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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who helped Bill Gates transform the company from a tiny startup into the world's most valuable business, announced plans on Aug 23 to retire sometime in the next year - a move that presents another challenge to the tech giant as it struggles to move beyond the era of the personal computer.
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  • By Zhu Lingqing( 06:48

    Artificial intelligence startups are mushrooming across China with most of them concentrated on robots, machine vision, intelligent finance and natural language processing, a report reveals. The report, released by Cyzone Research Center, ranked the top 50 AI innovation startups in China this year, ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-08-21 10:58

    CHANGSHA - After listening to the patient's symptoms, "he" provides checklists for the patient and medical advice based on the results. Then the therapy will be verified by human doctors. A China-made AI (artificial intelligence)-based software made its debut Saturday at a seminar held in Hengyang c...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-21 07:23

    WASHINGTON - Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-08-19 10:42

    TIANJIN — China's bike-sharing company ofo has launched services in Seattle, after acquiring the permission from local authority, according to a company press release on Friday. A total of 1,000 of ofo's signature yellow bikes will be placed on the American city's streets, and the number is expect...

  • By Dai Tian( 14:53

    Wang Xiaochuan, founder and CEO of Sougou, Lee Kai-fu, founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, and Zhang Hongjiang, head of Technical Strategy Research Center with ByteDance, pose for pictures at the launch ceremony of AI Challenger contest, in Beijing, Aug 14, 2017. [Photo provided to

  • (China Daily)2017-08-08 08:20

    FUJISAWA, Japan - When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths - today she is one of the world's oldest iPhone app developers, a trailblazer in making smartphones accessible for the elderly. Frustrated by the lack of interest from the tech industry in engag...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-04 09:14

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc's iPhone may be ready for its next act as a springboard into "augmented reality." The technology projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen. If you've heard about AR at all, it's most likely because you've encountered Pokemon Go, in which pla...

  • 2017-08-04 07:56

    The audience assembles before the start of Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose, California, June 5, 2017.[Photo/VCG]Apple Inc's iPhone may be ready for its next act as a springboard into "augmented reality."The technology projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through ...

  • By Oswald Chan In Hong Kong(China Daily)2017-08-04 06:16

    Pertinent issues of talent shortage, funding resources and regulatory overhaul should be urgently addressed for Hong Kong to catch up in the financial technology (fintech) revolution, according to industry practitioners. The situation has also been compounded by the fact that the city is estimated t...

  • By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni(China Daily)2017-08-03 07:50

    Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has reaffirmed the organization's partnership with China in healthcare research and development. The wife of the billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates pointed out that the country was a "powerful example" in helping to eliminate...

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