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Chinese search engine company Baidu announced their autonomous car software will be free for download, with the aim to collect data and attract more users to their open-source AI platform. The announcement was made on July 5 during their "Baidu AI Developers Conference" (Baidu Create 2017). Baidu Founder Robin Li had made quite a stir…

On June 28th, Airbnb jointly launched with Alipay a handy new tool available in the Alipay app called the “Aibiying Travel Deposit”, which will help prevent the app users from reckless spending. By setting the travel location, period of stay, the number of travelers and the intended travel dates in the app, the system will…

Li Zhifei has spent his professional career cross-pollinating the world’s two most vibrant innovation ecosystems. Born in central China at the dawn of reform and opening, Li graduated college in China and dove headfirst into the country’s dot com boom of the early 2000s. When that bubble burst, he headed to Johns Hopkins University for…

Beijing Metro announced a partnership with the Beijing Municipal Administration Traffic Card to launch mobile swipe-to-ride service on June 26. The first phase will will see NFC subway payment available on the subway's Fangshan Line. Some 160 NFC-capable mobile phones by brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Nubia, OnePlus and Meizu will support the new…

Hundreds of workers in bright yellow uniforms assemble small yellow bicycles at the Tianjin Flying Pigeon bicycle factory on May 19. The workers hurriedly attach the wheels and gears to each frame, and every 15 seconds a new ofo unit is born. Workers at the end of the line load each new bike into cardboard…

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs.…

JD's  (京东)closing price on June 26 was $43.08, raising their total market value to $61.149 billion. They are quickly approaching to Baidu's total market value of $61.973 billion at the time, thus threatening the existing group of tech giants BAT: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. In comparison, Baidu is lagging behind the other two in terms…

The more you try to do, the more enemies you’ll make. Meituan Dianping has learned this lesson through experience. In its early days, the company organized discounted group purchases; later on it became an online movie ticket retailer. Over the years it also tried its hand at takeout, catering and travel services. More recently, Meituan…