Last hurdle for Google’s $12.5B Motorola deal: China

Antitrust regulators in Europe and the United States gave clearance last month to Google’s proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but the deal still hasn’t closed. So what’s the hangup? China, it turns out. Here’s the text of a regulatory filing from Motorola, made public this morning. Upon agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc…. Read More


Microsoft teams with China’s top Linux vendor in the cloud

Microsoft and China Standard Software Co. plan to work together develop and sell cloud cloud computing technologies in the country. The companies announced the agreement last night. China Standard Software, also known as CS2C, is described as the country’s leading Linux vendor. The products resulting from the partnership will be built on Microsoft’s Hyper-V Open Cloud architecture and… Read More


Microsoft Bing aims for bigger role in China with Baidu deal

Microsoft today confirmed an expanded partnership with China’s largest search engine, Baidu, to provide English search results to Baidu users in the country. The arrangement promises to give the Redmond company’s Bing search engine a bigger role in the world’s most populous nation. Microsoft, which previously partnered with Baidu on paid search results, issued this… Read More


Expedia boosts stake in Chinese travel site eLong

Expedia is investing $41 million in eLong, the second biggest online travel company in China, as part of an effort for the Bellevue company to get a bigger foothold in the country. Expedia had already owned a portion of the 12-year-old company, and with the latest investment it now owns a 56 percent share. In… Read More