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The company most known for its Android lock screen just revealed a bevy of robots

Cheetah Mobile—known to international audiences through apps such as Clean Master and live streaming product Live.me—is riding China’s AI wave. Their latest initiative: replacing your favorite barista with a robot. Fu Sheng, Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Mobile, showcased his resolve to dive into the new area by taking a swim (literally) during the AI-themed […]

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A forgotten Chinese tech company is making waves on NASDAQ after announcing its “not an ICO” coin

After a sustained downturn over the last two years, Xunlei Ltd., a 14-year-old Chinese online service provider, is surprising the market as it has become the best performing stock in the NASDAQ Composite Index since October 12, according to Bloomberg’s data. The Shenzhen-headquartered company is best known—and once notorious—for its file sharing and downloading services. Back in […]

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Troubled smartphone maker Smartisan seeking revival upon $150m funding

Floundering smartphone maker Smartisan has raised RMB 1 billion (around $150 million) in fresh funding, the company’s charismatic founder and CEO Luo Yonghao disclosed at Geek Park’s Rebuild 2017 conference. The former English teacher and now internet celebrity did not disclose the participating investors but did reveal that the new funding will allow the troubled smartphone […]

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Hinterland Guizhou to advance Apple’s first data center in China

A month after Apple revealed its plan to open its first China-based data center in Guizhou, the Guizhou provincial government announced today (in Chinese) that it is setting up a “leading small group” dedicated to advancing Apple’s iCloud project. This marks another step forward for the Apple-Guizhou data collaboration run by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry, a data management […]