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Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. Its Computing and Gaming Hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video games, and Xbox Live subscriptions; surface devices and accessories; and Microsoft PC accessories. The company’s Phone Hardware segment offers Lumia phones and other non-Lumia phones. Its D&C Other segment provides Windows Store and Xbox marketplace; search advertising; display advertising; Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal; first-party video games; and other consumer products and services, as well as operates retail stores. The company’s Commercial Licensing segments licenses server products, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Windows Embedded; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office for business, such as Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and related CALs; Microsoft Dynamics business solutions; and Skype. Its Commercial Other segment offers enterprise services, including premier support services and Microsoft consulting services; commercial cloud comprising Office 365 Commercial, other Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure; and other commercial products and online services. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

118,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/31/15
Founded in 1975

microsoft corp (MSF) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $4.5M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.2M
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $3.6M
General Counsel, Executive Vice President and...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Executive Vice President of Corporate Strateg...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.2M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

microsoft corp (MSF) Key Developments

Microsoft Introduces Nokia 222 Dual SIM in Germany

Microsoft introduced the new Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM, which are expected to be released in Germany from November. The devices, available in black or white, will be launched at a recommended retail price of EUR 59. The phone features internet applications such as the Opera Mini browser, Bing search and the MSN weather app as well as GroupMe by Skype, Facebook, Messenger and Twitter. The phone has a 2 MP camera, a UKW radio as well as a MP3 and video player.

Kollective Announces Collaboration with Microsoft Azure to Provide Enterprise Video Solutions

Kollective announced an alliance with Microsoft to provide a differentiated scalable approach to distributing enterprise video. Kollective will be moving its cloud-based Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform and its Kollective Software Defined Enterprise Content Delivery Network to Azure.

Microsoft Agrees to Lower Royalties

Microsoft (MS) agreed with the country's top anti-trust regulator to cut royalties that it collects from Korean technology companies such as Samsung and LG Electronics. In return for approving MS's planned $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business, MS agreed to put a cap on the royalties Samsung and other local domestic handset firms pay for patents of the merged entity over the next seven years. The agreement is also calling for MS not to file lawsuits against Korean handset manufacturers over patent infringement. MS-Nokia should strictly follow fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) principles in its licensing policies and give access to its standard essential patents (SEPs). MS agreed to cut fees that it annually collect from Korean handset makers on even non-SEPs and commercial patents. Imposing sales or import bans against products produced by local tech companies is also impossible according to the mutual agreement. Some of MS-owned patents are considered as core technology to be used in Google Android software, meaning that it's impossible to use replacements. The MS-Nokia deal will see MS absorb the OEM for its Windows Phone line of smartphones. Nokia controls over 90% of Windows hardware sales, meaning that MS is purchasing hegemony over its own platform. Also, MS's steep turn into the device business is greatly expanding. Its Surface-branded line of tablets is its latest move, as MS has long relied on a third-party OEMs to sell PCs operating its Windows software. But with the addition of the Lumia line of handsets, MS can effectively manufacture its own PCs, gaming consoles and smartphones. The regulator agreed to scrap the availability of what it calls a business collaboration agreement that MS signed with local business partners. Under the agreement, MS and its rivals could share confidential information. The FTC ordered MS not to share confidential data with its business partners for fair competition. The regulator said patents that will be owned by Nokia after the acquisition don't need for approval by the government agency for their availability. Because Nokia will hand over its handset business to MS, Nokia can hold mobile-related patents. But the regulator will closely monitor whether or not Nokia abuses its patent rights. The latest decision by the FTC comes a few months after MS separately agreed with Samsung on patent disputes over licensing fees in return for Samsung's decision to promote MS's own Office programs on new Samsung handsets.


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