Google starts using location instead of domain names for serving country specific services

Country services used to be distinguished by the country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) such as google.fr for France or google.com.uk for England. “Google wants to stop the practice of manually entering the top-level domain to get a country’s services,” according to a report in 9to5google. Read More

Government-tech relationship moves forward with Party reshuffle

China’s tech sector stands to benefit from the appointment of officials with science and technology backgrounds to leadership positions. In recent years China has been pushing tech at the national level, promoting programs such as “Made in China 2025″ to upgrade the sector. While there have been recent developments in the Party’s involvement with tech, … More Government-tech relationship moves forward with Party reshuffle

China’s Alibaba and Tencent, not Google and Facebook, suit Saudi Arabia

Technology companies from China, and not the U.S., will win the race to capture Saudi Arabia’s young, lucrative market, one chief executive told CNBCChinese companies’ diversified structure and confidence working alongside government mean that they lend themselves well to foreign markets structured like Saudi Arabia’s, he reasoned. Read More

Chinese electric carmakers might not be ready, but the money is

In recent years, a raft of Chinese entrepreneurs have been going around pitching and fundraising for their electric vehicle startups, but consumers haven’t seen much of those promises materialize until recently. On October 12, XPeng Motors unveiled its first pre-production run of 15 electric cars in China’s east-central city of Zhengzhou, where XPeng’s OEM partner—local … More Chinese electric carmakers might not be ready, but the money is