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The Most Powerful Armies In the World [UPDATED]

A country’s military base symbolises its power and status in the world. Every country across the globe is striving to create a strong military base and enter the list of the most powerful militaries in the world. Top Countries With Strongest Armies In the World Here is a list of top 10 most powerful armies in …

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Alibaba acquires competitor Kaola from NetEase in $2bn deal

Alibaba is acquiring Kaola and integrating it into Tmall, creating the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China. On Thursday (5 September), Alibaba announced its intention to acquire NetEase’s import e-commerce platform Kaola for approximately $2bn. Both Alibaba and Kaola have significant operations in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province. The transaction will pave the …

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China hydrogen fuel-cell capacity leaps almost 650pc in a year

This week in future tech, Chinese media has reported that the country’s expansion of hydrogen fuel cells has accelerated to unprecedented levels. China’s bid to ditch its image as one of the world’s major polluters appears to be in full swing, particularly when it comes to hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen is one source of cleaner …

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Beijing-Based Company Creates China’s First Cloned Kitten

China’s first “copy cat” is ready to make its debut: A Beijing-based company reportedly created the nation’s first cloned kitten and it is an adorable fur baby. Huang Yu, the kitten’s owner, contacted Sinogene, a commercial pet-cloning company that has previously cloned 40 dogs, after his feline, Garlic, died after urinary tract infection complications earlier …

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Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola in deal worth $2 billion – TechCrunch

Alibaba Group has acquired NetEase Kaola for $2 billion, the two companies said today, and will integrate it into Tmall, creating the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China. The announcement follows weeks of media reports about a potential deal, which was said to have stalled in the middle of August after the companies reportedly disagreed …

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WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks” – TechCrunch

Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its user policy, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Users can still upload videos they created with Zao to WeChat, but if they try to download the app or send an invite link to another …

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