Saturday, 4 February 2017
Microsoft Top Facts
Microsoft was founded in 1975.
Microsoft was originally founded in New Mexico before it moved to Redmond, Washington in 1986.
The background on windows XP which is also titled “Bliss” is the most viewed photo in history.
Microsoft spent round about 300 million dollars on the advertising of windows 95.
Microsoft rolled out windows on PDA’s and smartphones since 2000 and was well ahead of the Apple as the iPhone was only released seven years after.
The Microsoft Mouse was the first piece of hardware produced by the company.
Microsoft wanted to purchase Sega to take on the Sony PlayStation but Bill gates decided against it.
If you bought 21 dollars of Microsoft stock in 1986 it would be worth almost 15 thousand dollars today.
Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft became the world’s richest man in 1995 with a net worth of over 12 billion dollars.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the LA Clippers in 2014 for about 2 billion dollars.
Today Microsoft generates an annual of more than 93 billion dollars.
Microsoft bought Skype for 8.5 billion dollars.
The original name of Skype was “Sky Peer-to-Peer”.
Microsoft also owns the following subsidiaries such as Nokia, Mojang, Adallom and Sunrise Atelier.
Bill Gates has a net worth of about 79 billion dollars to date.
Bill Gates signed a “Giving Pledge” along with Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet promising to date half of their wealth to charity.
Microsoft sold about 15 million Xbox one consoles since it was launched in 2013.
Microsoft is one of the founders of the Open Networking Foundation.
To date, the latest windows 10 is installed on more than 110 million devices worldwide.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen are the two founders of Microsoft.
The first office application was Excel and was released for the Macintosh in 1985.
The original name for powerpoint was presenter.
Microsoft worked with Timex and released the first smartwatch in 1994.
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