft Office System (microsoft.com) []
  71. Microsoft Acquires Identity and Access Management Solutions Provider Alacris (microsoft.com) []
  72. Microsoft Acquires Teleo, Innovative VoIP Technology Company (microsoft.com) []
  73. Microsoft to Acquire FrontBridge Technologies, a Leading Provider of Secure Messaging Services (microsoft.com) []
  74. MSN Acquires MessageCast to Expand Automated Alerting Services (microsoft.com) []
  75. Microsoft to Acquire Groove Networks, Combining Talents to Create Anytime, Anywhere Collaboration Products and Services (microsoft.com) []
  76. Microsoft to Acquire Enterprise Anti-Virus Security Provider Sybari Software (microsoft.com) []
  77. Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company (microsoft.com) []
  78. Microsoft Acquires ActiveViews’ Business Intelligence Functionality (microsoft.com) []
  79. PlaceWare, Inc. Announces Its Acquisition by Microsoft Is Complete (microsoft.com) []
  80. Microsoft Acquires Connectix Virtual Machine Technology (microsoft.com) []
  81. Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Vicinity Corporation to Extend Value Of Location-Based Technology for Customers and Developers (microsoft.com) []
  82. Microsoft Acquires Video Game Powerhouse Rare Ltd. (microsoft.com) []
  83. Microsoft buys security software upstart (news.cnet.com) []
  84. Microsoft Acquires Navision (microsoft.com) []
  85. Microsoft to Acquire NCompass Labs (microsoft.com) []
  86. Microsoft to Acquire Great Plains Software Inc. (microsoft.com) []
  87. Microsoft Acquires Pacific Microsonics Inc. (microsoft.com) []
  88. Microsoft Acquires MongoMusic (internetnews.com) []
  89. Microsoft Acquires NetGames USA (microsoft.com) []
  90. Microsoft to Acquire Bungie Software (microsoft.com) []
  91. Microsoft To Acquire Peach Networks (microsoft.com) []
  92. Microsoft Buys Entropic for Future Speech Efforts. (thefreelibrary.com) []
  93. Microsoft Acquires Softway Systems To Strengthen Future Customer Interoperability Solutions (microsoft.com) []
  94. Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Visio as Part of Mission To Increase Productivity for Businesses (microsoft.com) []
  95. Microsoft Acquires STNC (microsoft.com) []
  96. Microsoft Buys Metadirectory Vendor Zoomit (crn.com) []
  97. Microsoft to Acquire Sendit (microsoft.com) []
  98. Microsoft Acquires OmniBrowse (findarticles.com) []
  99. Microsoft Acquires Software Manufacturer ShadowFactor (microsoft.com) []
  100. Microsoft Buys Jump Networks for Its Calendaring Technology (findarticles.com) []
  101. Microsoft Acquires Graphics Start Up Numinous (findarticles.com) []
  102. Microsoft Acquires CompareNet to Greatly Enhance Consumer Shopping Experience at MSN (microsoft.com) []
  103. Microsoft Acquires FASA Interactive (microsoft.com) []
  104. Microsoft acquires LinkExchange (news.cnet.com) []
  105. Microsoft buys Valence Research (news.cnet.com) []
  106. Microsoft Corp acquires MESA Group Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  107. Microsoft to buy Firefly (news.cnet.com) []
  108. Microsoft Acquires Hotmail (microsoft.com) []
  109. The Microsoft Network Adds Hotmail's Browser-Based Free E-Mail Technology To Its Family of Internet Services (microsoft.com) []
  110. Microsoft Announces Acquisition of VXtreme (microsoft.com) []
  111. Microsoft Acquires LinkAge Software (microsoft.com) []
  112. Microsoft Acquires Cooper & Peters (microsoft.com) []
  113. Microsoft to Acquire WebTV Networks (microsoft.com) []
  114. Microsoft Agrees to Acquire NetCarta (microsoft.com) []
  115. Microsoft Corp acquires Electric Gravity Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  116. Microsoft Acquires eShop Inc. (microsoft.com) []
  117. Microsoft Corp acquires Aspect Software Engineering (alacrastore.com) []
  118. Microsoft Corp acquires Exos Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  119. Microsoft Corp acquires Colusa Software Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  120. Microsoft Corp acquires Vermeer Technologies (alacrastore.com) []
