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TECH 25 Sep 2015 | 7:30 AM

Research group launches world’s largest online rice database

The world’s biggest genetic rice database online is now available free, a move scientists hope will contribute to a “green revolution”, a leading rice research group said.

TECH 17 Mar 2015 | 4:14 PM

India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths

India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers.

TECH 26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM

India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches.

TECH 11 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM

Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing US$10mil (RM33.39mil) into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

TECH 24 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM

US$100mil Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to US$100mil (RM328.16mil).

TECH 15 Oct 2014 | 12:51 PM

Zuckerberg donates US$25mil to Ebola fight

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he and his wife were donating US$25mil (RM81.89mil) to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.

TECH 05 Feb 2014 | 10:50 AM

Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella may find it tough to push change with co-founder Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer breathing down his neck.

TECH 05 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM

Microsoft names India-born Nadella as next CEO, Gates to advise on technology

Nadella, a 46-year-old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft's Internet-based, or "cloud" computing services, is only Microsoft's third CEO in 39 years.

TECH 02 Oct 2013 | 8:34 AM

Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying for Bill Gates to step down as chairman.

Technology 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Bill Gates: 'Robots, pervasive screens, speech interaction will all change the way we look at computers'

In an interview, Gates reveals his biggest technology regrets, the next big thing in computing and that he has a keen sense of humour.