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Qualcomm-backed chipmaker Kneron nails Foxconn funding, deal

A startup based out of San Diego and Taipei is quietly nailing fundings and deals from some of the biggest names in electronics. Kneron, which specializes in energy-efficient processors for edge artificial intelligence, just raised a strategic funding round from Taiwan’s manufacturing giant Foxconn and integrated circuit producer Winbond. The deal came a year after Kneron closed a $40 million round led by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures. Amongst its other prominent investors are...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, China, Samsung, Tech, Intel, Taiwan, San Diego, Taipei, Gpu, Qualcomm, Foxconn, Gree, Liu, Winbond, Li Ka Shing


Retinal cell transplant clears experimental hurdle toward treating blindness

Retinal cells derived from adult human eye stem cells survived when transplanted into the eyes of monkeys, an important early step in the validation of this approach for treating blindness, according to a study by Liu, et al recently published in Stem Cell Reports. The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a layer of pigmented cells in the retina, is essential for sustaining normal vision. Blindness due to RPE dysfunction, such as macular degeneration, affects about 200 million people worldwide.
Tags: Science, Liu


Foxconn, Geely team up to build electric, autonomous and shared vehicles for automakers

The electric, autonomous vehicles of the future might be manufactured by Apple’s main supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The two companies have agreed to form a joint venture focused on contract manufacturing for automakers, with a specific focus on electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology as well as vehicles designed for sharing. Each party will hold an equal 50% stake in new joint venture. The board of directors will consist of five memb...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Baidu, Young, Foxconn, Geely, SPAC, Liu, Foxconn Technology Group, Information and Communication Technology ICT


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is under house arrest, is accused of breaching COVID-19 rules by booking out a Vancouver restaurant for Christmas

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Don MacKinnon/AFP via Getty Images Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of fraud, may have violated COVID-19 guidelines while under house arrest, a Canadian court heard Tuesday. According to the South China Morning Post, Meng booked out a restaurant for 14 people at Christmas, which prosecutors argued contravenes local coronavirus guidelines. Under her house-arrest terms, Meng is allowed to leave home between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., provided she is accompanied by a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Politics, China, US, Trends, Canada, News UK, Tencent, Vancouver, Huawei, Cbc, Clark, Liu, South China Morning Post, Vancouver Canada


A former Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


An Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


ComingSoon.net’s 25 Most Anticipated 2021 Movies!

The 25 Most Anticipated 2021 Movies! 2021 is FINALLY here! Given 2020’s impact on the entertainment industry, ComingSoon.net doesn’t have to be clairvoyant to figure out which movies our readers can’t wait to see over the next 12 months. With that in mind, we present our  25 Most Anticipated 2021 Movies . Check out our list below! RELATED: ComingSoon.net’s Favorite Movies of 2020 Lists! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {};...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hbo, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Horror, Marvel, America, Tom Hanks, Connecticut, Andy Serkis, Sony, James Bond, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, Woody Harrelson


XRP delisted on more platforms following SEC's Ripple complaint

A ripple coin stands on a table Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Several cryptocurrency exchanges including Crypto.com, Coinbase, and OkCoin said this week they were suspending trading of the XRP token following the SEC's complaint against Ripple Labs, XRP's developer. XRP dropped 31% on Tuesday, but climbed back roughly 23% as of Thursday."XRP (the coin) is one foot in the grave," Phil Liu, Chief Legal Officer at Arca, told Business Insider. "Ripple, the company, may be insolvent by the end o...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Commission, Crypto, SEC, Stock Market, Doj, Coinbase, Michael Arrington, Arca, Liu, Arrington, Clayton


Singapore is poised to become Asia’s Silicon Valley

Long established as a global financial center, Singapore also looks set to become the “Silicon Valley of Asia.” Tencent, ByteDance and Alibaba are reportedly planning regional hubs in the city-state, with ByteDance in particular expected to add hundreds of jobs over the next three years. They will join an international coterie of tech giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Stripe, Salesforce and Grab, that already have headquarters or significant operations, including engineering and R&D cente...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, Alibaba, Tencent, Silicon Valley, States, Lim, Liu


Chinese Uber competitor DiDi unveiled a futuristic EV made specifically for ride-sharing - see the D1

Didi Chuxing's D1 at the launch event in Beijing on November 16, 2020. Xin Yue/Huanqiu.com/VCG via Getty Images DiDi Chuxing has unveiled a custom electric sedan built specifically for ride-shares: the D1. The D1 was built in partnership with electric vehicle maker BYD. The electric vehicle has features like a smart steering wheel, several touchscreens, and artificial intelligence systems. The D1s will be used by drivers across cities in China over the next several months — starting th...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Lyft, Uber, China, Trends, Beijing, Canada, Bp, Vancouver, Ride-sharing, Reuters, Liu, Reuters Passengers, Didi, Changsha China


Man sentenced to death in China for abducting and raping his neighbour's four-year-old granddaughter

The 54-year-old, known by his surname Liu, was convicted of rape and handed the death penalty today at a court in Harbin, north-eastern...
Tags: China, Harbin, Liu