  121. Microsoft Corp acquires Bruce Artwick Organization (alacrastore.com) []
  122. Microsoft Corp acquires Netwise Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  123. Microsoft Corp acquires Blue Ribbon SoundWorks Ltd (alacrastore.com) []
  124. Microsoft Corp acquires Network Managers PLC (alacrastore.com) []
  125. Microsoft Corp acquires RenderMorphics Ltd (alacrastore.com) []
  126. MICROSOFT CORPORATION ACQUIRES ONE TREE SOFTWARE (thefreelibrary.com) []
  127. MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NEXTBASE (thefreelibrary.com) []
  128. MICROSOFT ACQUIRES ALTAMIRA SOFTWARE IN STOCK DEAL (nytimes.com) []
  129. Microsoft Corp acquires Fox Software Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  130. Microsoft Corp acquires Consumers Software Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  131. Microsoft Corp acquires Forethought Inc (alacrastore.com) []
  132. Foursquare Gets $15M And Licensing Deal From Microsoft To Power Location Context For Windows And Mobile (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  133. Encrypt All Your Shared Data With nCrypted Cloud (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  134. Move to Azure with BizSpark programm (darudar.org) [edit]
  135. iStreamPlanet Announces Investment Agreement by Juniper Networks to Drive Growth and Innovation in Live Video Streaming (istreamplanet.com) [edit]
  136. Citation Needed [add]
  137. Growing Its Influence, Klout Gets Strategic Investment From Microsoft — And Serious Bing Integration (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  138. Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  139. Pearson Acquires Stake in Nook Unit (online.wsj.com) [edit]
  140. Microsoft And Others Put $61M Into Intent-Driven Ad Technology Company Adchemy (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  141. Attunity gets $3.5M OEM deal payment from Microsoft (masshightech.com) [edit]
  142. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  143. Citation Needed [add]
  144. Microsoft Invests In Mobile Marketing Firm Affle (moconews.net) [edit]
  145. N-trig Secures $24 Million of New Funding to Fuel Hands-on computing™ (n-trig.com) [edit]
  146. Microsoft Invests in Heavily-Backed HD Online Video Service Move Networks (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  147. Online video services company Move Networks raises $46 million (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  148. Microsoft teams up with Irish start-up Zignals to launch beta online service (finfacts.ie) [edit]
  149. EDGAR [edit]
  150. Facebook and Microsoft Expand Strategic Alliance (microsoft.com) []
  151. PlanetEye’s investors include (main.planeteye.com) [edit]
  152. koqozcgr (tjxacg.com) [edit]
  153. Microsoft Actually Decided Months Ago Not To Use Verizon As Windows Phone 7 Launch Partner. (businessinsider.com) []
    Microsoft Sells 1 Million Kinects In 10 Days (businessinsider.com) []
    CHARTS OF THE WEEK: Microsoft Burns ANOTHER $543 Million Online (businessinsider.com) []
    Microsoft Reportedly Close To A $7 Billion Purchase Of Skype (paidcontent.org) []
    Microsoft Sold 450 Million Copies Of Windows 7 (techcrunch.com) []
    Skype Officially Becomes A Microsoft Division As $8.5 Billion Deal Closes (techcrunch.com) []
    Microsoft and Nokia Invest €18M into a New Mobile Application Development Program at Aalto University (finsmes.com) []
    Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition (techcrunch.com) []
    Microsoft’s Outlook.com Now Has 10 Million Users, SkyDrive Gets A New UI & Android App (techcrunch.com) []
    Microsoft Enters Into $7.2B Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices And Services Business And License Its Patents (techcrunch.com) []
    Microsoft snaps up Skype’s operations in China, nabbing the app’s 100 million domestic users (techinasia.com) []
    Microsoft Raises $8 Billion With Bond Offering in Dollars, Euros (bloomberg.com) []

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