PowerPoint was created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin in 1987, then it was an independent company owned by Forethought, Inc.
The software was initially developed to work on Macintosh computers only. Microsoft decided to acquire PowerPoint the very same year it was developed, they paid $14million. In 1993 PowerPoint became part of Microsoft Office.
PowerPoint’s market share is estimated to be around 95% together with that of Microsoft office. Currently, over 500 million people use PowerPoint, with about 30 million presentations being created everyday. Over 6 million teachers around the world use PowerPoint for classroom lectures. While more than 120 Million people use PowerPoint to create business presentations.
No, PowerPoint is now available as an app across all mobile devices.
Yes, PowerPoint online is a cloud based version of PowerPoint that allows users to create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations. Users can work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
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