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According to a Caijing report, after Baidu Waimai (the food delivery unit of Chinese search engine company Baidu Inc.) discussions with S.F. Express (SF) were called off, Baidu Waimai maintained financial connections with Ele.me. Negotiations between both parties are now reaching a close, and if everything goes smoothly, results will be released within 2-3 weeks.…

Sharing economies are becoming more and more daring and imaginative in China. Besides the already existing shared bicycles, basketballs, umbrellas, portable batteries, you can even "share" bedrooms now. Lately, the concept of “shared sleeping capsules” have emerged in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and other cities. Beijing-based Xiangshui (means shared sleeping) Space is a self-service resting pod…

According to recent news, starting July 17th, passengers taking the G and D EMU (electric multiple unit ) trains will be able to make meal orders through the 12306(China Railway Corporation's official website) and its mobile app. After completing an order on the app, the on-train staff will deliver the meal to the designated passenger compartments…

The future will be an era of robot deliveries and it will be unnecessary for couriers to work no matter rain or shine, according to Richard Liu, founder and CEO of JD.com Group. JD.com and Lenovo on July 20 announced a big data strategic collaboration, but did not disclose any details at the Lenovo Global…

At a time when Chinese enterprises are focusing on smart home technology and intelligent speakers, Sogou, a subsidiary of Internet company Sohu Inc., is turning to voice technology to enhance map usability. Sogou Maps, a popular Chinese mapping service application, on Tuesday launched an "intelligent co-driver" system which allows voice interaction during car journeys, liberating…

On July 6, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo announced a 700 million dollar funding round. The Series E funding was led by Alibaba, Hony Capital, and CITIC Private Equity, with additional investment from current investors Didi Chuxing and DST Global. CEC Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to ofo in the transaction. This news is…

Machines cannot take away translators' job completely, but it plays its role in providing translation service by “matching” the right words. How big is translation market? Zhou Feng, CEO of NetEase Youdao (网易有道), estimated it is a 40-billion RMB market. According to the 2016 China's Language Service Industry Development Report, the value that China's language…

This was the first good news that came across after Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was, once again, in control of the supply chain. On July 7th, Lei sent out an internal e-mail, announcing the sale of Xiaomi mobile phones during the second quarter of 2017 reached 23.16 million units, ranking this number a historical high…

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…

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…