In nineteen seventy-five, one nineteen-year-old computer whiz found a business partner and began a dream: to not only instigate the popularity and usefulness of the software industry, but to continuously revolutionize the area worldwide with groundbreaking technologies. With sales topping out at over sixteen thousand dollars in the first year alone and exponentially gaining more revenue, the Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has proven itself to be the software giant of the past thirty-six years and continues to maintain that status to this day.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen sold their first computer program in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a small computer company called MITS. The program sold was called Altair Basic and was the first computer language program for a personal computer. It is widely considered to be the first major stepping stone for the not-yet-founded Microsoft Company. Over the next thirty-six years, MSFT experienced growth and financial gain unparalleled to any other major company at the time, even while Coca Cola cost for the year nineteen seventy-eights topped out at over five hundred and sixty dollars.
[...] of Northrop Grumman Corporation). MSFT had an offering price of $21 for its initial public offering on March Since that time the stock has split 9 times; one IPO share costing $21 would be the equivalent of 288 with a value of $34,272. The stock has ranged in price from $ 14.90 to a peak of $119. The peak was hit during the time most commonly referred to as the 'dot-com bubble" or the "tech bubble." The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering a period of time roughly between 1995–2000; the bubble reached its peak on March when the NASDAQ rose to 5132.52 in intraday trading before closing at During this time period stock markets in developed countries watched as stock values skyrocket from growth in the internet sector and other related fields due to the development of the World Wide Web. [...]
[...] Out of 36 analysts, only 1 rate MSFT as a sell. One considering the purchase of MSFT should keep in mind the 52 high of $ 29.46 and then low of $ 23.65 ; purchasing during pull backs nearing the low. Statistically MSFT trends down on the second Tuesday of each month. Known as 'Patch Tuesday' it is when security updates are shipped. Some may be concerned about Bill Gates insider trading of more than 20 million shares, however it's just pocked change compared to the over 521 million more shares he has remaining. [...]
[...] It is widely considered to be the first major stepping stone for the not-yet-founded Microsoft Company. Over the next thirty-six years, MSFT experienced growth and financial gain unparalleled to any other major company at the time, even while Coca Cola cost for the year nineteen seventy-eights topped out at over five hundred and sixty dollars. MSFT specializes in creating software and hardware used in millions of different devices. The products MSFT helps produce are both vast, varied, and in unrivaled volume. [...]
[...] Incorporated in nineteen seventy-seven by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, AAPL has also pushed the envelope on software technologies to make some of the most entertaining and practical devices around to date. Such devices include the various different types of iPod's (such as the iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPhone, and iPod nano) to their very own line of personal computers (including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and others) all the way to new, top-of-the-line Tablets. The current apple Bord of Directors include Dr. Authur D. Levinson (Chairman and C.E.O of Genentech Incorporated), William V. Cambell (Chairman and former C.E.O. of Intuit Incorporated), Tim Cook (C.E.O.), Millard S. [...]
[...] Drexler (Chairman and C.E.O. of J. Crew), Albert Gore Jr. (former Vice President of the United States), Robert A. Iger (President and C.E.O. of the Walt Disney Company), Andrea Jung (Chairman and C.E.O. of Avon Products Incorporated), and Dr. Ronald D. Sugar (former Chairman and C.E.O. [...]
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