Microsoft (Fortune 500) hung on to its last logo for a quarter century, but the decidedly '90s-looking font has finally been kicked to the curb. ,
The company unveiled its new look in a blog post that hails "a new era for Microsoft." The branding update comes just before a big wave of product launches, including Microsoft's radically redesigned Windows 8 and its forthcoming Surface tablet.
Looking back at Microsoft's past reveals wonderfully retro logos that span four decades and evoke disco fever, death metal, and even Pac-Man.
Microsoft's Xbox Live already accomplishes much of what the rumored Apple TV overhaul sets out to do.