AI Top 50 2018 – 970×90 CN


SoundAI’s Chang Le: Voice-Controlled Devices Next Battlefield For Digital Traffic

China’s tech giants are waging a price war over smart speakers. But that’s ok with Chang Le, co-founder of Beijing-based start-up SoundAI, who sees it as a sign of market strength. Baidu just released its lower-end smart speaker Xiaodu at a special discount price of RMB89 (US$13.9), the same as Alibaba’s smart speaker Tianmao Jingling (Tmall Genie), and little more than JD.com’s Dingdong, which is selling at a discounted RMB79 (US$12). Chang says the price war is completely understandable because every …

China Cinda Uses Tech To Expands Non-Performing Loan Sales

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd,one of China’s Big Four AMCs (Asset Management Company), saw its non-performing asset business grew 29.6% in 2017 to RMB135.5 billion (US$21 billion). Revenues from non-performing assets management expanded faster, up 41.2% year-on-year in 2017 to RMB45.3 billion (US$7 billion), according to its annual report.

China VC/Tech News Weekly Roundup: China VC Report For May, Sensetime Raises $1.2B In Two Months

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of May 27 to June 1, 2018 with host Nina Xiang. Topics covered include China Money Network’s freshly released China VC Tracker for the month of May, how Chinese AI company SenseTime raised US$1.2 billion in a two-month period, and how the battle to gain an upper hand in omni-channel retail continues between Tencent and Alibaba. Be sure to subscribe to China Money Podcast …

China VC Tracker: Chinese VCs Made 284 Deals Worth $6.38 Billion In May 2018

Chinese venture capital activity saw a jump in the number of announced deals but total deal value dropped significantly last month from April because of the lack of mega deals. In May, 284 VC deals were announced worth an aggregate US$6.38 billion, compared to 209 deals worth US$15.59 billion in April, according to China Money Network’s China VC Tracker released today. China VC Tracker is produced based on proprietary data collected by China Money Network.

Alibaba, Tencent And Baidu Invest In Foxconn Unit’s $4.3B IPO

China’s internet giant trio Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and Baidu Inc, known as the BAT, have joined some prominent state-owned investors to pick up stakes in Foxconn Industrial Internet Co.’s RMB27.1 billion (US$4.3 billion) initial public offering.

China VC/Tech News Roundup: Jack Ma On Blockchain, Bitmain Leads $110M In Circle, Roadstar.Ai’s $128M Round

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of May 14-18, 2018 with host Nina Xiang. Topics covered include Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma’s views on blockchain, the world’s largest Bitcoin miner Bitmain leading US$110 million in Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, and Chinese autonomous driving start-up Roadstar.ai raising a massive US$128 million financing round. Be sure to subscribe to China Money Podcast for free in the iTunes store, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter. …