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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), is an American multinational technology company founded by William Henry (mostly known as "Bill") Gates III and Paul Allen on 4 April 1975, known for making products like MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Windows Phone, the Xbox console series, Microsoft Surface devices and Microsoft Office.

Before Microsoft was founded; Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Paul Gilbert originally founded Traf-O-Data in 1972, which specialized in computerized traffic counters. The goal was to read raw data from roadway traffic counters and send reports to traffic engineers. The company went defunct in 1975 after minimal success, and Microsoft Corporation was later founded that same year on 4 April.

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