Blizzard China responds to layoffs: it is part of a global personnel adjustment, and restoring the operation of Blizzard games in China is currently one of the main priorities.
Recently, Jiang Daxin, Microsoft's global partner, vice president, and former chief scientist of Microsoft Asia Research Institute, was reported to have left his previous company and started his own business in the field of large-scale models.
BEIJING - June 19, 2023 - Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Microsoft's only research institution in China, has denied rumors that it plans to leave China and move to Vancouver, Canada.
According to data from the American research institution Statcounter, in April 2023, Microsoft's Bing search engine surpassed Baidu in terms of market share for desktop searches in China. This news has sparked a heated discussion online.
Chinese mobile game developer CMGE announced on May 15 that it has signed a cloud service framework agreement with Microsoft.
After announcing its ChatGPT-style project Ernie Bot, Chinese tech giant Baidu united two departments for tackling key technical problems and applying ChatGPT-related technologies to search and content products.
Chinese tech giant Baidu said on February 7 that it would complete internal testing of a ChatGPT-style project called "Ernie Bot" in March.
Reports surfaced recently alleging that Microsoft will cut its Suzhou division in China, implementing large-scale layoffs with compensation of over 12 months in salary. However, several independent sources confirmed that the news was not true.
US tech giant Microsoft would lay off 10,000 workers by the end of this year's third quarter, accounting for just under 5% of its total employee count. The firm's China division reportedly will be involved, but the layoff ratio is lower than 5%.
The R&D strength of Chinese game developers is increasingly gaining recognition among global industry giants. And Microsoft is increasing investment to search for more Chinese game developers.
With the 30th anniversary of its entry into China, Microsoft announced on September 20 that it will continue to expand its recruitment in the country next year. The recruitment drive will bring the company's total number of employees in China to over 10,000.
Microsoft unveiled a total solution for the automotive and mobility sectors on August 28 at WNEVC.
Shadow Creator, one of the earliest companies in China to engage in the metaverse field, was reported by social media users on August 23 to be owing wages of more than 200 employees.
Zhou Hongyi, the co-founder of Chinese internet security firm Qihoo 360 Technology accused Microsoft of plagiarism at the 10th Internet Security Conference (ISC 2022) on July 30.
Forbes published the list of the world's largest tech firms on May 12th, where Chinese Internet giant Tencent now rounds out the top five.
Xu Mengtao claimed the women's aerials freestyle skiing gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics. A key factor behind her success was "Guanjun", the AI referee and coaching system developed by Xiaoice.
Microsoft officially announced that with the support of TTS, a deep neural network based on Microsoft Azure, Chinese electric vehicle company XPeng Motors has successfully upgraded its driver assistance function.
Huawei will reportedly release a new MateBook E 2-in-1 laptop in the near future, which may be equipped with Windows 11 operating system for the first time.
As the sun lowers on the company’s full operations in the country, a window of opportunity is now opening for domestic competitors.
On Thursday, LinkedIn announced it would shut down the local version of its services in China later this year and launch a job search site in the country, but without LinkedIn's social functions.