Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Microsoft: In Trouble in China?

I just read a report saying that Microsoft may end up being the first defendant in a lawsuit stemming from a new Chinese anti-monopoly law that went into effect on Aug. 1. Apparently, a number of Chinese IT companies are paging through the new law trying to figure out the best way to tackle the software giant.

Is Microsoft in trouble? I should think not. While its software is widely used in China, much of it has been pirated. According to this article, more than eight of every 10 pieces of software sold in that country are pirated. While Microsoft Windows may be a mainstay in China, last year, the Redmond giant earned less revenue in that country than in California, according to this story. China, which Bill Gates had said would eventually become Microsoft?? largest market, currently accounts for less than 5% of the company?? global sales. just can?? see how rival IT companies can zero in on Microsoft in a situation like that.

blog comments powered by Disqus