Microsoft has 144,000 employees. First, Microsoft had sold a share of its brands and copyrights to its subsidiary in Puerto Rico. [3] Hotmail, a free webmail service founded in 1996 by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia,[4] had more than 8.5 million subscribers earlier that month.[5]. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. [1] Microsoft has subsequently acquired over 225 companies, purchased stakes in 64 companies, and made 25 divestments. InXile Entertainment, Inc. Microsoft Caribbean, Inc. Aug 15, 2020. 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List App Maker, Purchase of Wunderlist is part of effort to enhance its line of mobile apps", "Microsoft acquires BlueStripe to help customers improve application visibility and management across the datacenter and cloud", "Microsoft to acquire FieldOne Systems, expanding Dynamics business in mobile customer service", "Microsoft buys Israeli cloud security co Adallom for $320m, With its development center in Tel Aviv, the cyber security company has raised $49.5 million to date", "Microsoft buys cloud-security vendor Adallom | ZDNet", "Microsoft acquires sales gamification vendor Incent Games, Microsoft is adding another CRM-related acquisition to its stable with its purchase of Incent Games, a vendor of a sales-gamification platform", "Microsoft acquires people analytics startup VoloMetrix, will integrate organizational tech into Office 365", "Microsoft quietly bought another popular Android app", "Adxstudio Acquired by Microsoft for Web Customer Engagement", "Microsoft just bought a 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This estimate is based upon 3 Microsoft Corporate Vice President salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. Microsoft shares outstanding for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 were 7.637B, a 0.95% decline year-over-year. 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