Based in Redmond, Washington, USA, Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation like IBM, Google Inc., Toshiba Co., Intel Corporation and etc. It was established on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and co-founder Paul Allen. In the middle of 1980s, it rose to dominate the computer market with MS-DOS. Since then, Microsoft has become a well-known brand all over the world. Thanks to helpful Microsoft applications, computer users can work more efficiently. Its slogan is claimed on the official website: “At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.” However, there will be some facts that people don’t know about Microsoft. Let’s read and discover its funny unknown facts as follows.
At first, Bill Gates and co-founder Paul Allen wrote the company as Micro-soft (a combination of “Microcomputer” and “Software”. However, “Microsoft” was officially registered in November, 1976
Microsoft’s favorite food is pizza. Microsoft built over 35 cafeterias to serve around 37, 000 people each day.
Pioneering musician Brian Eno is the father of “The Microsoft Sound” - Window 95’s start up tune
More than 88,000 people work at Washington headquarter and over 50,000 at different U.S.-based offices. Male accounts for 76% of the workforce
Microsoft has a huge art collection with over 5,000 contemporary pieces including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, studio glass, and multimedia works
Microsoft celebrates its anniversaries with M&Ms
Microsoft is well-known for strange interview questions such as “How to design a coffee maker that will be used by astronauts” instead of “Where will you see yourself in five years?”
Microsoft owns over 10,000 copyrights and ranks as one of the top five patent owners in the U.S.
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