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  • The Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company
  • Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services
  • The Company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800
  • Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office, and the Internet Explorer. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers
  • Microsoft is one of the world's most valuable companies
  • Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue
  • In 2018, Microsoft surpassed Apple as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world
  • Steve Ballmer replaced Gates as CEO in 2000 and later envisioned a "devices and services" strategy
  • Microsoft has about 135.000 employees
  • The revenue in 2018 was US$110.36 billion