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Baidu to Ramp Up Investments in Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence

The company's ambitions dovetail with the Chinese government's "new infrastructure" initiative.
Tags: Business, News, Baidu


Baidu joins Open Invention Network Linux patent protection group

Baidu, China[he]#039[/he]s Google, and a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company are joining the open-source and Linux patent protection group, Open Invention Network.
Tags: Google, Linux, Baidu, Baidu China


Velodyne becomes latest tech company to go public using a SPAC, eschewing the traditional IPO path

Velodyne Lidar, the leading supplier of a sensor widely considered critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, said Thursday it has struck a deal to merge with special-purpose acquisition company Graf Industrial Corp., with a market value of $1.8 billion. The company said it was able to raise $150 million in private investment in public equity, or PIPE, from new institutional investors as well as existing shareholders of Graf Industrial. Through the transaction, Velodyne will h...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu, Nasdaq, Lidar, Hall, Kfc, Nyse, David Hall, SPAC, Nikon Corp, Vella


Zynq UltraScale+ SBC sells for $259, offers Baidu AI tools

MYIR’s $259 “FZ3 Card” SBC runs Linux with Baidu AI tools on a Zynq UltraScale+ via its MYC-CZU3EG module with 4GB DDR4 and 8GB eMMC. Specs include mini-DP, GbE, 2x USB, PCIe, 2x 40-pin GPIO, and CSI and BT1120 cam links. MYIR has launched a 100 x 70mm, -40 to 85°C tolerant development board built […]
Tags: Linux, Baidu, CSI, SBC, GPIO, MYIR, Myc


Daimler-backed Momenta says its robotaxis will be fully driverless and profitable in 2024

In China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that chauffeur passengers under complex road conditions without safety drivers behind the wheel. Many pieces are needed to make this happen: mammoth amounts of test data, advanced algorithms, strong operational teams, big checks from investors, local policy support, to name a handful. Until that day arrives, the bold claims from players in the field seem mostly out of reac...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu


MongoDB is bringing on a new CTO from Singaporean ride-hailing company Grab as its cofounder Eliot Horowitz steps down (MDB)

On Monday, MongoDB announced that board member Mark Porter, who most recently worked at the Singaporean ride-hailing company Grab, will be its new CTO, and co-founder Eliot Horowitz will step down on July 10. Porter has spent his career at companies such as Oracle, Amazon Web Services, and Grab, where he worked on building databases and infrastructure. Porter says he looks forward to going back to his technical roots and learning more about open source, as MongoDB started off as an open source...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Baidu, Mongodb, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Bessemer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Porter, HOROWITZ, Eliot, Mongo, Mark Porter, MDB, Eliot Horowitz


Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M

Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment firm Tiger Global and Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners led the six-year-old startup’s Series E financing round. Existing investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital China, Xiang He Capital, Qatar ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Education, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Qatar Investment Authority, Baidu, Tiger Global, Mary Meeker, Zuoyebang, Reuters


China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi. China tech at home Huawei’s foray into autos Huawei might be bringing the technology behind its Kirin smartphone processor into cars. According to Chinese tech publication 36Kr, ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Geek, JD.com, Tencent, iQiyi, Baidu, North America, Robotics, Huawei, Nasdaq, Qualcomm


Baidu Breaks Off an AI Alliance Amid Strained US-China Ties

Chinese search giant Baidu has left The Partnership on AI (PAI), a US-led effort to foster collaboration on the ethical challenges raised by artificial intelligence. From a report: Baidu is said to have cited the cost of membership and recent financial pressures for the move. But as relations between the US and China worsen, the departure comes amid growing challenges for companies and people in the two countries to collaborate, or find common ground, when it comes to critical technologies like ...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Baidu, Pai, US China Ties, AI Terah Lyons


Nokia China bounces back from 5G flop with hyperscale scores

Tencent and Baidu sign for optical data center interconnect kit Nokia has scored data centre interconnect wins with Chinese web giants Tencent and Baidu.…
Tags: Nokia, Software, Tencent, Baidu, Nokia China


5 self-driving car companies that are primed to survive the wave of consolidation slamming the industry

A trend in the autonomous-vehicle industry toward consolidation will accelerate in the wake of the novel coronavirus, three industry experts told Business Insider. Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise, Baidu, and Intel's Mobileye are in the best position to weather the fallout from the coronavirus, said Guidehouse Insights research analyst Sam Abuelsamid. Small startups and larger companies that haven't made much visible progress on self-driving tech — like Uber, BMW, and Nissan — will be i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Intel, Cruise, Porsche, Ford, Washington Dc, Gm, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Bmw


