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Microsoft is a liberal[1][2] American corporation founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. Its current CEO is Satya Nadella; Steve Ballmer was CEO prior to Nadella. Microsoft focuses on developing and manufacturing software, hardware and other technology oriented products and services. In 2014 it announced massive layoffs despite its wealth.

Microsoft was investigated for antitrust violations by the Department of Justice, and in 2001 the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the finding of the trial court that monopolization by Microsoft had violated the Sherman Act.[3] The appellate court, however, overturned the lower court ruling to break Microsoft up and instead remanded the case to a new trial judge with instructions suggesting a less drastic remedy. By then, President George W. Bush had replaced Bill Clinton and the Bush Administration dropped the demand of the Clinton Administration for a break-up of Microsoft.

Devoid of conservative leadership, Microsoft was neither innovative nor competitive, and by 2014 it had been far surpassed by Apple, Google and smaller, innovative companies. In 2014, Microsoft announced layoffs of 14% of its workforce, totaling 18,000 jobs.

Software Products

and hundreds more.


  • Microsoft Press releasing books dealing with various computer technologies.


Hardware Products

Corporate Slogan

Your potential. Our passion.

See Also


  3. United States v. Microsoft Corp., 346 U.S. App. D.C. 330 (D.C. Cir. 2001).