Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

U.S. Government Extends ZTE’s Temporary Export License

The United States Department of Commerce has reportedly agreed to extend ZTE’s temporary export license to March 29, 2017, allowing …


Nothing Artificial About Baidu’s AI Approval In China

The China National Development and Reform Commission has granted Baidu regulatory approval to launch an artificial intelligence research center. The …


Baidu’s Latest Acquisition Strengthens Its Smart Home Services

Smart home technology company Raven Tech is reportedly being bought by Chinese search engine Baidu for an undisclosed sum. Chinese …


Microsoft jumps into hospitality sector with Staff Hub, an agile, collaborative app for easy shift schedule management in hotels

Shanghai, China, October 20, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Microsoft and AccorHotels presented Staff Hub at Microsoft experiences’16. This app will simplify employee shift schedule management for the world’s leading hotel operator. Staff Hub is the first collaborative application that allows hoteliers and their teams to manage their schedules completely on their mobile phones. It was developed… Read More


Microsoft Changes Greater China CEO

Alain Crozier MicrosoftMicrosoft announced that its Greater China Chairman and CEO Ralph Haupter will become Microsoft worldwide senior vice president and Asia …


New Chinese Search Engine Deal Removes Some Frustration

Sogou.com Scholar searchHow frustrating is it to conduct a search on China’s leading search engine and not easily find the correct answer? …


Censorship Is LinkedIn’s China Friend As It Boasts User Milestone

LinkedIn Censorship in ChinaShen Boyang, LinkedIn’s global vice president and China president, said that the company’s number of users in China has surpassed …


Twitter’s Appointment Of New China Chief Won’t Mean Much

Twitter in ChinaJace Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter, announced via a tweet that the company has appointed Kathy Chen as Twitter’s …


WeChat Amps Up Competition With New Phone Call Function

China’s WeChat, the instant messaging app by Tencent, has Facebook’s WhatsApp, Japan’s Line, and Microsoft’s Skype service in its sights with a new phone calling service. Tencent’s WeChat launched a new function named “WeChat Out”, which allows users to call fixed-line phones or mobile phones, aiming to compete with its Asian competitor Line. This new […]


CETC, Microsoft Build JV For Local OS Development In China

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation and Microsoft announced that the two parties will establish a joint venture to develop local operating systems in China. With registered capital of USD40 million, the new joint venture is 51% owned by CETC and 49% owned by Microsoft. After the signing of the JV memorandum of understanding, Microsoft will […]