Microsoft Forms Chinese JV for MSN; Acquires Local Company


Microsoft has formed a JV 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. It has partnered with Shanghai Alliance Investment to create the new Shanghai MSN Network Communications Technology Company…the venture plans to launch an MSN China portal in coming months, offering a range of content and services.

MSN is also acquiring some assets of mobile software provider TSSX. Through the transaction, Microsoft plans to deliver enhanced MSN Mobile products and services, it said.

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