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China cloud market records 67% jump in Q1 spending

New figures show spending on cloud infrastructure in China grew by 67 percent in Q1.

IT analyst firm Canalys posted the country’s latest cloud sums last week, after a quarter that has seen demand for cloud services soar around the world.

While Covid-19 has caused some large cloud projects to be put on hold, business demand for remote working and collaboration platforms have driven a record quarter for global cloud markets.

Baidu brings its cloud services to Singapore

Chinese search giant Baidu has launched its cloud services in Singapore, as the company attempts to catch up with Chinese rivals Alibaba and Tencent by offering cloud services in the city-state.

The company said the services will cater towards Chinese companies expanding to the region and local companies seeking “high-performing, secure and reliable cloud services”.

Microsoft Azure to power Baidu driverless innovation

Microsoft Azure has announced that it will provide the cloud services behind Chinese internet giant Baidu’s self-driving car efforts. The collaboration will see Microsoft’s cloud computing platform used in driverless operations outside of China. Microsoft is one of 50 businesses which have joined a self-driving car alliance headed up by Baidu. The Apollo alliance was… Read More

Baidu replacing QWERTY, defaults to voice-centric keyboard

A new third-party keyboard app from Chinese web services Baidu is taking the spotlight away from QWERTY with a voice-focused interface. Users of the free Android TalkType app are welcomed by a large microphone icon and prompted to ‘Speak now’ to begin dictating. Baidu claims that the app’s speech recognition is more accurate than actual typing,… Read More

Baidu and Nvidia claim AI system that can imitate your voice

Chinese internet giant Baidu has developed an artificial intelligence system which it claims, can successfully imitate a human voice after listening to a person speak for only thirty minutes. At Baidu World , the company’s annual tech expo, CEO Robin Li launched the AI project entitled ‘Baidu Brain’, a tripartite initiative which it has undertaken… Read More