An autonomous-vehicle expert reveals the 5 companies best positioned to survive the wave of consolidation headed for the self-driving car industry

A trend in the autonomous-vehicle industry toward consolidation will accelerate in the wake of the novel coronavirus, three industry experts told Business Insider. Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise, Baidu, and Intel's Mobileye are in the best position to weather the fallout from the coronavirus, said Guidehouse Insights research analyst Sam Abuelsamid. Small startups and larger companies that haven't made much visible progress on self-driving tech — like Uber, BMW, and Nissan — will be i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Intel, Cruise, Porsche, Ford, Washington Dc, Gm, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Bmw


Experts rank Tesla, Waymo and 16 other power players in the world on self-driving cars

Waymo topped Guidehouse Insight's 2020 ranking of companies that are working on autonomous-driving technology and mobility services. The Alphabet subsidiary was followed by Ford Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors-owned Cruise, and Baidu. Companies were ranked according to a number of criteria related to their strategy and execution, including vision, partners, technology, and product capability. Do you work in the autonomous-vehicle industry? Do you have an opinion on how your company or the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Russia, Singapore, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Ces, Beijing, Cruise, Vw, Ford, Gm


Satellite images of packed Wuhan hospitals suggest coronavirus outbreak began earlier than thought

Coronavirus may have broken out in the Chinese city of Wuhan much earlier than previously thought, according to a new US study looking at satellite imagery and internet searches. The Harvard Medical School research found that the number of cars parked at major Wuhan hospitals at points last autumn was much higher than the preceding year. It also found that searches from the Wuhan region for information on “cough” and “diarrhea”, known Covid-19 symptoms, on the Chinese search engine Baidu spiked ...
Tags: News, US, Beijing, World Health Organisation, Baidu, Wuhan, Harvard Medical School


China Roundup: SoftBank leads Didi’s $500M round and Meituan crosses $100B valuation

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we had a barrage of news ranging from SoftBank’s latest bet on China’s autonomous driving sector to Chinese apps making waves in the U.S. (not TikTok). China tech abroad The other Chinese apps trending in America TikTok isn’t the only app with a Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. A brand new short...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Dusseldorf, Alibaba, Vodafone, JD.com, Alibaba Group, Baidu


The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla


SoftBank pours $500M into Didi in China’s biggest autonomous driving round

The race to automate vehicles on China’s roads is heating up. Didi, the Uber of China, announced this week an outsized investment of over $500 million in its freshly minted autonomous driving subsidiary. Placing the bet — the single largest fundraising round in China’s autonomous driving sector — is its existing investor Softbank, the Japanese telecom giant and startup benefactor that has also backed Uber. The proceeds came through Softbank’s second Vision Fund, which was reportedly lagging i...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Beijing, Automotive, Automation, Shanghai, Alibaba, Transport, Baidu, Robotics


SoftBank led $500M investment in Didi in China’s biggest autonomous driving round

The race to automate vehicles on China’s roads is heating up. Didi, the Uber of China, announced this week an outsized investment of over $500 million in its freshly minted autonomous driving subsidiary. Leading the round — the single largest fundraising round in China’s autonomous driving sector — is its existing investor Softbank, the Japanese telecom giant and startup benefactor that has also backed Uber. The proceeds came through Softbank’s second Vision Fund, which was reportedly lagging...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Beijing, Automotive, Automation, Shanghai, Alibaba, Transport, Baidu, Robotics


How Baidu’s AI produces news videos using just a URL

AI for news production is one of the areas that has drawn contrasting opinions. On one hand, it might help media houses produce more news in a better format with minimal effort, on the other hand, it might take away the human element of journalism or take people out of jobs. In 2018, an AI anchor developed by China’s Xinhua news agency made its debut.  Earlier this month, the agency released an improved version that mimics human voices and gestures. There’s been advancement in AI with text-based...
Tags: Startups, China, Baidu, Xinhua, Neural


Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, has been sitting among the top three news apps in the U.S. App Store since March, according to third-party data from Sensor Tower. Positioned as a news aggregator focused on local reporting, the platform surged to be the third-most downloaded U.S. iOS app across the board in mi...
Tags: Asia, Media, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Baidu, Jerry Yang, Delaware, Microsoft Research, NetEase


Chinese Researchers Disrupt Malware Attack That Infected Thousands of PCs

Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab said it partnered with tech giant Baidu to disrupt a malware botnet infecting over hundreds of thousands of systems. The botnet was traced back to a group it calls ShuangQiang (also called Double Gun), which has been behind several attacks since 2017 aimed at compromising Windows computers with MBR and VBR bootkits, and installing malicious drivers for [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Baidu, MBR, Qihoo 360 Netlab, Ravie Lakshmanan, ShuangQiang


