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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates As Chairman Of Microsoft

AFRICANGLOBE - John W. Thompson, former CEO of Symantec, will become only the second chairman in Microsoft's history. Thompson's new role, analysts and industry experts said, is a signal that the company hopes to help reinvigorate its sluggish business by injecting some of the valley's cutting-edge innovation.

Microsoft Looking Into Setting Up Manufacturing Plant in Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - The US multinational software company, Microsoft Corporation, through its African initiative program, has started setting up manufacturing plants across Africa, and through the program, Ethiopia is one of the countries where Microsoft plans to set up a plant.

Microsoft Pushes African Hi-Tech Future

AFRICANGLOBE - Microsoft is set to introduce an affordable smartphone tailored specifically for Africa as the global software giant moves to kickstart its 4Afrika Initiative, a drive to boost the adoption of smart devices, empower small businesses and accelerate skills development on the continent.