Shenma, the mobile search unit of Alibaba has filed a lawsuit against Sogou for traffic hijacking, local media has reported (in Chinese).
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 […]
Alibaba is the world’s leading enterprise for the number of patents published for blockchain technology, with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) in third place, according to a report by IPRdaily, a Chinese site dedicated to IP news, and incoPat, an innovation research indexing center. The report (in Chinese) […]
The rumor about a possible tie-up between Starbucks and Alibaba-backed delivery service Ele.me has been around for a while. But it turns out that the partnership is much larger in scale than previously thought. The partnership will cover nearly every key business within the Alibaba ecosystem, including Ele.me, Hema, Tmall, Taobao, and Alipay.
Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi came in the top 5, after Samsung and Apple, in the Southeast Asia region during Q3 2017, according to data from research firm Gartner. Among them, Xiaomi’s phone shipments grew nearly 80%, and the market share increased from 4% last year to 7% (in Chinese). Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are the […]
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 […]
WeChat announced on Thursday that it has launched QR code scanning payment for public transportation systems in 11 Chinese cities. WeChat’s passenger code is a payment method that supports offline payment, where passengers can take the bus first and pay afterward when they have stable internet connection on their smartphones. It only takes 0.3 seconds […]
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 […]
Looks like even the launch of Apple’s newest models iPhone 8 and iPhone X which costs almost double China’s average monthly salary could not beat Huawei’s global ascendance. Local media has called the event the worst iPhone launch date in history. After one month on the market, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are not […]
This year’s Singles’ Day was a mix of milestones and setbacks.