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Chinese tech giant Tencent backed AI startup SenSat in a $10 million funding round. We got an exclusive look at its pitch deck.

Launched in 2018, AI startup SenSat has already raised $10 million in a Series A fundraising round led by Tencent.  The London-based firm uses drones and AI to create 'digital twin' versions of real-world environments, which can then be used in construction and other industries to improve efficiency.  Global infrastructure investment will hit $94 trillion by 2040, according to figures from the European Infrastructure Contractors Federation.  CEO James Dean gave Business Insider an exclusive lo...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, Tencent, James Dean, EIC, Business Insider, Dean, European Infrastructure Contractors Federation, James Dean SenSat, Sistema Venture Capital, Dean Which, Ling Ge Tencent

Gaming: The Next Frontier For Brand Activations

The gaming industry is predicted to be worth $300 billion by 2025. In 2019, both Apple and Google launched gaming platforms (Apple Arcade and Stadia, respectfully) that are changing standards and increasing accessibility to a diverse set of games. Smart brands are taking notice, uncovering new ways to connect with people in formats that aren’t expected. A JWT Intelligence report highlights some interesting cases, starting with gaming celebrities. A Fortnite megastar known as Ninja (real name ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Adidas, Netflix, Tencent, Hulu, League Of Legends, Branding, Louis Vuitton, Uzi, JWT Intelligence, LPL, Brand Management, Nicolas Ghesquière

Coronavirus outbreak: passengers prepare to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 12.17am GMT Reuters has the latest health commission numbers. It says 2,004 people have died from the virus in mainland China, making a total around the world of 2,009 by my reckoning.Confirmed ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tencent, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Hubei Province

China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes: Report

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Alibaba, Tencent, World Health Organization, Reuters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID

Coronavirus And The Impetus To Close The Chinese-Run Concentration Camps

According to Dr. Adrian Zenz, an independent researcher based in Germany who has testified on several occasions on Capitol Hill, the concentration camps in East Turkestan number up to 1,400 (8 Nov 2019, [1] ). It has been estimated that the number of the Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Turkic minorities being held in those concentration camps can add up to more than 3 million. On February 5th, 2020, when the official Chinese government’s media were reporting that coronavirus death toll on mainl...
Tags: China, Germany, Religion, United States, Tencent, Un, Capitol Hill, Xinjiang, Wuhan, East Turkestan, Adrian Zenz

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

Cómo hacer dinero de tu música en más de 30 tiendas y servicios de streaming chinos gratuitamente.

Con RouteNote puedes distribuir y monetizar tu música en las tiendas y servicios de streaming en China a través de Kanijan y subir tu música completamente gratis.  Kanjian es el hogar más grande de música independiente en el continente asiático, ya que tienen más de un millón de canciones, 5,000 disqueras y más de 40,000 artistas. Estamos seguros que sabes que en RouteNote puedes subir tu música a las mejores tiendas como iTunes, Spotify y Tidal gratuitamente, pero probablemente  no sepas qu...
Tags: Asia, Music, China, Tencent, NetEase, Estamos, Kanjian, How To / Support / FAQs

Warner Music Group’s IPO Confirms Industry’s Sexiness to Wall Street

With Universal Music Group recently valued at $33 billion — as part of its agreement to sell 10% of itself to a consortium led by Chinese tech giant Tencent — it’s really no surprise that its competitors would test the waters. What is surprising is that Warner Music Group did it so soon, announcing its initial […]
Tags: News, Tencent, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Len Blavatnik, Warner Music Group 's IPO Confirms Industry

The First Signs Are Emerging That China’s Coronavirus Containment Could Be Working

The number of new coronavirus infections is continuing to increase daily, but in Hubei province, where the first cases of the virus appeared in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, there are emerging signs that strict control measures implemented by officials could be working. Publicly reported infections in the province have slowed to about 2,000 per day—after jumps as large as 5,000 new cases on some days last week, according to data from Chinese authorities and Johns Hopkins University’s o...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, General Motors, New York Times, Alibaba, Tencent, Ikea, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Honda, Wuhan, Financial Times, Kfc, Shenzhen

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 February 2020

Glorious Chambord Castle in France’s Loire Valley. Come visit it with us in May. Good morning News came out on Thursday that because of New York state’s policies shielding the state records of illegal aliens from federal organizations, the Department of Homeland Security announced that no-one in New York state will now be eligible for any of their Trusted Traveler programs (the best known of which is Global Entry), and those currently enrolled will not be able to renew when their current membe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Berlin, Miscellaneous, US

