Microsoft closing its MSN portal in China next month

Microsoft closing its MSN portal in China next month

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: 

Microsoft is shutting down its Chinese web portal, MSN China next month, according to the reports of the Wall Street Journal.

The technology giant made this announcement by posting a statement on MSN China portal saying that the portal which delivers Web search services as well as news and lifestyle information, will cease on June 7.

This means that after the decided date visitors to cn.msn.com will see a directory page of Chinese websites along with a Bing search bar.

The company justified this sudden termination by stating that it will shift its focus in China from providing online content to providing software and services for Windows 10.

A spokesperson of Microsoft said that the company will remain committed to China and will also invest in other businesses in near future.

(With WSJ reports)

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