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Alibaba's Jack Ma: Being richest is 'great pain'

He may now be China's richest man but Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has admitted in a US television interview that being so wealthy is actually causing him "great pain".


Microsoft pilot-tests bone conduction headset for visually impaired

A healthy employee tested Microsoft's new audio headset while blindfolded and found herself surprisingly competent at navigating a busy city with only audio cues to guide her.


China censors try to blunt Hong Kong protests, don't always succeed

Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland.


Will the taxman come for Google and Amazon?

New international tax rules proposed could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.


Sonova's microphone disguised as a pen offers "super normal hearing"

A wireless microphone in the shape of a pen, made by Switzerland's Sonova, can help people with hearing loss understand speech better than those with normal hearing at certain noise levels, a study has shown.


Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

Accepting a dare from Minecraft creator Markus Persson, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, underwent a stone cold drenching in the name of charity and goodwill.


Scotland's selfie generation cool on independence

Young Scots aged 16 and 17 are getting the vote for the first time in Scotland's independence referendum, but the selfie generation looks set to defy expectations by mostly rejecting separation.


Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water — and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.


Social network challenges end in tragedy

Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fuelling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.


Good to give

U Mobile encourages generous giving through its Project Buah Tangan campaign.