China Roundup: A blow to US-listed Chinese firms and TikTok’s new global face

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. It’s been a tumultuous week for Chinese tech firms abroad: Huawei’s mounting pressure from the U.S., a big blow to U.S.-listed Chinese firms, and TikTok’s high-profile new boss. China tech abroad Further decoupling Over the years, American investors have been pumping billions of dollars into Chinese firms listed in the U.S., f...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, China, Disney, US, Tech, Beijing, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Vodafone, SEC, Alibaba Group, Baidu, Huawei


SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Baidu, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Baidu, Inc. ("Baidu" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:BIDU) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors who purchased the Company's securities between March 16, 2019 and April 7, 2020, inclusive (the '...
Tags: Business, News, Los Angeles, Baidu, Baidu Inc, BIDU, U S Securities and Exchange Commission Investors, Class Action Lawsuit Against Baidu Inc


Chinese search-engine giant Baidu considers leaving Nasdaq

Chief Executive Robin Li has sad Baidu is paying close attention to the tighter U.S. scrutiny of Chinese companies listed in the country.
Tags: Finance, Article, Baidu, Reuters, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/china, Robin Li, Fox-business/politics/china-tariffs, Fox-business/tech, Fox-business/tech/business-tech, 5f950ce0-f6cf-56c1-abf2-0656d20b84de


Exclusive: Baidu considers leaving the Nasdaq to boost its valuation - sources

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc is considering delisting from the U.S. Nasdaq and moving to an exchange closer to home to boost its valuation amid rising tension between the United States and China over investments, three sources said.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, Baidu, Baidu Inc


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday May 19

TikTok, the video app owned by China’s ByteDance, which has become wildly popular among locked-down teenagers, has hired Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, as chief executive officer. Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in February was passed over as Disney’s new chief executive. Mayer’s appointment will be effective 1 June, when he will also become chief operating officer of ByteDance, the Chinese company said. TikTok, which allo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, New York, Instagram, China, Advertising, Disney, US, CMO, Brooklyn, Premier League, Liverpool, Baidu, Helo, Industry City


TikTok parent ByteDance leads $6M round in financial AI startup Lingxi

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has added Lingxi, a Beijing-based startup that applies machine intelligence to financial services such as debt collection and insurance sales, to its ever-expanding portfolio of investments. The AI startup has raised a $6.2 million Series A round co-led by ByteDance and Rocket Internet, the German accelerator that has incubated e-commerce giants Lazada and Jumia. Junsan Capital and GSR Ventures also participated in the round, which officially closed in ...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Baidu, Sequoia China, Lazada, GSR Ventures, Yang Jie, Xia, Alex Zhu, Bytedance, Tiktok, Lingxi, Jumia Junsan Capital, Zhongpu Vincent Xia When


With 170M users, Bilibili is the nearest thing China has to Youtube

Bilibili, a Chinese video streaming website that was once regarded as a haven for youth subculture, has been steadily making its way into the mainstream as users age up and content diversifies. The NASDAQ-traded company recorded a 70% year-over-year growth to reach 172 million monthly active users by the first quarter, placing it in the same rank as video services operated by Tencent and Baidu’s iQiyi. Daily time spent per user soared to a record of 87 minutes, which is likely linked to the e...
Tags: Asia, China, US, Tech, Netflix, Animation, Alibaba, Sony, Tencent, Earnings, iQiyi, Baidu, Tencent Video, Nasdaq, Video Hosting, Bilibili


China’s Tech Giant Baidu to Invest $70 Million in Livestreaming

Chinese tech giant Baidu will invest $70.3 million into the live-streaming sector, the company said, as it looks to take on rivals Douyin, China’s version of Tiktok, and Kuaishou in that space. The news comes as these three players jostle for dominance amidst a series of tit-for-tat lawsuits.  Baidu’s vice president Shen Dou said last […]
Tags: China, Baidu, Livestreaming, Kuaishou, Bytedance, Douyin, Tiktok, Douyin China, Tech Giant Baidu, Shen Dou


Chinese startups are being starved of venture capital — which should worry the West

Through the centuries, China’s entrepreneurs accessed finance from family and friends through social networks known as guanxi. Even after the communist revolution, these networks helped to propagate a thriving small business sector that invested in local services and basic manufactured goods. In the late 1970s and 1980s, when President Deng Xiaoping started to open up the economy, it didn’t take long to rekindle the innate entrepreneurial spirit that saw China’s traders conquer the old Silk Road...
Tags: Startups, China, Tech, Baidu, Deng Xiaoping, Alibaba Tencent, Syndication, Coronavirus, Growth Quarters