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Microsoft Corp.

Headquarters : One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 United States of America United States of America
Job offers, investor relations : web www.microsoft.com tel. (425) 882-8080 email: msft@microsoft.com stock : MSFT analytics

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? Ethical ? rating of Microsoft Corp. , group and subsidiaries

Jobs -1% /1998 Fraud 12 Offshore 12 Sales 32 Bn $.€ /year Profit 49 Bn $.€ /1998 Wage 58 *min. Influence 8 Infocom 4
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year
business
source
2008Microsoft's internet websites had an audience of 118 million visits in February 2008.Les Echos
2008Microsoft's internet websites had an audience of 639 million visits in October 2008 (comScore Media Metrix).Capital
2007Microsoft sells 2 consoles out of 7 bought in the United States.Capital
2006Largest software editor in the world.Les Echos
2006Xbox live, Microsoft's online gaming service, has 2 million subscribers.Capital
2006Since 2001, Microsoft sold 22 millions Xbox.Capital
2006The Windows operating system is installed on 95% of the 900 millions computer in the world.AFP
2006Windows CE operates 56% of the PDA in the world.ZDNet
2006Windows XP is installed on 86% of the computers in the world.AFP
2005MSN is used for 11% of the internet searches in the USA, 14% in 2004.L'Expansion
2005Windows et la suite bureautique Office repr?sente 80% de ses ventes et 140% des profits (le reste est en perte).Les Echos
2005En quatre ans, Microsoft a vers? 44 milliards de dollars en dividendes ? ses actionnaires et 30 milliards de dollars en rachat d'action pour soutenir le cours de son action en Bourse.Les Echos
2004Microsoft a d?pos? 659 brevets en 2004, 520 en 2003 et poss?de aujourd'hui un portefeuille de 4000 brevets.Les Echos
2004Microsoft sells 18% of the game consoles bought in the world.AFP
? More business descriptions and market shares for Microsoft Corp..
subsidiarycountry%source
Comcast Corp United States of America11
Corel Corp Canada25
Publicis Groupe SA France3Les Echos
Sigma France
Thomson SA France3,4Company News
United Pan-Europe Communications NV Netherlands9
? More subsidiaries of Microsoft Corp.
country
address & contact : production type
incentive source
Algeria Algeria
Microsoft Algerie S.A.R.L :
 
China China
P?kin : R&D
 Les Echos
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Microsoft de Centroamerica S.A :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
El Salvador El Salvador
Microsoft El Salvador S.A. de C.V :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Microsoft Corporation, Internet City :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
United States of America United States of America
Twin River correction center, WA : prison
 Newsbytes
Hong-Kong Hong-Kong
Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Mauritius Mauritius
Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
Microsoft FSC Corporation :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
India India
Hyderabad : R&D: Software development
 Reuters
Ireland Ireland
Round Island One :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s) L'Expansion
Ireland Ireland
Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Israel Israel
Herzlia, Haifa :
 University of California
Philippines Philippines
Microsoft Philippines, Inc :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Microsoft Dominicana, S.A :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Romania Romania
GeCAD : Production,
 Les Echos
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Belgrade : R&D : d?veloppement de la technologie PC tablette
 Les Echos
Singapore Singapore
Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Singapore Singapore
Microsoft Singapore Pte Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Switzerland Switzerland
Microsoft AG :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Uruguay Uruguay
Microsoft Uruguay, S.A :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)

  • Environmental impact

  • Human impact

year name
photo position; compensation
source
2005Liddell, Christopher
See the photo of: Liddell, Christopher Chief Financial Officer;
2005Turner, Kevin
See the photo of: Turner, Kevin Chief Operating Officer;
2000Ballmer, Steven A
See the photo of: Ballmer, Steven A Chief Executive Officer; salary: 0,67 million US$;
2000Connors, John
See the photo of: Connors, John Chief Financial Officer;
1998Gates, William H
See the photo of: Gates, William H Chairman; salary: 0,59 million US$;
Forbes
year
employees
<>
social impact : country
source
2009
-800
Internal restructuring: Job cuts in every divisions and countries where Microsoft is established.:
Les Echos
2009
-5000
Internal restructuring: Microsoft will slash 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months because of deteriorating global economic conditions and lower revenue from PC software.:
AP
2004
57000
2004
-100
San Jose Mercury News
2003
55000
2003
-161
C.Net
2003
-55
ElectricNews
2002
50500
2002
-168
Washington Post
2001
47600
2000
39100
1998
27055
year
employees
<>
social impact : country
source
 12 informations, access to subscribers

