Technology Giants #5 - Microsoft

Can you guess these facts about Microsoft?
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Microsoft's spreadsheet program
Microsoft's word processing program
Video game console made by Microsoft
Much-loathed web browser which had a 95% market share in 2003
Internet Explorer
Metro area where Microsoft headquarters are located
Co-founders of Microsoft
Bill Gates
Paul Allen
Former CEO who owns the Los Angeles Clippers
Steve Ballmer
Microsoft's search engine
Theoretically non-profit AI company which Microsoft invested $10 billion into in 2023
Version of Windows released in 2001
Windows XP
Program used to make slides for a presentation
Program which many corporations use to manage their e-mail
Button on the lower-left corner of the screen which was introduced in Windows 95
Start Button
Job networking site acquired for $26 billion in 2016
Company which dominated the software market in the 1980s before being
out-competed by Microsoft
Video calling service acquired for $8.5 billion in 2011
Level 60
May 20, 2018
Can you accept Explorer instead of just "Internet Explorer?"
Level 86
May 21, 2018
No, because Explorer is also windows' file manager.
Level 66
May 23, 2018
How come the second founder is so much less well-known?
Level 73
May 23, 2018
Good question. I know him pretty well because he owns the TrailBlazers basketball team and the Seahawks football team. I guess Gates has always kind of been the face of the business.
Level 84
Jun 22, 2018
Yeah, Gates was always more of the public face, particularly when they were going through the anti-trust lawsuits. Allen was always more in the background. Nice gig if you can get it. :-)
Level ∞
Jan 20, 2024
He got pushed aside by Gates relatively early on.
Level 77
May 29, 2018
No one remembers Paul Allen.
Level 62
Sep 19, 2019
That’s a shame, Mr. Allen was a legend.
Level 75
Nov 24, 2020
Paul Allen did great things for the Seattle Seahawks
Level 33
Jan 26, 2024
He is certainly remembered here in Seattle. I actually thought of him before Bill Gates.
Level 77
Sep 19, 2018
great quiz
Level 90
Sep 19, 2018
Exchange should be the right answer for the email program with Outlook as an acceptable answer. Question as stated implies that it is used to manage everyone's emails not what employees use to manage just their emails.
Level 85
Jan 20, 2024
I think that Lotus was a pretty big software company in the 1980s.
Level 56
Jan 21, 2024
I was very confused it wouldn't accept Edge as the search engine. Completely forgot about Bing...
Level 85
Jan 21, 2024
Corel, makers of WordPerfect, were also big in the late 80s.
Level 80
Jan 24, 2024
This was my first guess as well
Level 67
Feb 12, 2024
I like Microsoft.
Level 67
Feb 12, 2024
But they keep making Visual Studio worse!