HungryPanda raises $70M for a food delivery app aimed at overseas Chinese consumers

Food delivery apps have been a big deal this year for consumers stuck at home and unable (or unwilling) to go to restaurants or grocery stores; and for investors who are eyeing the opportunity to back rising stars to help them grow. Today came the latest development in that story: HungryPanda, which makes a Mandarin-language app specifically targeting Chinese consumers outside of China, has raised $70 million to continue its global expansion in delivering food from Chinese restaurants and Asian ...
Tags: Food, Startups, Asia, Europe, Usa, UK, China, New York City, US, Nottingham, London School Of Economics, Macau, Lse, Felix Capital, Liu, Kinnevik


College applicants go the extra mile – to other states – to take entrance exams amid pandemic

Catherine Iveson, 17, a senior at Mater Dei, with her horse Waldo at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 put her love of riding horses on hold to study for the ACTC. Cat, as her family and friends call her, finally had to travel to New Mexico and Nevada to take the ACT test after the pandemic canceled her plans to take the test locally. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Mater Dei High senior Catherine Iveson appro...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Las Vegas, Nevada, New Mexico, Local News, University Of California, Vermont, Erin, Southern California, Dec, Phoenix, Mark


A Chinese plant has evolved to hide from humans

A plant coveted in China for its medicinal properties has developed camouflage that makes it less likely to be spotted and pulled up from the ground.In areas where the plant isn't often picked, it's bright green. In harvested areas, it's now a gray that blends into its rocky surroundings.Herbalists in China have been picking the Fritillaria dealvayi plant for 2,000 years. There are a growing number of examples of animals' evolutionary path diverting around humans and human encroachment. From th...
Tags: England, China, Nature, Innovation, Agriculture, Plants, Anthropocene, Evolution, Biodiversity, University of Exeter, Liu, Stevens, Martin Stevens, Fritillaria, NIU, Biosphere


9 public-health experts share their own Thanksgiving plans: Most are staying home, but some will gather outdoors with masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, will be skipping an extended family Thanksgiving this year. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans must decide whether to gather with their loved ones amid the dramatic surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Many public-health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are tweaking holiday traditions and hunkering down at home with just their immediate families. Here's how nine public-health experts are c...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cbs News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, University Of California, Business Insider, Vanderbilt University, Brooklyn New York, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


United States: What Are Justice Liu's Question Patterns When He Disagrees With The Majority In Civil Cases? - Arnold & Porter

This week, we're reviewing Justice Liu's question patterns.
Tags: News, United States, Arnold, Porter, Liu


United States: What Are Justice Liu's Question Patterns When He Disagrees With The Majority In Criminal Cases? - Arnold & Porter

Today, we're concluding our review of Justice Liu's patterns in oral argument with a look at the criminal cases he's participated in.
Tags: News, United States, Arnold, Porter, Liu


Bidding wars, outdated appraisals hamstring first-time homebuyers

It’s like quicksand for most first-time buyers. Bidding competition is as fierce as ever. Larger down payments and all-cash buyers are winning those bidding wars. No-sale again and again. Talk about discouraging. After a while, it becomes so demoralizing, some just give up on their homeownership dreams. One reason homebuying is so challenging is the inventory of homes for sale is perhaps at the lowest point ever. Property hoarding further depresses that inventory number: Why should real estate i...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Mortgage, Freddie Mac, Liu, FHA, Lake Forest, SIEGEL, Fannie Mae, Genworth, Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Mortgage Bankers Association


Cascade amplified upconversion luminescence facilitating narrow band NIR photodetection

Facing the fact that selective detection of multiple narrow spectral bands in the near-infrared (NIR) region still poses a fundamental challenge. Towards this goal, Hongwei Song's group and Liu developed selectively multispectral narrow-band near-infrared photodetection using photon upconversion nanocrystals (UCNCs) through a cascade optical field modulation strategy. They demonstrated for the first time that the response to the excitation modulation frequency of a PD can be employed to discrimi...
Tags: Science, Liu, Hongwei Song


TVision raises $16M to measure viewer attention on connected TVs

TVision is building what its team hopes will become the standard for measuring streaming viewership — and to accelerate those efforts, it’s raised $16 million in new funding. The New York City startup started out by measuring traditional TV viewing, using webcams to determine whether viewers were actually paying attention to the ads. More recently, it’s launched a solution focused on connected TVs, where co-founder and CEO Yan Liu said there’s no standard measurement. “What I’ve found is that in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Media, Advertising Tech, Funding, New York City, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Nielsen, Oracle, Liu, Dentsu Aegis Network, SIG Asia Investments, Tvision, Yan Liu


US public-health experts say they're staying home this Thanksgiving — but some will still gather with family

Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, will be skipping an extended family Thanksgiving this year. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans must decide whether to gather with their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic. Many US public-health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are tweaking their holiday traditions and hunkering down at home with their immediate families. Here's how nine experts are choosing to spend their Thanksgiving this yea...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cbs News, US, Trends, Getty Images, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Facetime, Vanderbilt University, Brooklyn New York, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Liu


