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$700 million investment in Didi Dache dashes Uber’s hopes in China

In the wake of Softbank’s recent $250mn (£159mn) investment in GrabTaxi, the bid for domination of the taxi-app market in China is becoming very committed – today it is reported that cab-hailing... Read More

NTT opens Shanghai data centre

NTT Communications, a subsidiary group of the Japanese telecom giant, has opened its third data centre in Shanghai this week. Located in the Pudong Development Zone of China’s largest city,... Read More

Number of data centres set to decrease after 2017

The total number of global data centres will peak at 8.6mn in 2017 before beginning a slow decline, an IDC forecast claims. According to the research body, the decrease will be... Read More

Four-year study concludes Chinese government backs hacking against civil rights groups

A new report from Citizen Lab details the persistence and doggedness employed by Chinese hacking entities to disrupt Civil Society Organisations, including human rights groups, activists and journalists. The conclusions [PDF] centre on... Read More

Robot supply overflow in China may lead to overheated market and lack of interoperability

“Everybody wants to become a robot manufacturer now because it’s sexy,” said Stefan Sack, CEO of robot manufacturer Comau Shanghai Engineering, in a report to Reuters recently, noting that small manufacturers... Read More

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