The Microsoft Company is currently a multinational corporation. The company develops, manufactures, licenses, and sells personal computers, software, and consumer electronics. Today the headquarters for Microsoft is located in the city of Redmond in the state of Washington. This company is best known for its software products including the Microsoft Windows operating systems, the Internet explorer browser, and the Microsoft office suite. In terms of hardware, some of the flagship products include the Microsoft tablets, and the Xbox game consoles. Today the Microsoft Company is the world's biggest software maker based on its revenue. It is also one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Microsoft Company was founded back in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Originally this company was designed to develop and sell an interpreter for particular system. Soon the company began to dominate the personal computer operating systems. By the time the 1980s rolled around, this company offered Microsoft Windows systems and computers. It was offered publicly in 1986 and soon the share price rose so high that it created three billionaires from the company, and another 12,000 millionaires from among the employees within this company. Since 1990, the company has regularly diversified from focusing on the operating system market and now has many corporate acquisitions. In fact, in 2011, this company acquired Skype technologies. This acquisition cost over $8 billion and today is the largest acquisition this company has made.
As of 2013 this company’s market domain for office software suite markets. The company offers software for servers and for desktops. It is quite active in certain areas including the video game industry. It has three different Xbox consoles available today. It is also heavily involved with the Internet search industry through its search engines being, and the digital services market through the company MSN, as well as the mobile phone market through its Windows phone operating system. In 2012, this company began to lunch personal computer production with a line of tablet computers. It soon acquired the company no Kia and all of its subsequent devices and services. Now this company has reentered into the smartphone market.
Overall this company has grown drastically since its creation. It is become a major provider in computer programming, and moved successfully into the development of computer programs, computers, Internet search engines, and tablet devices. Since 2011 this company focused on rebranding itself and has done so successfully.