Taking a Look at the Microsoft Corporation

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Microsoft Corporation is currently one of the most well-known software companies in the world. It’s focus has been on operating systems (OS), such as the Windows OS since its creation in the 1970s and has expanded both in size and in goals since. Because of Microsoft Corporation’s mainly stable growth in both revenue and employee number, Microsoft plays a large role in the economy and job market of the United States economy and is a beneficial and solid investment for individuals to make.
Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul G. Allen. Shortly thereafter, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) requested Microsoft to create operating systems for their newly developed personal computers (PC). From there, Microsoft designed one of its most widely known systems: the Windows operating system. At this point, Microsoft was well on its way to beating its competitors. In 1986, Microsoft became a publicly owned corporation and was earning a profit of 25 cents per dollar sold. Its growth was so exponential that it continued to make large profits, even during the Great Recession (Zachary). During the past ten years, Microsoft’s stock has fluctuated between $20 and $40 largely due to missing the major trends, including smartphones, tablets, portable music, etc under their last CEO, Steve Ballmer. On March 27, the new CEO, Satya Nadella made an announcement about the highly anticipated Microsoft Office iPad edition (Goldman). Due to Nadella’s

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