Microsoft develops, owns, sells and licences the most widely used operating systems in the world, Windows. The Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, asCentre, and Atlas online tools for advertisers and its Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform. This includes the Xbox 360, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox Live, Skype and Windows Phone. It sells products online, and distributes its services through original equipment manufacturers, distributors and resellers.
In 2012, Microsoft purchased Edgewater Fullscope’s Process Industries 2 software and intellectual property. In the same month, Comcast Corp acquired the Company’s 50% stake in MSNBC.com. In Oct 2012, it acquired PhoneFactor Inc. The company was founded in 1975, by Bill Gates and it is based in Redmond, Washington. In June 2012, they announced that they would be entering the PC vendor market for the first time, with the launch of the Tablet Computer, which has so far proved to be a success.Trade MSFT