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China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push Welcome to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. The talk about U.S.-China relationships over the past two weeks has centered heavily on […]

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The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, […]

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Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a […]

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Khatabook raises $25M to help businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept online payments

Khatabook raises M to help businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept online payments Even as tens of millions of Indians have come online for the first time in recent years, most businesses in the nation remain offline. They continue to rely on long notebooks to keep a log of […]

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Tencent to take 29% stake in multiplayer games maker Funcom

Tencent to take 29% stake in multiplayer games maker Funcom Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent is taking a 29% stake to become the largest shareholder in Oslo-based Funcom. The indie games developer is responsible for multiple adaptations involving the Conan the Barbarian franchise, such as Age of Conan and Conan […]

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Tesla V10.0 car software update adds Smart Summon, Netflix/YouTube, Spotify, karaoke and more

Tesla V10.0 car software update adds Smart Summon, Netflix/YouTube, Spotify, karaoke and more Tesla is rolling out a new software update that adds a slew of new features to its cars. These include the new ‘Smart Summon’ feature which will allow cars equipped with the optional $5,000 full-self driving package to automatically […]

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India’s Milkbasket in talks to raise over $50M

India’s Milkbasket in talks to raise over M Milkbasket, a Gurugram-based micro-delivery startup, is in talks to close a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprints in milk, groceries, fruits, and vegetables delivery market that has attracted the attention of many in recent months including Amazon India. The four-year-old […]

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How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts

How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social media platforms. Originally launched as a question-and-answer […]

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WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks”

WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks” Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its policies, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Developed by a unit of Momo, one of China’s most popular dating apps, Zao […]

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China’s largest Q&A platform, Zhihu, raises $434 million from investors including Kuaishou, Baidu and Tencent

China’s largest Q&A platform, Zhihu, raises 4 million from investors including Kuaishou, Baidu and Tencent Zhihu, the largest question and answer platform in China, has raised a $434 million Series F. This is not only the company’s biggest round since it launched in 2011, but also one of the largest secured over […]

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