Microsoft Remains the World's No. 1 Software Maker
Despite all its recent troubles, Microsoft remains the world's largest software maker by a distance. The stuttering start of Windows 8 notwithstanding, the Redmond-based company made more than twice as much money selling software in 2013 than any other company. This week, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Office for Apple's iOS devices which could further boost sales of the company's most profitable product.
- Price of selected acquisitions by Microsoft from 2002 to 2014 (in million U.S. dollars)
Price of selected acquisitions by Microsoft as of October 2014
- Number of employees at the Microsoft Corporation from 2005 to 2014 (in 1,000s)
Number of Microsoft's employees 2005-2014
- Microsoft's global revenue in the fiscal years from 2002 to 2014 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Microsoft's global revenue 2002-2014
- Packaged software industry: U.S. revenue 2000-2009Packaged software industry: U.S. revenue 2000-2009
- Companies in the software industry in China 2013Companies in the software industry in China 2013
- Software industry revenue in China in 2011Software industry revenue in China in 2011
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