  • Subsidy

yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome buybacksource
2008   40billion US$
2006   40billion US$Les Echos
2006   10billion US$Reuters
2005 Seoul's anti-trust watchdog fined Microsoft $31m for abusing its dominant position in the South Korean market, ordering the company to unbundle its Media Player and instant messaging programmes from its operating system.     Financial Times
2005 Gr?ce ? une soci?t?-?cran immatricul?e en Irlande, Round Island One, qui contr?le 16 milliards de dollars de ses actifs et qui a r?alis? un b?n?fice brut de pr?s de 9 milliards de dollars en 2004, Microsoft a ?conomis? 500 millions de dollars d'imp?ts en Europe. Microsoft a pay? 300 millions de dollars d'imp?ts en Irlande et 17 millions de dollars dans les 20 autres pays de l'Europe.     L'Expansion
2005 A vers? 150 millions de dollars ? Gateway pour que celui-ci abandonne ses poursuites pour abus de position dominante pour Windows.     Les Echos
2005 A vers? 536 millions de dollars a Novell pour que celui-ci renonce ? ses poursuites antitrust concernant son logiciel de r?seau Netware.     Les Echos
2005 A pay? 750 millions de dollars a AOL pour l'indemniser d'une concurrence d?loyale sur le march? des navigateurs internet.     Les Echos
2004   30billion US$
2004 Amende de 497,2 millions d'euros afflig?e par l'UE apr?s un proc?s antitrust    
2004 Amende pour pratiques anticoncurentielles par les autorit?s br?siliennes     Les Barons Marqu?s
2003 Settles class action antitrust lawsuits with 10 states for a total of $1.5bn     The Guardian
2003   32,199,99   billion US$
2002 Accused by the European Union of trying to monopolize markets for server software and audiovisual players.     International Herald Tribune
2002 Repeatedly violated antitrust laws     International Herald Tribune
2002 Misstated earnings from 1994 to 1998 by moving $900 million to reserve accounts for anticipated expenses, over-reporting earnings in some quarters and under-reporting earnings at other times.     Bloomberg
2002   28,377,83   billion US$
2001   22,969,42   billion US$
2000   22,969,42   billion US$
1999 no tax paid     San Francisco Chronicle
1999   19,757,79   billion US$
1998   15,264,49   billion US$
1997   11,363,45   billion US$
1996   8,972,19   billion US$
1995   5,931,45   billion US$
yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincomeassetsbuybacksource
 25 informations, access to subscribers
year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
2006Suppression de la t?l?vision analogique pour d?velopper le march? des tuners de r?ception num?riques. Subventionner de $1 ? 1,5 milliards l'achat de tuners num?riques par les particuliers. : translateLes Echos
2005Contre l'amende inflig? par la Commission europ?enne pour pratiques anticoncurrentielles, Microsoft aurait lanc? une discr?te et intense campagne de lobbying aupr?s du gouvernement des Etats-Unis. Selon le Financial Times, plusieurs responsables de Microsoft ont rencontr? des repr?sentants de la Maison-Blanche et du d?partement de la Justice afin de leur donner le nom et le numero de t?l?phone de deux responsables europ?ens ? contacter ainsi que les arguments ? faire valoir. Il y est notamment sugger? qu'il serait opportun de faire valoir ses positions en mati?re de concurrence et de droits intellectuels dans le monde. : translateLes Echos
2005Cr?? l'AFDEL pour faire pression pour faire adopter la directive sur les brevets logiciels par l'Union Europ?enne. : AFDEL : : Gouvernement fran?ais translate01net.com
2003verrouillage du march? des logiciels par le d?p?t de brevet sur chaque ?l?ment d'un programme, algorithme ou protocole de communication. : Office Europ?en des Brevets : : Parlement europ?en translateLa Tribune
2001Access to foreign market (through MAI, WTO, GATS), prevent binding environmental regulations : USCIB (US Council For International Business) : : US Government translateUSCIB
2000Legislation favorable to company's interests : Direct donation : amount: 4600 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateFortune
2000Prevent binding regulation, co- or self-regulation instead. : American Chamber of Commerce's EU Committee : : European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Market access and investment protection (through WTO, GATS), avoid social and environmental rules : ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) : : WTO, GATS translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1998Regulation favorable to company's interests : Contribution to Candidate's Political Action Committee : amount: 212 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateCenter for Responsive Politics
1998Legislation favorable to company's interests : Direct donation : amount: 3200 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateAP
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? Influence in 2007
year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
 10 informations, access to subscribers
? More influence from Microsoft Corp.
? Influence in 2007
year
dubious practice : image
source
2007Disinformation: Burson sent an e-mail to a Financial Times journalist this year that pointed to "severe risks to privacy" posed by Google's desktop search product, the company suggested it was doing so on behalf of a group of "privacy experts" including Larry Ponemon, an independent researcher. In the e-mail, Burson did not identify its client as Microsoft.: Financial Times
2007Disinformation: Burson has recently been conducting a behind-the-scenes campaign on behalf of Microsoft to generate opposition to the proposed takeover of DoubleClick, the online advertising company, by Google, the internet giant.: Financial Times
2005Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automotique, un ?tablissement public pour la cr?ation ? Orsay, pr?s de Paris, pour la cr?ation d'un laboratoire commun sp?cialis? dans la fiabilit? et la s?curit? ainsi que dans le d?veloppement de logiciels scientifiques.: Reuters
2005slogan: Vos id?es, notre passion;
2003Disinformation: PR campaign with Edelman Worldwide: public relations: EReuters
2003Arguable partnership: Association Docteur Souris, aide aux enfants de l?h?pital Armand Trousseau: Filigrane Press
2001ad budget: 656 million US$; Advertising Age
2000ad budget: 634 million US$; Advertising Age
1998ad budget: 384 million US$; Advertising Age
1997ad budget: 354 million US$; Advertising Age


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