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Tech Giants Oppo, Xiaomi, Alibaba Donate Masks To Countries Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic

Earlier this month, Xiaomi donated FFP3 surgical masks to the Italian Civil Protection Department as it was the most affected country outside of China, where the virus first emerged last December

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Smartphone manufacturer Oppo announced that it has donated 300,000 masks to five countries other than China. The company has donated FFP3 as well as N95 masks to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and Japan, GizmoChina reported on Monday. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Xiaomi and Oppo have donated masks and other medical equipment to the countries severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Smartphone manufacturer Oppo announced that it has donated 300,000 masks to five countries other than China. The company has donated FFP3 as well as N95 masks to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and Japan, GizmoChina reported on Monday.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi donated FFP3 surgical masks to the Italian Civil Protection Department as it was the most affected country outside of China, where the virus first emerged last December.

Additionally, Alibaba Founder and billionaire Jack Ma joined Twitter, sending out his tweet that the first shipment of 1 million masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits are on way to US.

The Jack Ma Foundation in January announced it will donate 100 million yuan ($14 million) to support research and development of a coronavirus vaccine.

The number of cases worldwide have surpassed 179,330, with over 7,120 deaths.

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Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Xiaomi and Oppo have donated masks and other medical equipment to the countries severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Pixabay

Several European nations have enacted country-wide lockdowns, including France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Italy has reached 24,747, but the increase was at its slowest pace since March 1, signalling the start of a tipping point for the outbreak in the country, deemed as the epicentre of the pandemic in Europe.

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The death toll in China has increased to 3,226, authorities said on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases in the Asian country has risen to 80,881. (IANS)

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Amazon Plans To Unveil Full-Fledged Cloud Gaming Platform

Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. VOA

Amazon is reportedly working on a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo, similar to Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now.

The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 and along with that game, the company is going to bring another game called New World, which will be a multiplayer online game and will fit perfectly in the multiplayer game genre, reports The New York Times.

“The big picture is about trying to take the best of Amazon and bringing it to games,” the report quoted Mike Frazzini, Amazon’s vice president for game services and studios as saying.

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Amazon is reportedly working on a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo, similar to Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Wikimedia Commons

“We have been working for a while, but it takes a long time to make games, and we’re bringing a lot of Amazon practices to making games,” Frazzini added.

When it comes to cloud-based gaming, Amazon will have to compete with Microsoft and Google. Both of them already have their feet firmly planted in the space, Microsoft with Project xCloud and Google with Stadia.

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Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (IANS)