Microsoft had learned a lot from the start and had matured by learning several lessons on the way.Microsoft’s rivals are keen in fighting cases in courts and Microsoft has changed a bit in its fundamental culture by giving importance to grassroots innovative ideas.

Innovative ideas are from  young interns, some of the nation’s best and brightest in technology, business and design.

Microsoft interns are best paid averaging over $6,000 a month. Microsoft’s old  spirit is starting to resurface. Windows still runs 90 percent of the world’s computers, and Microsoft’s research and product development efforts are broad and deep.

cutting-edge social scientist Duncan Watts from Yahoo, James Whittaker, a well-known software engineer who left Microsoft for Google three years ago has returned to Microsoft.

Aggressive stance on privacy and heavy reliance on advertising by Google and Facebook may backfire any time.