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Microsoft is shutting down MSN Messenger after 15 years

Sep 1, 2014 12:53:17 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, shutdown, Blog, china, msn, msn messenger

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You might think that archaic chat program MSN Messenger was dead and buried. In 2013, Microsoft announced the service would be retired and gradually integrated into Skype. But the program has remained available in China ever since. Now, ZDnet reports that MSN Messenger will finally close for good after its Chinese version is also set to shut down.

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IBM bags Industrial Commercial Bank of China's mainframe deal

Aug 27, 2014 11:51:22 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in IBM, mainframe, Blog, china, cloud computing, commercial bank, oracle

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BEIJING: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has deployed a new IBM mainframe computer system, the two companies said on Tuesday, boosting the US technology giant's credentials in the country.

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China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

Aug 25, 2014 2:04:18 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in google, microsoft, Android, Blog, china, chineese, cyber security, operating system, os

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SHANGHAI: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

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China bans Apple products from government purchases: Report

Aug 6, 2014 9:43:07 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in ipad, macbook, apple, Blog, china, cyber security, cyber threat

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BEIJING: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple Inc hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter.

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