Alibaba vs Microsoft

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Alibaba
Based on 1 review.
Microsoft
Based on 1252 reviews.
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Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
Alibaba Cloud: Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, Blogmint
Alibaba Cloud Resource Access Management: Schneider Electric, Alipay, Taobao, Daya Adicipta Motora, Yippi
1010data: Nespresso, Rite Aid, Wegmans, Allegiance, Dollar General
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite [EOL]: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Media Company
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