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LinkedIn is pulling out of China, though Microsoft remains

While Microsoft chases growth for Bing, Teams and its cloud service, Azure, from China, its Windows operating system still dominates in the country with stringent regulations

The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California
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The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California

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Microsoft Corp is shutting down LinkedIn in China following increased regulatory scrutiny, but the firm has other businesses still exposed in the important market.
 
While other tech behemoths — like Google and Facebook Inc. — have mostly stayed out of China, Microsoft’s search engine Bing and its cloud-based business software remain. In addition, its Windows operating system still dominates in China, the Wall Street Journal reported.
 
LinkedIn is the only major US-owned social network operating in the country, where the government requires such platforms to follow strict rules and regulations.
 
The Redmond, Washington-headquartered tech giant said it

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First Published: Oct 18 2021 | 1:58 AM IST

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