Twitter-backed ShareChat eyes fantasy sports in India

The growing market of fantasy sports in India may soon have a new and odd entrant: . The local social networking app, which in August last year , has developed a fantasy sports app and has been quietly testing it for six months, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. ShareChat’s fantasy sports app, called Jeet11, allows betting on cricket and football matches and has already amassed more than 120,000 registered users, the sources said. The app, or its website, does not disclose ...
Tags: Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, India, Disney, Tech, Xiaomi, Tencent, Ipl, Sequoia Capital, Virat Kohli, Chennai

Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android

Netflix announced this week that it has started to stream titles in AV1 on Android in what could significantly help the two-year-old media codec gain wider adoption. The world’s biggest streaming giant said on Wednesday that by switching from Google’s VP9 — which it previously used on Android — to AV1, its compression efficiency has gone up by 20%. At the moment, only “select titles” are available to stream in AV1 for subscribers “who wish to reduce their cellular data usage by enabling th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Microsoft, Tech, Netflix, Tencent, Nvidia, Vlc, Alliance For Open Media, VideoLan

Reddit partners with Tagboard to bring its content to TV broadcasts

Reddit, a site that refers to itself as the “front page of the internet” is today announcing a new deal that will see its posts and conversations extend beyond the web page. The company is partnering with Tagboard, which will for the first time allow broadcast networks the ability to easily display Reddit’s content on TV. That includes Reddit’s unique content, like AMA (Ask Me Anything) recaps and photoshop battles, as well as popular posts and comments that make the news, and more. The site, no...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Tech, Tencent, Reddit, Conde Nast, NFL Network, Ama, Nathan Peterson, Adam Ostrow, Alexandra Riccomini Reddit

Hey Loretta, Remind Me That Google’s Got Troubles (Thinks Out Loud Episode 273)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Hey Loretta, Remind Me That Google's Got Troubles (Thinks Out Loud Episode 273) – Headlines and Show Notes Google brought down the house with it's "Loretta" ad at the big game this weekend. But that ad showed the benefits and downsides of the tech giant's power — and why Google’s got troubles ahead of it. This week's Thinks Out Loud takes a look at why Google's strength may be more brittle than you think...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, California, Samsung, Seo, Eu, Netflix, United States, Alibaba, Tencent, Expedia, Joel, Joel Feder

Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, China's richest man, pledged $14.5 million to fight the coronavirus

Tech billionaire Jack Ma has pledged $14.5 million towards fighting the coronavirus outbreak. The Alibaba founder will donate 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) through his charitable foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates have also pledged assistance, while Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance are among the Chinese firms to be helping. The coronavirus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread to at least 15 countries, as well as every region of mainland China. Visit Business I...
Tags: China, Africa, US, Trends, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Bill, Baidu, Melinda Gates, Jack Ma, Wuhan, Ma, Wuhan China, Bytedance, Jack Ma China

Digital 2020: 3.8 billion people use social media

Our new Digital 2020 reports – published in partnership with Hootsuite – show that digital, mobile, and social media have become an indispensable part of everyday life for people all over the world. More than 4.5 billion people now use the internet, while social media users have passed the 3.8 billion mark. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population is already online, and the latest trends suggest that more than half of the world’s total population will use social media by the middle of this ...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Instagram, Yahoo, Internet, Indonesia, China, India, Africa, Digital, US

Millennials love plants so much they're convincing tech companies to replace office artwork with 'living walls'

Tech companies are increasingly installing greenery, particularly living walls, in offices and retail spaces. Apple became one of the latest adopters of this trend with two living walls in its redesigned Fifth Avenue store. These installations are primarily driven by millennials' propensity for plants and wellness. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech companies and VC firms are increasingly incorporating plants into corporate offices and retail spaces.  There are a few rea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ebay, San Francisco, Trends, Tencent, Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Buckley, Sunnyvale California, San Jose California, Redwood City California, Palo Alto California, Colman, Poshmark

Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city

After two years of development, MVRDV has unveiled its competition entry for Chinese tech giant Tencent’s next campus — a green and futuristic smart city shaped like a continuous undulating mountain range. Located on a 133-hectare site in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Bay, the nature-inspired development combines references to the lush, mountainous surroundings with Tencent’s cutting-edge technology. The massive urban district is expected to include enough office space for 80,000 to 100,000 employees, publ...
Tags: Smart City, Japan, Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Tencent, Toyota, Solar Panels, Shenzhen, Carousel Showcase, Green City, Conference Center, MVRDV, Sustainable City

5 Top Tech Entrepreneurs You Must Follow

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur nowadays. People get motivated by the stories of some of the successful entrepreneurs who have become millionaires with their unique ideas. Unfortunately, it is not easy to do so. Some of today’s successful entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to come from wealthy and influential families. Others, however, need to put in a lot of hard work and determination before they can be successful. Below are the top tech entrepreneurs who worked really hard to get to wher...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Yahoo, China, Time, Entrepreneur, Snapchat, Tencent, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Evan Spiegel, Aaron Swartz, Lifehacks

