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China overtakes U.S. in smart speaker market share

CHINA OVERTAKES U.S. IN SMART SPEAKER MARKET SHARE

The U.S. no longer leads the smart speaker market, according to new data from Canalys out this morning, which found China's smart speaker...

Founders' Co-op Raises $25M to Back More Pacific Northwest Startups

FOUNDERS' CO-OP RAISES $25M TO BACK MORE PACIFIC NORTHWEST STARTUPS

Founders' Co-op , a Seattle-based venture capital firm that has backed nearly 100 startups since its launch 11 years ago, has raised...

 
 
 
China's largest stock photo provider draws fire over use of black hole image

CHINA'S LARGEST STOCK PHOTO PROVIDER DRAWS FIRE OVER USE OF BLACK HOLE IMAGE

While the world marvels at the first black hole image ever taken , a Chinese photo-sharing community is setting off a huge public outcry...

Upcoming SAE Conference in Detroit to Offer Rides in Autonomous Cars

UPCOMING SAE CONFERENCE IN DETROIT TO OFFER RIDES IN AUTONOMOUS CARS

You've heard the self-driving car hype; next month, you can experience a robotic ride firsthand. Metro Detroiters will have the opportunity...

 
 
 
It isn't just apps. China's cinemas broke records during Lunar New Year

IT ISN'T JUST APPS. CHINA'S CINEMAS BROKE RECORDS DURING LUNAR NEW YEAR

China celebrated Lunar New Year last week as hundreds of millions of people travelled to their hometowns. While many had longed to...

Alibaba's growth slows to lowest in 4 years

ALIBABA'S GROWTH SLOWS TO LOWEST IN 4 YEARS

China's Alibaba continues to see slowing expansion in the latest quarter, but the e-commerce giant's effort to spur new growth from...

 
 
 
Microsoft is investigating why Bing is down in China

MICROSOFT IS INVESTIGATING WHY BING IS DOWN IN CHINA

Microsoft's search engine Bing has been inaccessible to users in China since late Wednesday. The company is investigating the matter.

Baidu brings first open source edge computing platform to China

BAIDU BRINGS FIRST OPEN SOURCE EDGE COMPUTING PLATFORM TO CHINA

At CES 2019 , Baidu announced its new open source intelligent edge computing platform OpenEdge that allows developers to build light,...

 
 
 
Apple's increasingly tricky international trade-offs

APPLE'S INCREASINGLY TRICKY INTERNATIONAL TRADE-OFFS

Far from Apple's troubles in emerging markets and China , the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter...

Ford partners with Chinese tech giant Baidu to test Level 4 self-driving cars

FORD PARTNERS WITH CHINESE TECH GIANT BAIDU TO TEST LEVEL 4 SELF-DRIVING CARS

Ford and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have joined forces to develop self-driving technology. The two firms announced last...

 
 
 
SoftBank and Toyota team up to develop services powered by self-driving vehicles

SOFTBANK AND TOYOTA TEAM UP TO DEVELOP SERVICES POWERED BY SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

SoftBank is getting into self-driving car services after the Japanese tech giant announced a joint-venture with Toyota in its native...

Tencent Music, China's largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO

TENCENT MUSIC, CHINA'S LARGEST STREAMING SERVICE WITH 800M USERS, FILES FOR US IPO

This year has seen a number of tech companies that are majority or substantially owned by Chinese giant going public in the U.S. Baidu's...

 
 
 
Motorola reportedly plans a Baidu smart speaker for China

MOTOROLA REPORTEDLY PLANS A BAIDU SMART SPEAKER FOR CHINA

What do Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei all have in common? They're working on smart speakers with built-in voice...

Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

Y COMBINATOR IS LAUNCHING A STARTUP PROGRAM IN CHINA

U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop...

 
 
 
Baidu is ready to beat Google if it re-enters China

BAIDU IS READY TO BEAT GOOGLE IF IT RE-ENTERS CHINA

Baidu is prepared to win against Alphabet's Google in China, its chief executive officer said on social media, amid rumblings the U.S....

Chinese tech stocks tumble from more than just trade tensions

CHINESE TECH STOCKS TUMBLE FROM MORE THAN JUST TRADE TENSIONS

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on TechNode , an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Reports of trade tensions...

 
 
 
Baidu will launch its autonomous buses in Japan next year

BAIDU WILL LAUNCH ITS AUTONOMOUS BUSES IN JAPAN NEXT YEAR

Baidu's self-driving buses could hit the road in Japan by early 2019, Bloomberg reports. And even sooner in a handful of Chinese cities,...

Intel and Baidu team up to make autonomous driving even smarter, safer

INTEL AND BAIDU TEAM UP TO MAKE AUTONOMOUS DRIVING EVEN SMARTER, SAFER

Baidu will use cameras and software from Intel subsidiary Mobileye in its self-driving car programs. The Chinese tech giant will also...

 
 
 
Baidu unveils Kunlun AI chip for edge and cloud computing

BAIDU UNVEILS KUNLUN AI CHIP FOR EDGE AND CLOUD COMPUTING

Baidu today unveiled a new chip for AI, joining the ranks of Google, Nvidia, Intel, and many other tech companies making processors...

Everything we know about the next Xbox Elite Controller 'V2'

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT XBOX ELITE CONTROLLER 'V2'

Microsoft is indeed working on a new Xbox Elite Controller, working to address feedback and make improvements on the first version. Leaked...