Microsoft willing to avoid China due to piracy
Jun 02, 2010, 14:04 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted his company is
looking to expand outside of China due to the
countryâ€™s disappointing stance on software
piracy that runs rampant within its borders.
"Shifting focus from China to other Asian nations is a risky
gamble for PC hardware and software makers, as China has more than
1 billion people â€" and a growing number of tech savvy
consumers â€" but just 1 percent of
Microsoftâ€™s current revenue come from the
"Instead, China will market products to India, Indonesia and
other eastern nations in the next five years. These emerging
markets present a new revenue stream in upstart economies that
should provide better support against piracy."