Microsoft and startups share tech

Updated 2017-01-24 09:54:46 Shanghai Daily

Microsoft Corp has opened its first accelerator base in Shanghai, the software giant said yesterday.

The company will use the accelerator base in Xuhui District, which will serve the first batch of 14 startups, to share advanced technologies, resources and experiences, and to help Shanghai develop into an international innovation and entrepreneurship platform, Microsoft said.

Programs the base runs focus on technologies like cloud computing, Big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, which bring new challenges and opportunities to every industry, said Hsiao-Wuen Hon, corporate vice president of Microsoft and chairman of Microsoft's Asia-Pacific R&D Group.

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