China's Tencent asks staff to work from home until Feb 7 due to virus

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has requested staff to work from home until Feb. 7 to protect employees from the spread of the coronavirus, the company confirmed on Monday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Tencent, Tencent Holdings Ltd

This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok

Welcome back to ThisWeek in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently released “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Congress, Disney, Tech, Developers, Mobile Apps, Tencent, App Stores, Mobile Games, App Annie, This Week In Apps, App Trends

Netflix is still growing wildly, but its market share has fallen to an estimated 19% as new competitors emerge

Netflix's global market share of over-the-top streaming video subscriptions has dropped from 91% in 2007 to 19% last year, according to research company Ampere Analysis. Ampere Analysis projects Netflix's market share to drop to 18% by the end of this year. Streaming competitors have emerged to take a bite of Netflix's dominance, but it's still growing internationally — it exceeded expectations and added over 8 million subscribers outside the US in the fourth quarter of 2019. Visit Business In...
Tags: China, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Showtime, Tencent, Cbs, Ken Burns, Hulu, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Ampere Analysis, Disney Plus, Ampere Analysis Ampere Analysis, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black Over

Tencent Bids for Control of Funcom ‘Conan’ Games Developer

China’s social media and gaming giant Tencent is bidding to buy control of Funcom, developer of the “Conan” and “Dune” games. The bid values the Norwegian company at $148 million. Tencent already owns 29% of Funcom, and its bid has been unanimously approved by Funcom’s board of directors. No management changes are planned. The shares […]
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Games, News, Finance, China, Global, Tencent, Conan, Dune, Funcom, Tencent Bids for Control of Funcom ` Conan

Daily Crunch: Saudis probably hacked Bezos’ phone

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. UN calls for investigation after Saudis linked to Bezos phone hack United Nations experts are calling for an investigation after a forensic report said Saudi officials “most likely” used a mobile hacking tool built by the NSO Group to hack into the phone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos . The report, carrie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Spotify, San Francisco, Tech, Policy, Netflix, United Nations, Gm, Tencent, Conan, Un, Jeff Bezos, FTI Consulting, Bezos

Tencent to grow gaming empire with $148M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway

Tencent, one of the world’s biggest videogaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others in the Conan franchise), Dune and some 28 other titles. The deal, when approved, would value the Oslo-based company at $148 million (NOK 1.33 billion) and give the company a much-needed cash injection to follow through on longer-term strategy around its next gener...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Gaming, Apps, Europe, Microsoft, Israel, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Companies, Software, Sony, Tencent, WeChat, Conan, Nintendo

Tencent bids $148 million for online games maker Funcom

China's Tencent Holdings launched a 1.33 billion Norwegian crown ($148 million) bid for computer games maker Funcom on Wednesday, sending the Oslo-listed firm's shares sharply higher.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Tencent, Tencent Holdings, Oslo, Funcom

Tencent in $148 million bid for online games maker Funcom

China's Tencent Holdings has launched a bid for Norwegian computer games-maker Funcom, valuing the Oslo-listed firm at 1.33 billion Norwegian crowns ($148 million), the two companies said in a joint statement.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Tencent, Tencent Holdings, Oslo, Funcom

China's ByteDance is courting European game developers, and sources say it's mulling a casual-games platform for TikTok to rival Facebook and Snapchat

ByteDance, the Chinese tech giant that owns TikTok, is courting European developers as it looks to mobile games as a means to bolster its growing popularity. At a gaming conference on Monday in London, a ByteDance exec dropped hints about the firm's thinking on a casual-gaming platform akin to the instantly playable games available on Facebook or Snapchat.  ByteDance is already known to be working on standalone games, but industry sources said the firm was mulling integrating casual gaming dir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, London, Pinterest, China, US, Trends, Snapchat, Tencent, Dam, App Annie, Van Dam, Bytedance

Payments startup dLocal just expanded its Amazon partnership. We talked to its CEO about how to build infrastructure that lets Uber and Netflix accept local payments around the world.

dLocal, an emerging-markets payments startup, just expanded its Amazon partnership to include Chile. Using dLocal, companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber can send and receive payments in emerging markets where several different methods including local credit cards and digital payments are used. We talked to dLocal CEO Sebastian Kanovich about why Latin America is hot for payments, and what it takes to set up in fragmented markets. "They can go and build the highway and then ride their cars o...
Tags: Amazon, China, India, Softbank, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Chile, Middle East, Tencent, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung appointed a new mobile boss as it faces 'peak smartphone' and competition from all sides. Roh Tae-moon, who's been at Samsung since the late 1990s, previously served as head of research for the firm's mobile business. Uber Eats has agreed to sell its Indian business to a local rival called Zomato, the New York Times reports. All Uber Eats' drivers in India will be switched over to Zomato, and its app will direct users t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg