Just like most things technology in the country, China is a significant market for Skype. There are certain regulations in place that results in Microsoft requiring a local partner in the country, and there are certain concerns regarding user privacy. Microsoft may have just recently signed a new partnership...

As reported earlier this month, Microsoft ended its partnership in China with TOM, and has officially appointed a new partner in order to make its VoIP service available to users in the country. Microsoft’s joint venture with TOM had been criticized for wiretapping and collaboration with local authorities,...