A new lawsuit accuses Uber of 'intentional race discrimination,' claiming the star-rating system it has used to fire drivers is biased

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images A former Uber driver has filed a lawsuit accusing the ride-hailing firm of "intentional race discrimination" by using customers' star ratings to fire drivers. Uber dismissed the driver, Thomas Liu, from San Diego, in 2015 because his star rating fell below 4.6, according to the lawsuit. Liu argues that passengers rated him unfairly because of his race. The lawsuit estimates that the company has fired "likely hundreds, if not thousands" of nonwhite Uber dr...
Tags: Uber, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, San Diego, Starbucks, Court Case, Discrimination, Workers Rights, Racial Discrimination, Ridesharing, Forbes, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Liu, Liss Riordan


Uber fires ethnic minority drivers based on a 'racially-biased' star-rating system, a new lawsuit claims. It accuses Uber of 'intentional race discrimination.'

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images A former Uber driver has filed a lawsuit against the taxi firm, accusing it of "intentional race discrimination" by user star-ratings to fire drivers. Uber dismissed the driver, Thomas Liu, from San Diego, in 2015 because his star rating fell below 4.6. Liu claims passengers rated him unfairly because of his race. The company has fired "likely hundreds, if not thousands" of ethnic minority Uber drivers because of its star-rating policy, the lawsuit claime...
Tags: Uber, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Customers, San Diego, Starbucks, Court Case, Discrimination, Workers Rights, Racial Discrimination, Forbes, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Liu, Liss Riordan


Uber sued for using ‘biased’ rider ratings to fire drivers

By Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they’re rated by customers. “Uber is aware that passengers are prone to discriminate in their evaluation of drivers, but Uber has continued to use this system, thus making it liable for intentional race discrimination,” former driver Thomas Liu said in his complaint, filed Monday in San Francisco federal court on behalf of a proposed nationwi...
Tags: Uber, Business, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Ucla, EEOC, Liu, Uber Technologies Inc, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Lyft Inc, Uber Lyft, Josh Eidelson, Shannon Liss Riordan


‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Wraps Production as ‘Spider-Man 3’ Begins Shooting

Production on movies and TV is far more challenging than it was at the beginning of 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreak havoc around the world (especially in the United States). But Marvel Studios keeps making moves to get their upcoming projects ready for release. As Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings wraps up production in Sydney, Australia, shooting is just starting to begin on Spider-Man 3 in Atlanta. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings finished shoo...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Instagram, New York City, Spider-Man, Atlanta, United States, Sequels, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Zendaya, Brasil


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Wraps Filming!

Filming Wraps on Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings After experiencing temporary production delays due to the ongoing pandemic, director Destin Daniel Cretton and lead star Simu Liu took to Instagram to officially announce that filming has finally wrapped on Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The highly-anticipated MCU film was previously scheduled for a May 2021 release, but has now been pushed back to debut on July 9, 2021. Liu also went on to celebrate the ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Instagram, Kung Fu, New York City, Marvel, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Marvel Studios, Michelle Yeoh, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Golden Globe, David Carradine, Liu


Evenness is important in assessing progress towards sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize a holistic achievement instead of cherry-picking a few. However, no assessment has quantitatively considered the evenness among all goals. Here, Liu and colleagues propose a systematic method, integrating both evenness and the overall status of all goals to expand the implications of sustainable development assessment, and revisit the development trajectory in China from 2000 to 2015. The study demonstrates the importance of adopting evenness in ass...
Tags: Science, China, Liu


Chinese lawmakers deliberate upon personal data protection bill

China on Tuesday sent its draft personal data protection law to its legislature for deliberation, a press release from the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s parliament, said. Summarising the bill, the release warns countries and regions with “corresponding measures” if they take “unreasonable measures” against China in the name of data protection. The release has also cautioned international organisations of consequences if they harm Chinese citizens’ privacy. The bill is not yet p...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, China, India, European Union, Commission, Bill, Delhi, Committee, Consent, Union Cabinet, State Council, Liu, Standing Committee, Caixin


Argument analysis: No clear consensus on states’ authority to regulate prescription-drug middlemen

Nicholas J. Bronni, solicitor general of Arkansas, argues remotely for petitioner (Art Lien) The justices heard argument on Tuesday in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which asks them once again to consider the extent of preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly called ERISA. In this case, the court considers an Arkansas law that regulates the reimbursements that pharmacies receive when they sell prescription drugs. The problem arises...
Tags: New York, Featured, Mac, Law, Arkansas, Connecticut, Liberty Mutual, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Liu, Waxman, Alito, ERISA, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan


Disney's 'Mulan' headache reveals the problems Hollywood faces in China

Liu Yifei in "Mulan." Jasin Boland/Disney For foreign companies, particularly movie studios, surviving in China means navigating piles of red tape and capitulating to censorship. As backlash to Chinese policies grows among US and foreign leaders and publics, those companies are increasingly dealing with pressure from all sides. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first stirrings of controversy emerged for Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" more than a year ago, when...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Hollywood, China, Disney, US, America, Trends, Nike, Beijing, United States, Paris, Nba, Chinese communist party, Iger, Mulan