The Wall Street Journal reports chief executives of major high-tech companies met Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday in Guizhou, one of China’s poorest provinces, for a technology conference. The conference is a measure of the Chinese government’s desire to bring technology investment to its less-developed interior. Premier Li Keqiang stumped for the goal of building a big data industry. Big data is a hot computing field that involves crunching the massive amounts of data collected by Internet companies to discover trends. Guizhou wants to attract everything from the server farms that store the data to the engineers that design programs to sift through the information.
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