Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, and several other international tech giants announced to establish AI-related innovation centers and research institutes in Shanghai at the on-going World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018.
Redcore, a Beijing-based start-up that claims to have produced a homegrown web browser used by key government bodies and state-run companies, is besieged by complaints of false advertisement as users discover it uses parts of Google’s Chrome files.
Here’s this week’s roundup of China tech stories.
China’s largest state-owned media group posted on its twitter account to welcome Google back in China, a signal that this time the global Internet giant might return for real.
On June 18, JD.com announced a strategic investment of $550 million from Google and an establishment of a broad strategic partnership between both parties.
Over the past months, Google has been spotted making extensive efforts around the China re-entry. This time, it released an app called “文件极客” which translates into “Files Geek” into the Chinese market on the morning of May 31.
China’s Tencent and Alibaba stayed among the top 10 of the 2018 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown on Tuesday.
Android Go, or Android Oreo, released at Google I/O last year was Google’s response to the emerging markets. It’s essentially a light Android operating system with Google applications. It can run on smartphones with only 512MB of RAM, though the RAM of almost all cellphones on the market is currently above 1GB.
On April 25, Ard Boudeling, head of global marketing at Meizu, announced on Twitter that Meizu is working with Google on its first Android Go smartphone.
Robin Li, member of the national committee of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Baidu CEO, said its proposals this year are still about artificial intelligence.
Last night, Xiaomi announced on its Weibo account that it partnered with Google to manufacturer one of the first mobile phones with Google ARcore functionality. Xiaomi mobile phone users will be the first to experience ARcore.
Google is on the move in China. In December 2017, Google established the AI China Center in Beijing, led by Fei-fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud, and Jia Li, the head of research and development in AI and ML. In mid-January, Google confirmed the news it would set up an office in Shenzhen.
Google and WPP released a list of the Top 50 Chinese Global Brand Builders 2018 on February 6 in Beijing.
Google announced it purchased the Pixel HTC intelligent mobile phone team for $1.1 billion.
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