The top five smart speaker brands included Amazon (10.4 million units), Alibaba (3.9 million units), Baidu (3.7 million units), Google ( 3.5 million units) and Xiaomi (3.4 million units).
Southeast Asia, home to over 600 million people going through an economic and technological transformation akin to the one that China went through a decade ago, is a natural target for China’s tech titans.
Smart cities and smart transportation are what Chinese tech giants have been obsessed with since AI, 5G and IoT turned from hackneyed buzzwords to everyday reality.
Robotaxi, a fleet of 45 autonomous cars created by Baidu and FAW Group Corporation (FAW), started operation in certain areas of Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province.
Episode 52 of TechBuzz China is on a topic from back in August, when Kuaishou, Baidu, Tencent, and Capital Today invested a collective $434 million into the Q&A site Zhihu 知乎.
It has been slightly over two months since Didi’s autonomous driving division was spun off into an independent entity in an attempt to stimulate the company’s efforts in R&D and product application.
According to Tencent Technological News, Chinese group buying e-commerce platform Pinduoduo surpassed Baidu in market value, becoming the fifth largest Internet company in China.
Baidu, Inc, the company responsible for China’s leading internet search service among other things, has reported robust financial performance in the second quarter, beating estimates on revenue.
Chinese Quora-like website Zhihu completed a $450 million F-round funding led by popular Chinese short video platform Kuaishou and internet giant Baidu today, according to 36Kr.
On August 1, Bytedance posted a recruitment notice, announcing that their online search department is looking for new talent.
A tech company, with such massive influence and technological capabilities, should bear in mind its social responsibilities.
Recently a murder case under suspicious circumstances broke out on Chinese social media. A nine-year old little girl named Zhang Zixin was killed after being abducted by the two tenants of her family’s residence. The two tenants committed suicide after allegedly drowning the little girl.
The bottle of water doused on China’s search engine giant Baidu CEO’s head grabbed the headlines at Baidu’s annual AI conference. The suspect has been punished with administrative detention by police on July 4, one day after the incident.
Baidu launched Apollo Lite, a vision-based autonomous driving solution that leverages multiple cameras to achieve Level 4 (L4) autonomous driving. The new solution accelerates the development of fully autonomous vehicles that will enhance the mobility experience and create opportunities for businesses across markets.
Baidu announced on May 31 that their Senior Vice President, Wang Haifeng, has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO).