By Philip Joseph
Microsoft is a company that has seen only two people take charge of the top executive office in the 38 years of its existence. The first being co-founder Bill Gates, who helped build this company from scratch to the most powerful company in the world at the break of the new millennium. The market value, at this point, was a jaw dropping $558 billion. Gates formally stepped down and gave way to fellow Harvard-man Steve Ballmer, his successor, in January 2000. There are a lot of speculated reasons for him leaving and one being the fact that he was growing tired of the government wanting to break the company up as a result of an antitrust trial. Gates officially says he stepped down to play a more active role in the tech division and focus more on his philanthropic ventures along with his wife Melinda.
By Eshwar Nag
Everyone remembers 2001 as the year Apple launched its music player, the iPod. Months after launching the iTunes, in a low key event, Steve Jobs famously walked on to the stage introducing iPod and the world was stunned. iPod along with iTunes became the best investment for any music lover. iPod not only became the best music player, but also became a trend, a fashion statement and a must have music accessory all over the world.