TikTok owner ByteDance has recently released a new social networking app named Youshi, which is similar to the popular Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu, according to TechPlanet, a local media outlet. Youshi is an upgraded and renamed version of the Toutiao Search app owned by ByteDance’s news aggregation and information platform Jinri Toutiao. The app’s […]
Alibaba, Baidu, NetEase, iFlytek…Chinese companies rushing to prove they have tech similar to ChatGPT
Despite not being officially available in China, the AI chatbot service ChatGPT has dominated headlines in the country. This week, days after search engine giant Baidu announced it will launch its own ChatGPT-like service in March, at least five other major Chinese tech firms revealed plans to tool up with the powerful AI technology. Starting […]
Geely said to be pushing ahead with IPO of ride-hailing unit
Cao Cao Mobility, a ride-hailing subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, is pushing ahead with plans to file its prospectus as early as April for an initial public offering in Hong Kong, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg. The Didi challenger has hired investment banks including ABC International Holdings Ltd., Bank of America Corp, and […]
Chinese telecom regulator pushing for more 5G and data center infrastructure
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a Monday meeting that the government plans to promote construction of new infrastructure such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoTs), and data centers in the coming months. These projects are aimed at making China’s digital economy a more systematic and mature industry, Xiao Yaqing, the head of MIIT, said in the meeting. The Chinese government plans to build centralized data centers in the southwestern regions, where energy sources are cheaper and more abundant. [MIIT, in Chinese]
Bytedance is pushing further into search with wiki rebrand
Bytedance rebranded baike.com, a Chinese online encyclopedia, to Toutiao Baike, as it pushes to challenge Baidu in China’s internet searching landscape.
AI driver monitoring is pushing forward semi-autonomous vehicle adoption
However, it also raises certain security risks as well as potential concerns over privacy.
Briefing: Xiaomi rumored to be pushing Beijing staff towards second-tier cities
Those who move will reportedly receive a RMB 30,000 bonus and other perks.
The world’s first blockchain toothbrush lets you mine coins by brushing your teeth
Blockchain is the biggest buzzword of the year. However, we are just now beginning to see what silly creative ways will this technology be applied. The newest example from China is a blockchain-based toothbrush by Shenzhen-based 32Teeth, currently crowdfunding the project through the JD Finance platform. The company aims to make your teeth really clean by […]
Ofo teams up with largest bicycle producer Fushida
The race is still on in China’s bike-rental sector. Bike-rental startup ofo and the world’s largest bicycle producer Fushida recently entered into a strategic partnership that will see the latter manufacture 10 million bicycles for ofo every year, local media is reporting (in Chinese). Fushida chairman Xin Jiansheng expected the company’s annual production capacity to top 20 […]
On-Demand Chef Service Haochushi Scoops $16M USD Series B Funding
On-demand chef service Haochushi has announced a 100 million RMB ($16 million USD) series B funding round from Cowin Capital following investment from Lightspeed China Partners. “This round of funding will be used to expand our service to a bigger market scale and to standardize” Haochushi CEO Xu Zhiyan said. Haochushi launched its service in 10 second-tier cities this year , according to the company. They also opened […]