On April 22, Fortune released its chart of 2019 world greatest leaders. Pony Ma, CEO of Tencent, runs the fourth on the list. Bill and Melinda Gates, the cofounders of Gates Foundation are listed as the first.
Amazon will be exiting China and releasing an official statement on the matter this week, as insiders have told Chinese media. Actual date of disclosure is unknown.
Hong Xiaowen, senior Vice President of Microsoft Corporation and Chairman of Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D Group and President of Microsoft Research Asia, revealed on Apr. 11 that the world’s largest artificial intelligence and IoT laboratory will be officially put into operation in Shanghai in mid-May this year.
The first ever image of a black hole was revealed on Apr. 10 at astrophysics press conferences held simultaneously in Shanghai, Taipei, Washington D.C., Tokyo, Brussels and Santiago. It was the result of joint efforts of eight telescopes by over 200 scientists worldwide. The virtual telescope network is called Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).
Elon Musk commended Tencent Keen Security Lab on their work of finding flaws in Tesla’s driver assistance system. The lab found a way to trick a Tesla Model S into entering the lane of oncoming traffic by simply placing stickers on the road.
The Chinese automobile company Geely Holding Group (Geely) and the German Daimler AG (Daimler) announced on Mar. 28 the formation of a 50-50 global joint venture to develop and operate smart brand.
This Tuesday(March 26), China Aviation Supplies Holding Company announced its 35 billion-dollar deal with Airbus. Signed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to France, the order covers 290 planes from the A320 family and 10 from the A350 line.
Chinese EV-startup Faraday Future and The9 Limited, an established Chinese internet company, formally signed a joint venture agreement on Mar. 24 to manufacture, market, distribute, and sell smart internet electric cars in China.
Alibaba has acquired the Israeli augmented reality software startup InfinityAR, both companies announced on Mar. 24. While no financial details were disclosed, Globes cited market sources estimating a deal in excess of $10 million.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Chinese employee Guangzhi Cao on Mar 21, claiming the engineer copied the source code for its autopilot technology before taking a job with Chinese self-driving car startup XPeng in January.
On Mar. 21, Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced a collaboration with Tencent Holdings Limited, the tech giant in China and global publisher of PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor, to bring the mobile gaming experience to the next level.
On March 15, Huawei Technologies announced plans to adopt Open Rack in its new public cloud data centers worldwide in San Jose, California. The move is designed to enhance the environmental sustainability of Huawei’s new public cloud data centers by using less energy for servers, while driving operational efficiency by reducing the time it takes to install and maintain racks.
On March 15, Tesla launched its last piece of the Model series, the Model Y. It is more of an affordable version of Model 3.
Not long after Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo withered away, its longtime rival Mobike has begun to withdraw from overseas markets.
On March 7th, NBA China and Alibaba Group announced today that an expansion of their partnership will bring content from the NBA to Alibaba’s platforms for the first time, as well as including an enhanced online shopping experience for consumers in China.