In the past week, two different well respected establishments lauded Microsoft. First, there was Fortune Magazine naming Microsoft as one of the most admired companies! We ranked in the Top 10 - ninth to be exact, which is up two spots from last year. If you compare across industry, Microsoft was ranked #3, also a two spot jump from last year. What made Microsoft stand out?

In the past couple of years Microsoft has rolled out strong new products. Search engine Bing is a viable (though still vastly less popular) alternative to Google.


Xbox Kinect has successfully cut into the motion-sensor video game market in which Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move compete. And its Windows Phone 7, according to early reports, is holding its own against Android, iPhone and BlackBerry.


Microsoft also says it has sold 300 million licenses for the Windows 7 operating system to date.


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This great news was followed up this week by the fine folks at Guinness World Records naming the Kinect as the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device. Congratulations to the Kinect team and to the Kinect support team for providing a great product!

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, today confirm that the Kinect for the Xbox 360 is the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device. The hardware, that allows controller-free gaming, sold through an average of 133,333 units per day, for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011.

The sales figures outstrip both the iPhone and the iPad for the equivalent periods after launch.

Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, said: “The sales figures here speak for themselves. We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

 

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