Huawei Honor V10 Invitations Hint At Artificial Intelligence Presence

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Huawei is going to unleash the next full-screen smartphone in a few days, on November 28 at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium. The new model is the Huawei Honor V10, which has been designed for younger customers like its predecessor. Therefore, it is going to be priced affordably. Seems nothing surprising, but the manufacturer has started a huge promo campaign sending invitations and posting giant ads in various big cities of China such as Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing, and Xi'an. Both of them show the phone will have a few selling points such as an AI, full-screen, and dual-camera.


China Digest: Cisco backs $30m round in City Cloud; SoundAI raises $15m

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Chinese tech companies City Cloud and SoundAI have successfully raised $30 million and $15 million in separate funding rounds respectively. Cisco Investments and Country Garden Holdings co-led a $30 million (RMB200 million) Series B round in City Cloud International, a Hangzhou-based company focused on cloud computing and Big Data technologies, China Money Network reported. City Cloud disclosed the latest investment during the company's fifth anniversary, along with RMB500 million worth of credit from several banks. The company develops and sells Smart Connected Communities platforms and cloud computing services. It has subsidiaries in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Hong Kong.


Baidu Plans to Mass Produce Autonomous Cars in Five Years

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HONG KONG--Chinese search-engine giant Baidu Inc. Senior Vice President Wang Jing said Friday that the company plans to mass produce a driverless car in five years--so that babies born today won't need a driver's license. Baidu, which is China's largest search-company with 80% market share, is already testing its model on public roads in Beijing and in Wuhu, in China's southeastern Anhui province, and in a closed testing area in Shanghai. Speaking at The Wall Street Journal's Converge technology conference, Mr. Wang said...


Razorfish analyses Big Data and creates profitable customer experiences

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Razorfish Inc. is one of the largest interactive marketing agencies in the world; it is part of Publicis Groupe. The agency provides different types of services, web development, planning and media buying, advertising using all kinds of media, including mobile, and emerging media, social marketing activities, etc.; as well as studies and analyzes of the impact of communication programs. Razorfish has more than 2,000 employees worldwide, with offices in the United States in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Portland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Austin. In 2005-2007, it operates internationally through acquisitions in London, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Berlin, Frankfurt, Singapore and a joint venture in Tokyo. It is therefore a global digital agency that offers a complete package of services.


U.S. puts 28 Chinese security bureaus and companies on economic blacklist over treatment of Uighurs

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday placed 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies -- including video surveillance company Hikvision and seven other companies -- on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Those added to the so-called Entity List include the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region People's Government Public Security Bureau, 19 subordinate government agencies and eight commercial firms, according to a Commerce Department filing. The companies include some of China's leading artificial intelligence firms such as SenseTime Group Ltd., and Megvii Technology Ltd., which is backed by Alibaba, as well as Hikvision, formally known as Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Dahua Technology, IFLYTEK Co. Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co., and Yixin Science and Technology Co. Megvii filed for an IPO this summer of at least $500 million in Hong Kong, while SenseTime raised $620 million in a second round of funding in just two months last year and is one of the world's most valuable unicorns in artificial intelligence. While U.S. officials said the announcement was not tied to this week's resumption of trade talks with China, the announcement sets the tone for a potentially more aggressive positioning by Washington in negotiations with Beijing to end an 15 month trade war between the world's biggest economies. Reuters reported on the planned additions earlier on Monday, before the Commerce Department made it official.