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The sign at a main entrance to the Microsoft corporate campus. The Redmond Microsoft campus today includes more than 8 million square feet (approx. 750,000 m²) and over 30,000 employees.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, which rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by various versions of Microsoft Windows in the 1990s and 2000s.

Throughout its history the company has been the target of criticism for various reasons, including monopoly status and anti-competitive business practices including refusal to deal and tying. The U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission, among others, have ruled against Microsoft for various antitrust violations.

It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Microsoft's best-selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.

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A red and white 1958 Chevrolet Corvette roadster. The Corvette has been manufactured by General Motors since 1953. GM, founded in 1908, has been the global automobile sales leader in every calendar year from 1931 to 2008. As of 2008, General Motors employs about 284,000 people around the world and owns marques including Buick, Cadillac, GM Daewoo, Holden, Opel, Saab, Vauxhall and Wuling.

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