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Microsoft Korea Reportedly Shuts Down Its Seoul-Based R&D Unit

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http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft Korea will close its research and development unit by the end of next month, reports Asiaone (h/t TNW). The company announced last year that its Asia-Pacific R&D Center will be headquartered in Beijing, which represents Microsoft’s largest R&D investment outside of the U.S. The company plans to leverage the facility to develop China-based talent and research as a “core contributor” to its global portfolio of products and services.Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing now has more than 230 researchers, as well as more than 250 visiting scientists and students. A (IT news)