Posts Tagged: Microsoft


China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Tencent comes to the rescue of Windows XP users in China

Update March 3, 2014 @13:15 - Microsoft has clarified that security does not equate to support. While it has entrusted local companies in C...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 3:19 pm
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5 of America’s biggest tech companies wouldn’t survive without Asia

Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all benefit deeply from cooperation and markets in Asia. Without Asia, these companies wouldn'...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban

After 13 long years, China’s State Council has officially lifted the ban on gaming consoles, according to Techweb. Foreign companie...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Nokia India tax dispute

Nokia offers $369 million to resolve Indian tax tussle that could scupper Microsoft buy-out

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) offer to acquire Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) phone business set off a major tax dispute in India. Wi...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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Microsoft snaps up Skype’s operations in China, nabbing the app’s 100 million domestic users

Today Microsoft announced that it would be taking hold of Skype’s operations in China, where it currently lays claim to 100 million regist...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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6 reasons why China getting game consoles won’t be a windfall for Sony or Microsoft

This gaming post was originally published on our new sister site Games in Asia, which you should totally bookmark right now. After years of ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China’s web reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

I think Nokia holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of Chinese mobile phone users. When I first moved to the country in 2007, my Chin...

  • September 4, 2013
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Why Microsoft’s Xbox One doesn’t stand a chance in Japan

The Microsoft’s Xbox One will be launching in Japan later this year, and I’ve got to say, things are not looking very optimistic for...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off in Barcelona yesterday. One of the first revelations at the conference was from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 8:55 am
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Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, privacy is the main concern for companies in Asia Pacific

Although cloud computing has become more widely acceptable with a big players like Amazon providing the service, there are still some myths ...

  • January 31, 2014
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Xbox One to hit shelves in China by September 2014

The Xbox One will be released on the Chinese mainland September next year, according to Funshion CEO Luo Jiangchun (article in Chinese). S...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Chinese government not a fan of Windows 8, wants extended support for XP

Support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014, including all security updates. That’s bad news for China, where as of Septe...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Microsoft: We account for 15% of Thai smartphone market

President of Microsoft International Jean-Philippe Courtois has claimed that 15 percent of Thai smartphone owners are now using Microsoft ph...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Microsoft could sell the first legal game console in China in over a dozen years

No, it’s not the Xbox One. Sorry to disappoint. But Chinese media are reporting that a new console is in the works, dubbed Bestpad, and ba...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Let the investors speak: Tech in Asia 7 cities road trip preview

The Indonesian tech scene is definitely one to follow, and we are committed to helping make it bigger by connecting as many talents and star...

  • August 26, 2013
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