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*Microsoft has been sued for alleged antitrust violations by [[Sun Microsystems]], [[AOL Time Warner]], [[Novell]], the [[Unites States Department of Justice]], various states of the [[United States]], and [[European Union]]<ref>''Wall Street Journal'', "[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114746728557051687.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Microsoft Chronology]", [[Associated Press]], December 13, 2007.</ref>. It is currently appealing a fine of 899 million euros ($1.4 billion) levied by the European Commission, the European Union's antitrust authority.<ref>''The New York Times''', Business section, Saturday, May 10, 2008</ref>
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*Microsoft has been sued for alleged antitrust violations by [[Sun Microsystems]], [[AOL Time Warner]], [[Novell]], the [[United States Department of Justice]], various states of the [[United States]], and [[European Union]]<ref>''Wall Street Journal'', "[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114746728557051687.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Microsoft Chronology]", [[Associated Press]], December 13, 2007.</ref>. It is currently appealing a fine of 899 million euros ($1.4 billion) levied by the European Commission, the European Union's antitrust authority.<ref>''The New York Times''', Business section, Saturday, May 10, 2008</ref>
 
*Around January 2007, Microsoft offered to pay a [[blogger]] to edit the [[Wikipedia]] article about the company. Catherine Brooker, a spokeswoman for Microsoft, said this was to "correct" inaccuracies heavily written by people at [[IBM]], a proponent of [[open-source]] standards<ref>''Fox News.com'', "[http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jan23/0,4670,MicrosoftWikipedia,00.html Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit]", Brian Bergstein, January 23rd, 2007.</ref> <ref>''InformationWeek'', "[http://www.informationweek.com/industries/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196903015 Microsoft Pays Blogger To 'Correct' Wikipedia Entry]", Paul McDougall, January 23, 2007.</ref>.
 
*Around January 2007, Microsoft offered to pay a [[blogger]] to edit the [[Wikipedia]] article about the company. Catherine Brooker, a spokeswoman for Microsoft, said this was to "correct" inaccuracies heavily written by people at [[IBM]], a proponent of [[open-source]] standards<ref>''Fox News.com'', "[http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jan23/0,4670,MicrosoftWikipedia,00.html Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit]", Brian Bergstein, January 23rd, 2007.</ref> <ref>''InformationWeek'', "[http://www.informationweek.com/industries/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196903015 Microsoft Pays Blogger To 'Correct' Wikipedia Entry]", Paul McDougall, January 23, 2007.</ref>.
  
 
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft wordmark.png
Website www.microsoft.com
Ownership type Public, NASDAQ:MSFT
Founded 1975, by Bill Gates
Headquarters Redmond , Washington
United States
Industry Computers
Product/Service Computer and Consumer Products

The Microsoft Corporation is a computer software company founded in 1975 by Bill Gates. Microsoft sells several dozen variations of the Microsoft Windows operating system, which in 2007 had a dominant market share, perhaps 97%[1] of personal computers throughout the world. Another highly successful product for Microsoft has been Microsoft Office, which over the years achieved market dominance over various competitors such as Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect. Microsoft is also known for its popular gaming console, the Xbox, and for the Zune mp3 player.

Microsoft shares are traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company is one of the 30 companies that compose the Dow Jones 30 Industrials.

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References

  1. "Windows market share rises" (Retrieved 2007-04-06).
  2. Wall Street Journal, "Microsoft Chronology", Associated Press, December 13, 2007.
  3. The New York Times', Business section, Saturday, May 10, 2008
  4. Fox News.com, "Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit", Brian Bergstein, January 23rd, 2007.
  5. InformationWeek, "Microsoft Pays Blogger To 'Correct' Wikipedia Entry", Paul McDougall, January 23, 2007.