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Microsoft in Transition: A Look Back

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2014-02-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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There are a lot of changes taking place in Redmond, Wash., these days. Redmond, of course, is home to Microsoft, the tech giant that commands overall revenue of nearly $78 billion. (That's more than the domestic gross product of many nations.) This month, the company announced major changes in its leadership: Iconic founder Bill Gates is stepping down as board chairman to serve as a tech advisor to Satya Nadella, the company's new CEO. Technology and business analysts and pundits say the moves are needed to help Microsoft regain the cutting-edge profile of its earlier days—and the entire industry waits to see if that will happen. In the meantime, you can test your knowledge of Gates and Microsoft with this eclectic mix of trivia questions, presented in the classic answer/question style of Jeopardy! While it's true that Microsoft may have lost some of its luster to innovative tech companies such as Google and Apple, it remains a dominant force in the industry. The following information was compiled from numerous news reports, feature stories and other online resources.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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