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Alibaba launches first data centre in Silicon Valley amid ramped-up US expansion

The new facility run by Aliyun, the cloud-computing operation of Hangzhou-based Alibaba, faces stiff competition in a vast market.

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 4:20pm
'China brain' project seeks military funding as Baidu makes artificial intelligence plans

The of online search giant Baidu is looking to the nation's military to support efforts which may make China the world leader in developing artificial intelligence systems.

4 Mar 2015 - 10:15am
'China brain' project seeks military funding as Baidu makes artificial intelligence plans

in a research paper in February, a team of computer scientists at Google has proposed a way to rank search results not by how popular web pages are, but by their factual accuracy.

4 Mar 2015 - 7:43am
'China brain' project seeks military funding as Baidu makes artificial intelligence plans

Global furniture giant Ikea has announced the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.

The new collection will use Qi wireless technology to...

3 Mar 2015 - 10:16am
'China brain' project seeks military funding as Baidu makes artificial intelligence plans

Wang Qishan, one of the most powerful politicians in China and avowed House of Cards fan, may find himself disappointed as he will most likely miss

4 Mar 2015 - 10:34am
Shenzhen named as top 5 start-up hub, Hong Kong nowhere in sight

China's southern boomtown of Shenzhen could be the "Silicon Valley for hardware makers", according to a ranking of emerging start-up hubs around the world by well-re

2 Mar 2015 - 7:12pm

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has unveiled its first smartwatch that is aimed at the higher end of the wearables market, a week before Apple is expected to host an event to present a...

4 Mar 2015 - 11:21am


Today's Poll

  • Anti-corruption drive: 13%
  • Economy: 9%
  • Pollution: 45%
  • Party reshuffle: 4%
  • Mainland-HK relationship: 15%
  • Legal reforms: 14%
4 Mar 2015
  • Anti-corruption drive
  • Economy
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  • Mainland-HK relationship
  • Legal reforms
Total number of votes recorded: 222

Google is planning to launch its own mobile phone network as it plots a major business shift that will see the company move into supplying broadband connections across the planet.

3 Mar 2015 - 3:21am

Mainland Chinese companies have again set the pace for the most deals placed under national security review by the United States government as many of them, especially technology firms, are now...

3 Mar 2015 - 11:05am

Senior Google vice president Sundar Pichai believes the Chinese market is a 'huge opportunity' for the global internet giant.

2 Mar 2015 - 12:49pm

A major supplier of surveillance cameras to mainland police confirmed on the weekend that vulnerabilities in its networks exposed clients to cyberattacks from overseas.

2 Mar 2015 - 12:07pm

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones as it seeks to claw back market share following Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year.

2 Mar 2015 - 7:59pm

Two pioneering aviators will take off from Abu Dhabi this week, hoping to complete the first round-the-world flight using zero fuel - in a mission that will test the limits of human endurance.

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 3:48pm

The previously mysterious hairs that surround mammals' eyes keep dust out and prevent evaporation, and they're the perfect length, scientists find.

3 Mar 2015 - 11:05am

The appointment of Yanis Varoufakis as the Greek finance minister has been a godsend for pundits and academics.

1 Mar 2015 - 6:58am

Meteors may be leaving far more "kiss marks" - their blazing trails - on the earth's atmosphere than previously believed, says a new study by Chinese scientists.

1 Mar 2015 - 6:58am

Australian researchers have created two jet engines using 3D printing in what is described as a world first that has attracted the interest of major manufacturers and engineering firms.

2 Mar 2015 - 12:10pm

The future of gaming requires a careful balance. Developers need to innovate while simultaneously preserving the tried-and-tested methods that made gaming of the past so enjoyable. Video games...

28 Feb 2015 - 11:12pm

The owner of a Tesla electric car in China's Sichuan province came up with an innovative way of charging his vehicle: plug it directly into a power line.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:39pm

Apple is due to enter China's hugely lucrative luxury watch market with the launch of the Apple Watch, which will debut at an event on March 9, the company announced this week. 

27 Feb 2015 - 1:59pm

Complex World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations will make it very difficult for the US government and major technology companies to take legal action against Beijing's decision to

27 Feb 2015 - 12:10pm

High-profile hacks have put companies on the defensive as they try to prevent themselves becoming the next Sony Pictures or Anthem. And data shows phishing emails are increasingly being used as...

27 Feb 2015 - 6:16am

Capital-rich Chinese technology firms such as top PC maker Lenovo and e-commerce giant Alibaba have apparently become hot targets for class-action lawsuits in the United States.

26 Feb 2015 - 4:02pm

New accessories for pet owners include a two-way remote camera that keeps you and your pet in touch, an automatic ball launcher, and GPS collar tag that monitors for heatstroke.

26 Feb 2015 - 11:01am

Apple's iPhone 6 may be a must-have accessory for many people on the mainland, but not, apparently, at one Buddhist temple.

25 Feb 2015 - 11:04am

A mainstay of popular science fiction and futurist conventions since the 1920s, the personal jetpack moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company...

25 Feb 2015 - 8:14am

Lenovo Group plans to unveil a sweeping initiative to bolster security on its products, following the controversy over an adware that was preloaded on millions of its laptops in the fourth quarter...

25 Feb 2015 - 2:45am

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