Posts Tagged: Microsoft


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Microsoft made a creepy robot that talks to you on WeChat, and Tencent just banned it

The conversational AI project dubbed Xiaobing functioned as an official account that could be invited to chat with both individuals and grou...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 9:24 pm
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Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China's number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones globally last year, remains China’s number 2 smartphone brand

Lenovo sold 50 million smartphones and 9.2 million tablets in the previous year, marking the fourth quarter in a row that it has sold more t...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
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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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8 million students in Thailand to get access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Thailand’s OBEC and Microsoft announced an agreement whereby the two will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers with access to M...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 1:31 pm
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It’s finally official: Xbox One to hit China in September

Microsoft's Xbox One will be the first foreign game console to enter China since the country ended its 13-year-old ban on such video game de...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 3:51 pm
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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
  • at 5:00 pm
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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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