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Fox Spirits And Demons - China's Tech Giants Splash Out In Cartoon Arms Race

Pic: ReutersHANGZHOU, CHINA: Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto.

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Apple Agrees To Fix "Sticky Keyboard Problems" On Macbooks

SAN FRANCISCO -- US tech giant Apple agreed on Friday to launch a service program to fix "sticky" keyboard problems on MacBook or MacBook Pro for free, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Baidu Tests Driverless Cars On China's Expressway

TIANJIN -- Chinese artificial intelligence giant Baidu Inc on Thursday tested its two self-driving cars on an unused expressway in Tianjin, a city in northern China.

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Google Assistant No Longer Needs Every 'Hey' And 'OK'

At last, you don't have to call out Google Assistant by name every time when you want to issue a command.

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China Blocks John Oliver On Social Media After Scathing Show

BEIJING  — A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country’s crackdown on human rights.

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EU Parliament Committee Votes For Tougher EU Copyright Rules To Rein In Tech Giants

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favor of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.

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YouTube Pushes Memberships, Merchandise As Alternatives To Ads

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent year.

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Alexa, I Can Trust You With My Checkbook, Right?

NEW YORK  — Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance?

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Xiaomi: A Chinese Startup Out To Challenge Google, Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commerce giant Alibaba’s in 2014.

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