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The Breakthroughs of Voice AI Technologies with Chen Wei, Senior Director and Chief Scientist of Sogou Voice Interaction Technology Centre

The system of human perceptions is multi-faceted and voice is one of the perceptions that people pay the most attention to in Artificial Intelligence areas.

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The Growth Story of An Emerging E-Commerce Startup with Lu Guo, Founder of Shopal

As an early pioneer in cross-border commerce, Lu Guo chose to leave a multinational company and jump into the jungles of entrepreneurship. She shared her belief behind building her startup Shopal which aims to help global brands to build a strong presence in China through a data-driven process.

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Embrace the New Retail Wave in China with Stephane Monsallier, Founder of Shops of the Future

The buzzword “New Retail” has swept through China for over one year. What challenges does it bring to the traditional retail industry and how can international brands cope with the new retail concept?

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Breaking Down Barriers and Establishing a Global Startup Community, with Chen Wang, CEO at Slush China

Chen talks to us about the challenges of entrepreneurship, including maintaining good relationships with the government, protecting intellectual property and other essential tips to prospering in China.

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The Rise of Fintech with Wei Hopeman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures

As the world’s leader in Fintech technology, China is a breeding ground for Internet finance companies

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Market Localization of the Highest Valued Unicorn with Sam Gellman, First Foreign Employee of Uber China

In this episode, we are lucky to have Sam Gellman as our guest, the first international Uber employee that took care of the company’s expansion in Asia and China.

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MyPerintis Celebrates Its 3rd Year Of Anniversary With YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, The Patron Of MyPerintis

MyPerintis is a non-government organization (NGO) that promotes Youth Empowerment.

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$60M VC fund launched, dedicated to impact investing in SEA

3B Ventures VC Fund is investing $60M in 60 impact startups fosucing in Southeast Asia

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Craziest Things Startup Founders Did (in Chinaccelerator)

Oh yea? You think you are crazy? Look at what founders did in Chinaccelerator

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在东南亚投资200多家创业公司后,500 Startup 投资人分享了三点洞察

比年来,亚洲VC行业汹涌澎拜,投资人越发看重地域之间的差别和活力性。2016年,亚洲有凌驾390亿美元的资源投入科技行业,风投范围首超美国。东南亚坐拥7亿生齿,顺理成章地成为资源赴汤蹈火的主战场和聚光灯下的主角。

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十年里,东南亚种子和早期阶段初创企业投资额增长326%

像GoJek和Grab这样的东南亚企业已经成为与美国传统科技巨头竞争的对手。对当地文化和语言的了解使得他们成为有能力挑战新兴市场的国际初创企业。

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企业家应该认识的11家风险投资公司

由于融资是东南亚地区快速增长的初创企业界所面对的主要挑战之一,风险投资家可以是企业没落或蹿红的决定因素。

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亚太推动世界经济增长 中国巨头引领东南亚科技业异军突起

世界银行最新发布的2018年经济展望报告,让全球的目光聚焦到了亚洲的科技业。

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Today in News: Haidilao 海底捞 submitted IPO, Ofo is into blockchain research

OneSpace just launches the country's first private rocket, Walmart Q1 financial report is out

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International Talent Recruitment - Hainan Free Trade Port

There’s something big going on down south in Hainan.

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Today in News: Tik Tok 抖音 allows users buy from KOL’s shops, Deutsche Bank acquired Quantiguous Solutions

Zaijia.com 小鱼在家 is rasing c+ round led by Baidu, Alibaba is working with Tianjin 天津 to build “the city of new retaill”

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Today In News: Amazon is learning from Jack Ma, Tesla is in Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation, Snapchat starts showing unskippable ads.

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Adrian is Uniting Startup Community Across 5 Continents

Communities Across Latin America, China, SEA, Middle East, Africa, and more

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Today In News: Uber plans to launch Uber Elevate, Weibo monthly active users reached 411million.

Uniqlo is entering India market, Toyota 2017 sales volume increased by 6%

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Xiaomi is coming to Italy & France, Walmart is entering Indian online shopping market

Warner sold its stake in Spotify, Ofo is facing difficulties with clamp down

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Startups, please don’t buy my email address

If you’re a founder running your company on a shoestring budget, you almost definitely don’t have the funds to hire a traditional public relations firm.

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Google inks patent deal with Tencent

The two firms pledged to work together on future innovation and technology.

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Rise of local cosmetic brands

Malaysian make-up brands and skincare products are now coming to the fore

NST.COM.MY

Grant Cardone's guide to a million-dollar pitch

You're not ready to launch your business until you can explain in 20 seconds or less how it helps someone.

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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals

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Form 2 Student One of the Youngest Entrepreneurs in Malaysia By Selling Headscarves

Most students in secondary school are still figuring out what they want to do in life, but not Nur Iman Safiyah Mohammed Shahree, who is believed to be the youngest entrepreneur in all of Malaysia.

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Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in.

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Xiaomi became a $100 billion phone brand without wooing the West

The company is potentially aiming for a mammoth $100 billion valuation, which would eclipse other recent tech IPOs, like Twitter and Snapchat, by a considerable margin.

