Microsoft Holds Talks with South Korea, Discusses Cloud Computing

The president of Microsoft's international business division has met with Korea's communications regulator to discuss possible investments by the software giant in South Korea.

According to an article on The Korean Herald, Jean Philippe Courtois of Microsoft held talks with Choi See-joong, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), indicating that the company is interested in investing in the country and collaborating with the local talent.

Some of the investment plans being considered by the Windows maker include building a new data centre in South Korea and collaborating with Korean companies in various projects. Microsoft also plans to tap the emerging cloud computing market in South Korea.

Courtois, who said that the company was actively considering building a data centre in the country, met with executives over at consumer electronics giant Samsung and steel maker POSCO.

Internet and technology giants are eyeing South Korea as one of the most important Asian markets in terms of investment. Last month, Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt met with the KCC and top handset makers to discuss the company's plans for South Korea and talk about the Android mobile operating system.