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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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UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple

UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple UPS said Thursday it has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck startup, TuSimple, just months after the two companies began testing the use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of minority investment, which was made by the company’s venture arm UPS […]

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Tesla vehicle fire in Shanghai caused by single battery module

Tesla vehicle fire in Shanghai caused by single battery module The Tesla Model S vehicle fire that occurred in Shanghai this past April, prompting international media attention, was caused by a single battery module and is not a system defect, the company said Friday. Tesla provided the update on the cause of […]

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Xiaomi’s new Mi CC brand will develop ‘trendy’ smartphones for young people

Xiaomi’s new Mi CC brand will develop ‘trendy’ smartphones for young people Huawei may be on the ropes as it battles sanctions from the U.S. government, but fellow Chinese smartphone rival Xiaomi is in expansion mode with the launch of a new brand that’s aimed at winning friends (and sales) among the […]

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Oppo and Xiaomi tease under-screen selfie cameras for smartphones

Oppo and Xiaomi tease under-screen selfie cameras for smartphones The next innovation in mobile is peeking its head for all to see today after Chinese companies Oppo and Xiaomi both showed off under-screen cameras. Apple’s notch set the ball rolling as a new way to pack a front-facing camera without compromising on […]

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TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and QQ. WeChat claims to […]

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LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China

LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China LinkedIn’s China site looks and functions just like LinkedIn everywhere else, except now it asks users in the country to verify their identities through phone numbers. The American company is requiring both new and existing users with a Chinese IP address […]

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In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL

In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 percent, of Chinese home appliance maker TCL, said TCL in […]

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Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Year’s Eve tweet sent from an iPhone

Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Year’s Eve tweet sent from an iPhone As predicted, Twitter’s subtle new feature showing which clients tweets are sent from is already embarrassing brands. Following on from a Korean boyband sponsored by LG and Apple’s own Music staff, Huawei is the latest to be embarrassed after […]

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A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised $100M in Series B

A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised 0M in Series B There is no shortage of up-and-comers jostling for a spot in China’s massive ecommerce industry, and oftentimes they pick a niche market and present a novel business model different from the establishment of Alibaba or JD.com . […]

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