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has left VC firm Fenbushi Capital

Vitalik Buterin, the high-profile co-founder of Ethereum, has quietly left China-based investment firm Fenbushi Capital

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#10 Business Lessons from Movie 'The Founder'

Ray Kroc expands the McDonald’s restaurants through franchisees, pulls the company from the brothers and creates a multi-billion dollar empire.

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Malaysia sees revenue generating potential in e-sports

This is also in a bid to fit in with the new lifestyle of the younger generation and welcome the change in the digital economy and the fourth revolution

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Binance, the fastest ever startup to achieve profitable tech unicorn status

Most industry observers would agree given Binance’s quality platform and business practices, it was just a matter of time before they seized market leadership

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5 Uncommon Growth Hacking Tactics For Freelancers

Remember, you are a product. You have to sell your product like any retailer would.

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5 things you can do to protect yourself from Facebook scams

Entrepreneur Terence Quek's photo has been used to dupe others. The impersonation can start from Facebook and move onto other chatting platforms such as WhatsApp.

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Singapore's passport is the world's second best

It has visa-free access to 176 countries.

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Will Millennials drink to Diet Coke’s new look and taste?

Diet Coke has decided to take on a new look and taste after 35 years in the market

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Facebook's news feed will soon show you more content from friends and family and less from publishers

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that, as a result, he expects that people will spend less time on Facebook

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Sabah land deal secured in bitcoin

Tourism entrepreneur Alexander Yee had agreed to sell the parcel to his friend Polycarp Chin for half a bitcoin (worth roughly RM38,000 at the time of the agreement)

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4 in 5 Singapore firms expanded overseas in 2017

More Singapore companies have expanded their international footprint in 2017

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Warren Buffett has narrowed his choice for successor down to 2 people

Warren Buffett appointed two senior executives – Greg Abel and Ajit Jain – to Berkshire Hathaway’s board of directors on Wednesday.

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Startup: Can Your Company Take Back Your Vested Shares?

Check your contract for a “clawback” clause, which could render those options you worked so hard for essentially worthless.

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Malaysian passport 4th most powerful in Asia, world’s No 12

In the rankings published by The Henley Passport Index, holders of the Malaysian passport can travel to 166 countries visa-free.

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GoPro quits the drone business

The company is laying off hundreds of jobs, and said its Karma drone will be the last it makes

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30 Richest Millennial Entrepreneurs

To identify the richest millennial entrepreneurs in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a wealth of sources, including news sites Forbes, Bloomberg, and Wealth-X

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How To Launch Your Very Own Silicon Valley Tech Startup

The thing to keep in mind here is that in order to succeed your idea doesn’t have to be brilliant, it only has to be better than what the market currently offers.

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Do I Need an Entrepreneurship Degree to be a Good Entrepreneur?

Why a degree in entrepreneurship is no longer a thing.

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4 Life Lessons from Steve Job’s Biography

Essential lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs right now.

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How to check if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

To prevent unexpected shutdowns that sometimes occur when processors don’t get enough power, the company dialed down the speeds of iPhone processors in units with those batteries.

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Travis Kalanick is now a real-life billionaire

The Uber founder’s bank account will grow by $1.4 billion thanks to the SoftBank deal.

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Ethereum breaks new record by reaching $1,000 for the first time

2017 may have been a huge year for cryptocurrencies across the board, but one of the most important stories is that there are now many different tokens worth tens of billions of dollars when it comes to market capitalization.

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You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone’s battery healthy?

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Malaysia ranked 5th in the list of retirement havens for 2018

The annual InternationalLiving.com Retirement Index compiles the top 24 retirement havens worldwide

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Why you should consider doing business in Singapore

Singapore is a particularly appealing business hotspot, with an international business-friendly atmosphere confirmed by numerous accolades

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How To Start A Business In 2018

An important step in securing capital is having a well written business plan that provides a detailed description of the products and services the company will offer

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The Quickest Way to Make Your Idea Valuable

Get past being overwhelmed and make your idea valuable.

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Here’s how Masayoshi Son became one of tech’s most powerful people

Masayoshi Son is shaking up Silicon Valley $1 billion at a time

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10 logo design trends that will dominate 2018

As methods of attracting customers become more effective, logo design must keep up the pace.

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That's a wrap! What made the business headlines in 2017

Mobile payments, electric vehicles and bitcoin lead Asia's digital shift

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Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones with older batteries

Apple apologized Thursday for slowing down iPhones with older batteries without disclosing the practice to customers until last week.

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25 high-paying jobs for shy people

These jobs all come with a median annual salary of over $75,000 — and don’t require much social interaction.

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Negotiate for Higher Salary with these 3 Scripts

While experts often give general advice about best practices for negotiations, proven word-for-word scripts are hard to find.

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Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

The year started with wide-scale boycotts of the service, and progressively got worse.

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How to create your next design project, completely free

You know you want to make something that looks good – but how do you do it if you’re working with a limited budget?

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Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck ‘right after Model Y’

Musk said it would be comparable to Ford’s F-150 total size

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Are You Sure You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Becoming a start-up founder seems to be a very cool thing to do these days.

