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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 country’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 Microsoft’s current revenue come from the country.

"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."

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