Why Did Google Invest In China’s JD.Com? Here’s What Experts Think

News came yesterday that Google would invest US$550 million in cash in China’s second largest retailer JD.com Inc., as part of a strategic partnership. The two partners plan to collaborate on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions and making some products of JD.com available for sale through Google Shopping channels in multiple regions.

Hans Tung: Eight Lessons From The Rise Of Chinese Short Video App Douyin

What is the most popular app in China? You’re probably thinking WeChat. Though that might still be true, WeChat now has a serious challenger whose meteoric rise has taken China by storm (and WeChat’s owner Tencent by surprise). That is Douyin (抖音, literally “shaking sound” in Chinese), one of the most popular short video apps in China, as well as worldwide. It is owned by ByteDance (a.k.a Toutiao), an AI-driven media company in China and one of the world’s most …

Former Autodesk Director Wang Lifeng Joins 51HiTech As CTO

Wang Lifeng, a visual technology expert who previously worked as a director at Autodesk Software (China) Co., Ltd., and a researcher at Microsoft Corporation, has joined 51HiTech, a Beijing-based virtual reality and augmented reality start-up as chief technology officer, according to the firm’s announcement on its WeChat account.

WeWork Fortifies 2018 Growth By Launching the Creator Awards To Energize Greater China’s Innovation Ecosystem

Hong Kong, China, February 6, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – WeWork Fortifies 2018 Growth By Launching the Creator Awards To Energize Greater China’s Innovation Ecosystem -Building on achievements and robust business momentum in Greater China, 2017 was also the biggest year in WeWork’s 7-year history -By the end of 2018, WeWork will be accelerating its development to… Read More

Baidu, Nvidia, ZF Launch AI Autonomous Vehicle Platform For China

Baidu Inc. has teamed up with U.S.-based chip developer Nvidia Corp. and German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG to create a production-ready artificial intelligence autonomous vehicle platform designed for China, as the Chinese tech company continues to double down on autonomous driving businesses.