Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Microsoft forms Chinese joint venture for MSN

Scarlet Pruitt (IDG) writes in InfoWorld that:

Hoping to tap into one of the largest markets in the world for Internet and mobile phone services, Microsoft has formed a joint venture with a Chinese firm to launch MSN China and acquired assets of a local mobile software provider to offer MSN Mobile products and services in the country.

Microsoft has partnered with Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd. (SAIL) to create the new Shanghai MSN Network Communications Technology Company, it said Wednesday. The joint venture plans to launch an MSN China portal in coming months, offering a range of content and services.


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