Paul Allen and Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft as a small partnership on April 4, 1975, and Bill Gates became the CEO. They registered the name "Microsoft" with the secretary of state of New Mexico on November 26, 1976. More » Business & Finance Corporations

Microsoft Word, first released in 1983 as "Multi-Tool Word," is a word processor available as a standalone product and as a component in the Microsoft Office suite. The first version of Microsoft Word was based on the fr... More »

As of 2014, stock history for Microsoft Corporation, trading under the symbol MSFT, is available on the company's website as well as on financial websites, such as Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar and Nasdaq. These websites a... More » Business & Finance Investing

Founded in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates, Microsoft is a leading software and applications developer. The company engages in developing, licensing and supporting a variety of software products and services. Microsoft... More »

As of 2013, Microsoft's Office suite was traditionally the largest selling product produced by Microsoft, and it topped the company's largest sales segment: the Microsoft Business Division. Typically, the only time this ... More » Business & Finance Corporations

Bill Gates' original business partner was Paul Allen. Although Gates and Allen originally co-founded Microsoft, Allen has since left the company and has been pursuing other research, business and philanthropic endeavors ... More »

Bill Gates is an important part of the history of computers because he co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest computer software company as of 2015. With the growing success of Microsoft, Gates has become one of the ri... More »