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Created: August 13, 2007, Updated: December 08, 2015, Owner: Rudy_Wurlitzer Comments (0)
 

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Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets. It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. –Editor's choicemore
Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod media player, the iPhone smartphone, and the iPad tablet computer. Its consumer software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. –Editor's choicemore
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TypePublicPublic
Traded asNASDAQ: MSFT, Dow Jones Industrial Average Component, NASDAQ-100 Component, S&P 500 ComponentNASDAQ: AAPL, NASDAQ-100 component, S&P 500 component
IndustryComputer software, Computer hardwareComputer hardware, Computer software, Consumer electronics, Digital distribution
FoundedAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. (April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04))April 1, 1976 (1976-04-01), Cupertino, California
Founder(s)Bill Gates, Paul AllenSteve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne
HeadquartersMicrosoft Redmond Campus, Redmond, Washington, U.S.Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S.
Area servedWorldwideWorldwide
Key peopleJohn W. Thompson (Chairman), Satya Nadella (CEO), Bill Gates (founder, technology advisor)Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman), Tim Cook (CEO)
ProductsWindows, Office, Dynamics, Azure, Xbox, Surface, Bing, Skype, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Apple TV, OS X, iLife, iWork, iOS
Revenue US$ 77.85 billion (2013) US$ 170.910 billion (2013)
Operating income US$ 26.76 billion (2013) US$ 048.999 billion (2013)
Net income US$ 21.86 billion (2013) US$ 037.037 billion (2013)
Total assets US$ 142.43 billion (2013) US$ 207.000 billion (2013)
Total equity US$ 78.94 billion (2013) US$ 123.549 billion (2013)
Employees101,914 (March 2014)80,000 (2013)
WebsiteMicrosoft.comapple.com
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