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Microsoft Launches Distribution Network in Burma

7 June 2013

Computers giant Microsoft launched its products in Burma on Thursday for the first time, forming a partnership with local electronics firm Myanmar Information Technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Microsoft said the move was the “first step” in the company’s plans for expanding its business in Burma, which has long been closed off to the huge Western companies that dominate so much of the global computers market. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw, the president for new markets in Southeast Asia at Microsoft, Jamie Harper, told the paper Microsoft would focus on distribution in Burma.