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Huawei wins another patent battle against Samsung in China

A Chinese court in Shenzhen has ruled today in favor of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, issuing a ban on its South Korean competitor Samsung from infringing the firm’s wireless communication technology through manufacturing and selling products that use the patent, local media The Paper is reporting. Huawei’s other litigation requests were rejected and Samsung retains […]

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4 takeaways from Ctrip’s Polar Travel Report

While Christmas has not been a part of traditional Chinese culture and is a working day in China, more and more Chinese tourists have been traveling to Finland’s northern province Lapland—“Santa Clause’s home”—to witness the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. Polar tourism has become the new darling of China’s high-income population and has attracted a large […]

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Exclusive: Pictures from World Internet Conference suggest WeWork, URWork on an “ice-breaking tour”

Like its previous versions, the ongoing World Internet Conference in Wuzhen has attracted the biggest names in China’s tech industry. Official meetings and keynotes aside, more casual business dinners, which gather China’s, or even the world’s richest technology tycoons, offered precious opportunities for them to get connected and share insights. It’s in China after all, […]

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Baidu’s VP Wang Haifeng now leads Baidu Research Institute to further develop its AI application for commercial use

Baidu’s vice president, as well as head of Baidu’s AI department Wang Haifeng, will serve as director of Baidu Research Institute (in Chinese). With Wang’s increased dominance in Baidu’s AI arm, Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Group (AIG) will strengthen R&D on the AI application technology for commercial use, including autonomous driving and airport services. In March this […]

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Meituan-Dianping raises $4B new fund, reflects heated proxy war of Tencent and Alibaba

Meituan-Dianping, China’s O2O and e-commerce platform, announced today that it has landed a $4 billion Series C round of financing led by Tencent. With the newly pocketed funds, the firm is expected to further expand its four core businesses: in-store dining, entertainment, on-demand delivery, and travel. Meituan-Dianping has a large scale of offerings, including food […]