Google Inc (GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Leaned On By This Company

There are some companies that are able to stand on their own two feet (for the most part). Others, however, require some assistance from others. Asustek is one such company, and it turned to both Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for assistance moving forward.

This Company is Leaning on Google Inc (GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai of Digitimes recently took a closer look at where Asustek stands right now, and what the company is hoping to accomplish in a variety of markets in the near future.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen is doing all he can to position the company for success, and this includes setting up partnerships with the likes of Google and Microsoft.

Where does Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fit in?

Sometime in the fourth quarter of 2013, Asustek is set to enter the Chromebook market. With this, the company is hoping to increase orders from the education sector.

After poor back to school demand during the third quarter, the company had to reduce its notebook shipment forecast, and is looking for ways to hedge its bets in future quarters.

What about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)?

Asustek realizes what this software giant brings to the table, and has not thrown them to the wind in favor of Google. The company recently turned much of its attention to notebook models without touch panels. Next month, with the help of Microsoft, the company will announce its newest convertible products. This is all in hopes of a strong fourth quarter.

Relying on both Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) cannot be a bad thing for Asustek.

The article goes on to add that Android and Chrome OS integration next year will “help tighten the company’s relationship with Google.”

The Chromebook market is not blowing up, but after a decline in notebook shipments it makes sense for Asustek to get involved.

Asustek may not be the only company taking this approach, but it is hoping for big things from these relationships in the near future. After all, it is hard to go wrong when you are teaming with the likes of Larry Page, Steve Ballmer, and many of the other top names in the industry.

On the other side of the spectrum, share your thoughts on what you think this means to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Do you like what you see from Google, much the same as Robert Karr, Daniel Benton, and Sandy Nairn?

For more on Asustek, check out the video below:

Recommended Reading:

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Floating BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Some Help

Disclosure: none

Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

The Best B-Boy Movies

Most Awesome Hip Hop Documentaries

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Richest Doctors in the World

The Best Movie Sountracks Ever

The Highest Grossing Musicals on Broadway

The Most Successful Reality TV Stars

Cheapest Cities to Visit in the US

Most Expensive Summer Camps

Most Expensive Animals in the World

Most Expensive Specialty Crops in the World

Movies That Took Ages to Make

The Longest Hollywood Films Ever Made

Most Expensive Concert Stages

The Richest Bands of all Time

10 Most Corrupt Countries 2013 List

10 Countries with the Highest Quality of Life Index

Most Expensive Mattresses in the World

5 Smallest Countries by Land Area

The Ultimate Heartbreak Songs

Richest Teenagers in the World

10 Most Haunted Places in America

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida East Coast

Top 10 Places to See Before You Die

Top 8 Countries in the World Where Justice Prevails

10 Richest States in America

15 Wealthiest Countries in the World

Richest Singers in the World

Most Expensive Tasting Menu in New York City

Most Expensive Baby Items in the World

Most Expensive Hotel Suites in Vegas

Most Expensive Brunch in New York City

Most Expensive Beef Cuts in the World

25 Best Colleges to Get a Job

Top 10 US Supermarkets

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World to Visit

Most Expensive Xbox Games

Top 11 Cities Where Billionaires Live

Top 10 Most Charitable Companies in America

Most Expensive Seafood in the World

The 10 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

The 10 Best Job Markets in the US

Top 10 Accounting Scandals of All Time

The 25 Biggest Cities in the World

Top 10 Best Paying Virtual Jobs

Most Expensive Leather Shoes in the World

Top 6 Things to Buy in March

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America – 2014 List

Top 10 Jobs for Introverted People

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!