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AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China

AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, which is backed by Alibaba, said Tuesday that it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler partnership to roll out a fleet of robotaxis for China and other countries in Asia. A fleet of Chrysler Pacifica is going […]

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Made in China: Tesla Model 3 deliveries to Chinese customers to begin January 7

Made in China: Tesla Model 3 deliveries to Chinese customers to begin January 7 The first deliveries of Tesla Model 3 sedans made in China will begin January 7, one year after the U.S. automaker began construction on its first factory outside the United States. The deliveries to customers — which Reuters […]

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2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital 2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande […]

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Tesla to begin delivering China-built Model 3 cars next week

Tesla to begin delivering China-built Model 3 cars next week Tesla will start making the first deliveries of its Shanghai-built Model 3 sedans on Monday, Bloomberg reports. The cars are rolling off the assembly line at the new Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory, which is operational but which will also be expanding in future […]

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Tesla lands $1.4 billion from Chinese banks to build out its Shanghai gigafactory

Tesla lands .4 billion from Chinese banks to build out its Shanghai gigafactory Tesla has reportedly secured over $1.4 billion in financing in the form of loans from multiple Chinese banks in order to help fund the construction of its new gigafactory in Shanghai. First Reuters and now Bloomberg reported the funding as […]

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Cisco acquires ultra-low latency networking specialist Exablaze

Cisco acquires ultra-low latency networking specialist Exablaze Cisco today announced that it has acquired Exablaze, an Australia-based company that designs and builds advanced networking gear based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The company focuses on solutions for businesses that need ultra-low latency networking, with a special emphasis on high-frequency trading. Cisco […]

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Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China

Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S. But in some areas, the two countries are surprisingly similar. That’s particularly true of people’s love for GIFs . Some feelings […]

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The Station: Volvo evolves, Skip trips and touchscreen tech

The Station: Volvo evolves, Skip trips and touchscreen tech The Station is back for another week of news and analysis on all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future. As always, I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior reporter at TechCrunch. Portions […]

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Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO

Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators joined forces in September. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub acquired Nairobi based iHub. The purchase amount was undisclosed, but CcHub will finance the deal out of its real-estate project to build a new 10-story […]

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Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion has listed in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, a Transsion spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.  Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa under its Tecno brand. The company has also started to support […]

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