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Stocks Today: Autodesk Soars On Earnings; Microsoft Leads Dow Jones - Investor's Business Daily

The first day of a new rally attempt for the Nasdaq composite was looking pretty good in afternoon trading Wednesday. Top stocks today in the Nasdaq 100 included Autodesk (ADSK), which soared 8% on strong earnings. Microsoft (MSFT), meanwhile, was ...

Microsoft Launcher 5.1 beta adds a Pie-like 'digital health' feature [APK Download] - Android Police

One of the most notable additions to Android 9 Pie was Digital Wellbeing, a feature that can help you track how you use your phone and alter your habits. Most people don't have Pie, but the latest beta update to the Microsoft Launcher has a similar ...

Microsoft's Black Friday Deals Are a Gamer's Dream - TIME

That includes Microsoft, which is slashing a few bucks off its Surface line of devices and Xbox One consoles, among other items. If you're in need of a capable Windows 10 machine, or want to add a new game console and media player to your home theater ...

Google Chrome could be coming to Windows 10 on ARM soon with help from Microsoft - OnMSFT (blog)

Google has been working with Qualcomm to bring its Chrome web browser to Windows 10 on ARM devices for some time now, and it appears Microsoft want to help. According to a report from 9to5Google, two Microsoft developers, named Tom Tan and Jon ...

How a major bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update slipped past Microsoft - Windows Central

Last week, Microsoft began the relaunch of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update after pulling it more than a month ago due to a file deletion bug that somehow crept into the shipping build. While Microsoft has since gone into extensive detail as to how ...

Microsoft Spreads Open Enclave SDK, Integrates With Azure IoT Edge - SDxCentral

Microsoft continued to flesh out its $5 billion investment into the IoT and edge space with its latest push targeted at the developer community. The company launched cross-platform availability of its Open Enclave SDK that helps manage devices deployed ...

Users can now log in to Microsoft accounts without a password - TechRadar

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 users will now be able to log into their Microsoft accounts using its Edge browser without a password. Advertisement. The company is giving users three different ways to securely log into their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft adds a digital health feature to its Android launcher - The Verge

Microsoft is adding its own digital health feature to its Android launcher app. While Google has added a similar feature to Android Pie, Microsoft's Launcher will let any Android users access the ability to track how long apps are being used for. You ...

Sharp Problem-Solving Skills (and AI) Helped This Tech Company Secure Microsoft as a Partner - The Advocate

Sharp Problem-Solving Skills (and AI) Helped This Tech Company Secure Microsoft as a Partner. Kerry Liu speaks about how he and his team thought tactically about Rubikloud's positioning in the marketplace. MaRS Discovery District. Published 11:00 am ...

You Can Now Log Into Microsoft Accounts Without a Password - Laptop Mag

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, passwords are the worst form of online security, except for all the others. Still, companies do their darnedest to replace passwords with something less likely to be exposed in a data breach. Microsoft is the latest to ...

Surface Pro 6 bundle with Type Cover gets $260 discount for Black Friday - TechRadar

If you've been holding out on buying Microsoft's latest professional tablet, now is the time to dive in with an amazing Surface Pro 6 deal for Black Friday from B&H Photo. While supplies last, you can score a Surface Pro 6 tablet with a Type Cover ...

Microsoft, Google making Chrome work for Windows ARM - Seeking Alpha

Microsoft (MSFT +2.3%) joins Qualcomm (QCOM +1.7%) and Google (GOOG +1.9%)(GOOGL +2%) to make a version of the Chrome browser that works on Windows on ARM. 9to5Google spotted that Microsoft engineers are contributing code to Chrome to ...

BISD partnering with UTA, Microsoft for eSports tourney - Cleburne Times-Review

Playing the latest video game is something most teenagers agree is something that they do when it's time for friends to get together. Burleson ISD is partnering with Microsoft and the University of Texas at Arlington to introduce students to the way of ...

Microsoft Launcher beta gets To-Do and Sticky Notes integration, 'Hey Cortana' support - Windows Central

Microsoft Launcher has been on a tear lately, most recently adding Windows Timeline support and a revamped feed with its big 5.0 update. With the latest update for beta testers, now available as version 5.1, Microsoft isn't slowing down with major ...

Microsoft Launcher beta gets 5.1 update with To-Do and Sticky Notes integration - OnMSFT (blog)

Microsoft has released a preview of the upcoming 5.1 update of its Launcher app to Google Play beta testers, and the updated app includes a host of new features and refinements. Most notably, a few new card options have been added, including Sticky ...

Microsoft joining Qualcomm and Google to bring Chrome to Windows on ARM - Ars Technica

A couple of Microsoft engineers are contributing code to Google's Chrome browser to help make it a native Windows on ARM application, as spotted by 9to5google. Windows 10 on ARM, Microsoft's second attempt at creating a line of PCs that run on ARM ...

Why NCAA, Texas high schools are low-tech on football game day - Houston Chronicle

... and the NFL embrace and, on occasion, stretch the limits of using technology to influence coaching strategy, Texas high schools and NCAA programs are more or less operating with clipboards and pencils in an era of iPads and Microsoft Surface tablets.

Microsoft Launcher Gets To-Do and Sticky Notes Integration - Thurrott.com (blog)

The standout feature here is obviously the Microsoft To-Do and Sticky Notes integration. Microsoft Launcher's Notes card now displays notes from Sticky Notes, which is also available through the OneNote app as well as Windows 10. The To Do card for the ...

Microsoft and Google are working on a version of Chrome for ARM-based PCs - Firstpost

According to a report in 9to5Google, Microsoft and Google are working together to fix this failing. Earlier, Microsoft demanded that all browsers use Microsoft's Edge rendering engine. Given that Google uses its own, arguably more advanced, rendering ...

A Young Gamer Gets the Hero's Treatment in This Endearing Ad for Microsoft's Adaptive Controller - Adweek

To make their games more accessible, Microsoft released the Xbox Adaptive Controller this past September, which was designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility. For the holidays, the tech giant partnered with creative agency ...

Microsoft Corporation /ˈmkrəˌsɒft, -r-, -ˌsɔːft/ is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, 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 and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.

Microsoft Corporation
Public
Traded as
Industry Computer software
Computer hardware
Consumer electronics
Digital distribution
Founded April 4, 1975; 41 years ago (1975-04-04)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Founders Bill Gates
Paul Allen
Headquarters Microsoft Redmond campus, Redmond, Washington, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
John W. Thompson
Satya Nadella Bill Gates
Brad Smith
Products
Services
Revenue Decrease US$85.32 billion (2016)
Operating income
Increase US$19.86 billion (2016)
Increase US$16.79 billion (2016)
Total assets Increase US$193.69 billion (2016)
Total equity Decrease US$71.99 billion (2016)
Owner Bill Gates (3%)
Number of employees
114,000 (June 30, 2016)
Subsidiaries List of Microsoft subsidiaries
Website www.microsoft.com
Footnotes / references

Microsoft Corporation /ˈmkrəˌsɒft, -r-, -ˌsɔːft/ (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, 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 and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 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. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion, and in December 2016 bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC-compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android. The company also produces a wide range of other software for desktops and servers, and is active in areas including Internet search (with Bing), the video game industry (with the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles), the digital services market (through MSN), and mobile phones (via the operating systems of Nokia's former phones and Windows Phone OS). In June 2012, Microsoft entered the personal computer production market for the first time, with the launch of the Microsoft Surface, a line of tablet computers. With the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division to form Microsoft Mobile, the company re-entered the smartphone hardware market, after its previous attempt, Microsoft Kin, which resulted from their acquisition of Danger Inc.

The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software".