Microsoft is an American technology company with a market cap of $1 trillion as of this writing. 

Two young men had been friends since elementary school and were having a conversation at Microsoft

After lying their way into an interview with MITS, the company behind the Altair 8800 computer, the two men convinced the company to build and sell their interpreter, and in 1975.

The mid-90s saw the expansion of networking and World Wide Web applications, such as the popular browser, Internet Explorer. 

This initial success allowed the pair to start their own company, named Microsoft.  They opened an international office in Japan in 1977

When the company went public in 1986, 12,000 of its employees became millionaires, and four of them became billionaires

The early 2000s saw the release of the Xbox, as well as more lawsuits. The company has begun to focus on the smartphone market.. 

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