Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

Baidu Robot

Baidu adds an AI personal assistant, Duer, to its mobile search app

Chinese search giant Baidu showed off its latest virtual assistant technology embedded in a robot -- but smartphone owners will also be able to use the AI software to place orders online.

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Uber to expand to 100 additional cities in China

Uber is speeding up its expansion plans for China. Over the next year, the company will enter 100 additional cities in the country.

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ARM wants to fast-track IoT development in China with new accelerator

Chinese startups could end up producing more wearables, robots and smart home products, thanks to a new program from chip designer ARM Holdings.

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Xiaomi confident it can reach ambitious sales goal

China's Xiaomi remains confident it can sell at least 80 million phones this year, despite slowing market demand and encroaching rivals.


China intensifies Internet censorship ahead of military parade

As China prepares to celebrate a new national holiday, the country has been tightening its grip over the Internet by squelching online rumors, and cracking down on tools that can circumvent its censorship.


Lenovo hands Motorola the smartphone creation reins

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility division will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, as part of a reorganization that it hopes will cut costs and revitalize its handset business


TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to US$13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

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Lenovo's ZUK smartphone brand to use Cyanogen OS

Android OS developer Cyanogen is bringing its operating system to another Chinese smartphone, this time from a company founded by Lenovo.

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Huawei's new smartphone has a 180-degree rotating camera

On Thursday in Beijing, the Chinese company unveiled the Honor 7i product, which comes with a Sony 13-megapixel camera attached by a hinge.

Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September.

China arrests 15,000 for Internet-related crimes

China's efforts to clean up the Internet have resulted in 15,000 arrests related to cybercrimes, authorities revealed on Tuesday.

Lenovo looks to India for smartphone boost

Lenovo announced on Tuesday it will start local smartphone manufacturing in India

PCWorld News

Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A was still running following the explosion