Microsoft isn't the first name you think of when it comes to the internet, but there presence is ubiquitous.
Take these five examples:
Humble Origins in the Web
However, it hasn't always been so entrenched in the world wide web. When the internet first came to prominence in households, Netscape Navigator, an American startup run out of a garage, released the first mainstream website browser. Microsoft promptly developed their version, Internet Explorer, and proceeded to bundle it in to the Windows operating system. This led to a a near-decade of anti-trust litigation after Microsoft acquired complete dominance in the web browser market. Eventually the cases were settled in and out of court, with the arrival of Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari gaining traction.
Microsoft continues to work on Bing, offer tie-ins with other search engines and media companies. In 2015, the company still dominated operating systems, word publishing, spreadsheet inventory and was looking to
make further advances in its virtual reality research.