Chengdu plans to make a strong push to advance next generation artificial intelligence (AI). The capital of China’s Sichuan province is working on developing an AI-centreed pilot zone. More than 100 billion yuan (US$15.2 billion) […]
With more local brands shifting their focus to 5G, the average selling prices (ASPs) of smartphones in China is expected to edge up 11.4 percent year over year in 2020, according to IDC. However, weaker […]
Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is tipped to balloon from just over US$12.0 billion this year to US$72.8 billion in 2024, according to IDC. Leading the way is China, which accounted […]
Baidu has agreed to pay JOYY US$3.6 billion for its video-based entertainment live streaming business YY Live in China, which includes YY mobile app, YY.com website and PC YY. The transaction is expected to be […]
Chindata Group has opened Asia’s largest single hyperscale data centre in its Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus in China’s Shanxi province. With a total IT capacity of 50 megawatts, the data centre […]
Scienjoy is leveraging 5G technologies to create a fully immersive user experience and drive the development of entertainment that combines online, offline, and virtual reality. The China live streaming platform is pioneering the application of […]
Nine quarters was all it took for realme to sell 50 million smartphones — making it the fastest to do so. Just for reference, Samsung took 10 and Apple 13 quarters to reach the milestone. […]
Qualcomm Technologies has joined a broad range of companies in China to showcase the complete ecosystem with cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) at the core, accelerating industry development and commercialization at scale. Together with more than 100 […]
Tencent is opening an office in Singapore that will serve as its Asia hub.The WeChat owner has offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, highlighting the importance of the region to the company.
First, it was Microsoft. Now, Walmart has decided to join the Redmond-based software company is buying TikTok.
Tencent has made Chengdu the home for its cultural and creative headquarters.
China Unicom and Singtel have inked an agreement to collaborate on embedded SIM (eSIM) swap. This move will allow enterprise customers of both telcos to perform eSIM changes over-the-air (OTA) without having to manually configure their devices’ SIM cards to change networks in either China or Singapore.
Qianxi Robot Catering Group (Qianxi Group) has opened what is dubbed as the “World’s First-ever Robot Restaurant Complex” in Shunde, a city in Guangdong province.
HTC Vive has announced its entry into the cloud software business with the VIVE XR Suite offering that comprises five applications — remote collaboration, productivity, events, social, and culture.
GPU-powered Lung Doc is used by 30 hospitals in China.Shukun Technology was busy improving its AI-powered platform to diagnose heart disease and strokes when COVID-19 struck. The China AI startup quickly switched gear to develop a system that analyses chest CT scans to help speed up diagnoses of COVID-19 patients.
Arm has forged a strategic partnership with Hexing to use the Arm Pelion Internet of Things (IoT) platform to create full-stack IoT solutions for Hexing’s customers and expansion into new markets.
Among the few sparkles of hope in this period is Zoom whose video conferencing solution has become famous almost overnight. With movement and gathering restrictions in place in many parts of the world, Zoom has become a tool that many have turned to to stay connected and keep operations running.
Fintech startup ABC Technology has been rated by IDC as among the 101 fastest growing fintech companies in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan).
Lessons are increasingly being conducted online because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand has been a boon for online education platforms. China-based Yuanfudao has raised US$1 billion in a new financing from investors such as Tencent Holdings, Hillhouse Capital Group, Boyu Capital, and IDG Capital.
China has just made the battle for artificial intelligence (AI) supremacy a little more intense following the announcement by Megvii Technology that it would make its MegEngine deep learning framework open source.
ZTE will launch the ZTE Axon 11 5G smartphone in China on March 23. The company has given little away from its announcement press release other than the fact that the ZTE Axon 11 will be compatible with both SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) modes.
In a surprising reversal, Apple has announced that the temporary closure of all its stores outside of Greater China to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It’s interesting in that Apple has just re-opened its China stores.
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Apple’s Shanghai store is among all that has reopened.After a month of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has reopened all its 42 stores in China. The closures had hit Apple’s revenue as China is the company third largest market.
The list is growing. Amazon has joined Ericsson, LG and NVIDIA in pulling out from MWC Barcelona. Held from February 24 to 27, the leading mobile event is expected to see fewer participants this year because of the novel coronavirus situation.
Despite a 0.7 percent drop in revenue, Intel climbed to the top of the global semiconductor market in 2019, according to Gartner.
China will lead in drones and robotics systems (US$46.9 billion) in 2020, according to IDC. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APeJC) will be the second largest region with US$25.1 billion in spending, followed by the US (US$17.5 billion) and Western Europe (US$14.4 billion).
The Honor Pro has helped Huawei grow in Q3.Amid a 0.4 percent contraction in the global smartphone market in Q3 compared to the corresponding quarter last year, Huawei continued to stride ahead with 26 percent growth. It has narrowed the gap with Samsung at the top while pulling away from Apple in third spot.