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The software giant climbs four spots after new CEO Satya Nadella took the reins and made aggressive moves into cloud-based software and completed the acquisition of smartphone maker Nokia. Though a restructuring resulted in more than 18,000 layoffs, Microsoft had a successful launch of free Office software for the Apple iPad and plans to release the new Windows 10 operating system in 2015.

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