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Apple Hit With Lawsuits After Admitting It Intentionally Slowed Down iPhones

One lawsuit claims the tech giant engaged in “deceptive, immoral and unethical” practices.

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Netshoes Increased Online Sales By 30% Utilizing These 3 Simple Marketing Tactics

It’s no secret that creating campaigns that compliment one another takes a large team effort from many people.

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Looking to buy some stolen credit card numbers? Just head to Facebook

For most people, Facebook is a place to go see photos of friends, read news and watch videos.

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Clothing firm 'Kon' sues Apple for copyright infringement of App Store logo

The firm, KON has claimed that the Apple App Store logo closely resembles its own, which the company has been using as a merchandise trademark since 2011 and registered in 2012

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A Japanese startup wants to put advertising on the moon

The space travel startup Ispace Inc. just wrapped up a new round of funding that nets the Japan-based company more than $90 million

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Your bank is probably using phishing tactics on you

When I get a call from an organization saying that they need to talk with me about something, I ask for the person’s name and department and then I tell them that I will call them back.

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How to accurately value your startup for your next funding round

The hope is that by removing a lot of the uncertainty currently surrounding admin costs, more businesses will be able to focus on the end goal; making a startup idea a successful reality.

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Apple admits that it degrades older iPhones over time

Apple has defended this fact as being used to “deliver the best experience” for customers, despite being considered to have been hiding this information for a long time.

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Is It Any Surprise Who Is Buying All the AI Tech Startups?

Not surprisingly, the usual suspects are the biggest tech companies in the world

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Edward Snowden’s new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security system

Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app for cheap Android-burners that turns them into full-fledged home security devices

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Former SpaceX worker reveals 7 outrageous perks Elon Musk gives employees

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is a notorious workaholic, and his employees often work long hours. Musk encourages employees with free food and an in-house massage therapist.

BUSINESSINSIDER.MY

Why Procrastination Is Not Your Fault and 4 Steps to Solve It for Good

Find out how to develop positive habits to boost productivity.

INFLUENCIVE.COM

This is Singapore's first cashless cafe

A café opened in Singapore that accepts bitcoin instead of cash and has a cryptocurrency ATM for people running low

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM

These Gmail searches can clean up even the messiest inbox

Gmail has appropriately powerful search functions to help you find what’s important in your inbox

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KL co-working spaces to continue growth in 2018

Ong said the serviced office and co-working segments were gaining popularity through strong government-led initiatives by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation.

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Snap’s Accelerate startup program opens globally to boost ad revenue from Snapchat

The news comes almost three months after the Californian company debuted the program for startups in the U.S.

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Why it's time to retire 'disruption'

It's the buzzword of choice for today's upstarts. But does every industry really need disrupting?

ARCHITECTURALDIGEST.COM

Is Asia driving the Bitcoin craze?

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Singapore, the industrial complex looks like an underground ghetto.

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Elon Musk accidentally shared his personal phone number with 16M followers

In a tweet directed to Oculus CTO John Carmack, Elon Musk today broke rule number two.

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Grab Founder Anthony Tan's 5 Key Ingredients To Startup Success

Anthony Tan’s startup Grab, Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-sharing platform, is one of the region’s biggest tech companies.

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MVP vs. POC: A Startup Launch Strategy Guide

If you’re about to build a new genius idea, take care of your airbag — it could be an MVP and a POC of your product.

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Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in bitcoin

Japanese company GMO Internet will offer around 4,000 of its employees the option of being paid part of their salaries in bitcoin

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How to ace your interview at Facebook

If you’ve set your sights on a big-name company with a selective hiring process like Facebook, the whole thing can seem rather overwhelming, maybe even impossible.

BUSINESSINSIDER.MY

Facebook’s crackdown on “engagement bait” is long overdue

In addition to downranking individual posts, Facebook says that pages that continually use engagement bait tactics will be penalized.

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8 Bulletproof Ways to Bootstrap Your Business

It takes remarkably little money to make money, if you're clever and work hard.

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Your startup should not be an LLC

The initial documentation for an LLC may appear straightforward, but LLC status is extremely complex

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Why Australian startups should start looking at Malaysia

As the third largest market in ASEAN, Malaysia has been quietly implementing phenomenal change that has attracted a string of local and international startups as they scale up.

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Singapore clocks 842 deals worth $137 billion

Deal-making in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia saw a high from December last year to this November compared with two years ago, with Singapore accounting for the bulk of deal volumes.

TNP.SG

Why Startup Funding Deals Fall Through

The biggest fear of every investor is that he may end up losing all his capital, which is why they need to be very conservative about how they deploy their funds.

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5 ways to market your cosmetics business

Marketing your cosmetics business can be difficult, and with so much competition, it can be more than challenging to break into the beauty/cosmetic industry.

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Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups

Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out of all the “Big Five” most valuable U.S. technology companies

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Alibaba launches cat-shaped car vending machines in China

The ‘Car Vending Machines’ are futuristic buildings that look like a gigantic version of something you’d find in Toys “R” Us.

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Bank Negara Malaysia wants digital currency exchangers to report their activities

Under the new policy, digital currency exchangers will be categorised as reporting institutions under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).

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