Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who make things.” Start-ups Beijing-based robotics company Geek+ completed a $150 million Series B round from backers including Warburg Pincus, Volcanics Venture and Vertex Ventures. The company develops artificial intelligence and robotics technology for supply chain…

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This Chinese therapy with ice can relieve all your pains

This Chinese therapy with ice can relieve all your pains

​Chinese therapy to relieve all your pains   We often do not bother about every day pains that are too teeny-weeny to see a doctor. That’s where we go wrong. We will not even realize when these pains may grow to become lifelong troubles. But here’s a good news. To keep them at bay, you do not need to visit a doctor. Here we bring you a no-cost, simple and effective Chinese therapy to deal with all such kinds of problems. According to Chinese medicine, the spot on your neck…

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Need ‘Fitspiration’ For The New Year? Check Out This Chinese Family’s Viral Weight Loss Journey!

Need ‘Fitspiration’ For The New Year? Check Out This Chinese Family’s Viral Weight Loss Journey!

Weight loss is on all of our minds, and especially with all the holiday weight beginning to show, I’m sure you’re also starting to feel the need to hit the gym. If you haven’t been able to motivate yourselves to hit the treadmill yet, then this Chinese family’s incredible weight loss transformation certainly will. Yes, you read that right. This is not the weight loss journey of any one person, but an entire family that decided to keep each other motivated through their journey to become healthier. 32-year-old Jesse is…

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Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It mightbe the MSG A very satisfying feast of kung pao chicken, sweet-sour pork or just about any Chinese dish could, at times, be accompanied with a bout of headache, giddiness or rashes. It’s aptly called the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but a doctor from Mahad, a four-hour drive from Mumbai, recently found out that the presence of ajinomoto salt -better known as mono sodium glutamate or MSG -in Chinese food could even lead to life-threatening swelling of tissues. A 23-year-old who had eaten triple fried…

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Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy May Help Fight TB

Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy May Help Fight TB

In a study led by Robert Abramovitch, from the Michigan State University in the US, the ancient remedy artemisinin stopped the ability of TB-causing bacteria, known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, to become dormant. A centuries-old herbal Chinese medicine, used to effectively treat malaria, may help fight tuberculosis and slow the evolution of drug resistance, scientists have found. This stage of the disease often makes the use of antibiotics ineffective. “When TB bacteria are dormant, they become highly tolerant to antibiotics,” Abramovitch said. “Blocking dormancy makes the TB bacteria more sensitive to…

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Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, with some residents complaining emergency anti-smog measures were not operating. Hundreds of government inspectors patrolled Beijing on Wednesday to enforce temporary bans on barbecues and make sure that cars with even number plates were the only ones on the roads. Many Beijing highrises simply disappeared into the grey haze, as commuters wearing face masks headed to work. Emergency closures of power plants, steel mills and ports…

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iPhone may be a handbag, chinese language courtroom Says in Apple Case

iPhone may be a handbag, chinese language courtroom Says in Apple Case

A chinese language court docket has ruled against Apple in a case it delivered towards a small maker of “iphone”-branded leather goods, state media suggested. manufacturer Xintong Tiandi registered the phrase as a trademark for use on leather-based goods in 2007 and has been producing wallets, handbags and call instances emblazoned with it ever considering. highbrow property rights have long been a bone of contention among Western international locations and China, where counterfeiting is rife. Apple has used the “i-” prefix for years and spends extensive sums on advertising and…

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