Tencent, Changan Automobile Launch Connected Vehicle Platform Joint Venture

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has set up a joint venture with Chinese automobile manufacturer Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. to co-develop autonomous driving technologies and connected vehicle platforms. It marks Tencent’s latest move in the automotive sector to rival Alibaba and Baidu. Last November, Tencent partnered with five automakers including Changan, GAC Group, Geely, … More Tencent, Changan Automobile Launch Connected Vehicle Platform Joint Venture

JD forms new strategic partnership with Sina

Online retailer JD has struck a new strategic partnership deal with Sina Corp dubbed “京浪计划” (the JD-Sina Program; our translation) local media is reporting. Sina is the newest member of the JD alliance, joining other big-name members including Jinri Toutiao, Baidu, Qihoo 360, NetEase and Sougou. Both JD and Sina are expecting to get a … More JD forms new strategic partnership with Sina

Baidu, Greatwall Tech Team Up to Create AI Platform for Smart Cities

A unit under China’s biggest online search provider Baidu Inc. has partnered up with China Greatwall Technology Group Co. to develop an artificial intelligence service platform for smart cities. Greatwall and Baidu Online Network Technology Beijing Co. penned the three-year agreement to integrate Baidu’s AI, Big Data and Cloud technologies with Greatwall’s software and hardware, … More Baidu, Greatwall Tech Team Up to Create AI Platform for Smart Cities

Beijing to set up standard organ for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced Monday its plans to set up a national committee for the standardization of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The move comes against the backdrop of an increasingly standardized industry. International standardization entities, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and World Wide Web … More Beijing to set up standard organ for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

Baidu Unveils New Division in Smart Device Push

Chinese internet search-engine giant Baidu Inc. announced an organizational shakeup on Tuesday to boost its push to become a major player in artificial intelligence and smart devices. The tech company said it is merging three existing units — the Duer Business Unit, Raven Studio and the Hardware Ecosystem Division — to become the Smart Living … More Baidu Unveils New Division in Smart Device Push

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China for the foreseeable future

Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) will account for the lion share of programmatic expenditures in China as advertisers are predicted to invest $22.81 billion on programmatic digital display ads this year in the Asian country, with mobile accounting for 83.7% of that total. This is according to eMarketer’s latest forecast of programmatic … More Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China for the foreseeable future

Baidu unveils Apollo 2.0 at CES 2018

Baidu just announced the second version of its Apollo open-source autonomous driving platform at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) today in Las Vegas. The Apollo program was launched as an open-source platform for other automakers to develop their self-driving systems and help accelerate the development self-driving technologies. Baidu released the second version of Apollo soon after … More Baidu unveils Apollo 2.0 at CES 2018

Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected car tech

Chinese internet tech giant Baidu will work with Canada’s BlackBerry in a partnership that will see QNX used as the basis for Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform, and which will also see Baidu’s CarLife smartphone software for in-car use, DuerOS AI assistant and HD maps integrated into BlackBerry’s QNX infotainment software. Read More – Techcrunch

Chinese Travel is Transforming Consumer Technology

It’s hard to understate the transformative power of Chinese travel. The rise of Chinese tourism, both in the number of tourists and spending, is forcing destinations and tourism firms around the world reorient their priorities. But it’s also spurring a transformation in different fields of consumer technology not directly connected to tourism. Read More – … More Chinese Travel is Transforming Consumer Technology

Baidu and Xiaomi Partner on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

The partnership, revealed at Xiaomi’s first IoT Developer Conference, marks a significant step in boosting China’s smart manufacturing with advanced technologies including AI, IoT and big data. Connecting AI and IoT will be a driving force to upgrade the manufacturing industry. “The two companies have joined forces in forming a strong partnership to make users’ … More Baidu and Xiaomi Partner on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things