The company has more subscribers than Netflix. It collects more cloud computing revenue that Google. Over the past few months, it’s occasionally been the most valuable company in the world. In short, it has become the start-up story of the year. Only, the company started up in the year 1975. Yes, they seemed to miss the early promise of the internet, they wildly misjudged the potential of the iPhone and couldn’t create a half-decent competitor, and the social networking movement passed them by. (And I’m not even mentioning Clippy.) But these days, the evil empire turned unlikely underdog is back on top. And did I mention they also do Windows? From Bloomberg: Satya Nadella and the Miracle of Microsoft. Did I just say Microsoft? Word.