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[Reprint] Chinese overseas investors prefer tech stocks: report
China’s sizable middle class is on fire. A McKinsey & Company report projected that they would account for 76% of the country’s urban population by 2022. With thickening wallets and an urgent need to diversify investment options, more Chinese investors ar
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[Reprint] China vs US: Who is winning the big AI battle?
China and the US are becoming the world’s biggest rivals in artificial intelligence: it’s Luke vs Darth Vader, Alien vs Predator, Rocky vs Ivan Drago. The Chinese government’s pivot to become the leader in this technology has created plenty of hype, but h
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[Reprint] Why the retail sector in India is surpassing China
Editor’s note: This was written by Kayla Matthews, a freelance writer focusing on technology and online media. You can find more of her work on VentureBeat, MakeUseOf, Motherboard and Gear Diary.
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[Reprint] Government-tech relationship takes a step up with leadership reshuffle
China’s tech sector stands to benefit from the appointment of officials with science and technology backgrounds to leadership positions. In recent years China has been pushing tech at the national level, promoting programs such as “Made in China 2025″ to
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[Reprint] Another key Baidu AI figure has stepped down
Lin Yuanqing, former director of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning (IDL) overseeing the Chinese tech giant’s endeavor in facial recognition technology, has stepped down, local media is reporting. Lin will move onto starting his own venture, with the aim
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[Reprint] Sogou files for $600 million US IPO
Updated: This piece has been updated to reflect a miscalculation in the previous reporting that wrongly identified a disparity between earlier reported values and the value that the IPO aim value would generate.
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[Reprint] Why WeChat is going to win the instant app battle in China
To great anticipation, WeChat rolled out Mini Programs—embedded instant apps—in January this year. As a major feature release, the buzz surrounding the Mini Programs piled up months before its actual launch. Discussions among industry insiders went from t
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[Reprint] Analyse Asia 210: Lean In Singapore & women leadership in Asia with Helen Duce & Uma Balasingam
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community.
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[Reprint] Chinese tech is not facing a “capital winter” but a “startup winter”: report
Winter is coming, but will it be a “capital winter” or the winter of discontent for Chinese startups? China’s startup ecosystem has earned a reputation of fast rises and hard landings: during the last two years, sky-high funding rounds and valuations for
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[Reprint] China's tech giants are increasingly blurring the boundaries between sectors: McKinsey report
“Ecosystem” is a word that gets thrown a lot in the tech industry but there is a definition of this buzzword which is actually worth your attention. Digital ecosystems, or business ecosystems, are a model in which traditional industry boundaries are radic
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[Reprint] Why more trains may lead to more unicorns in China
History has taught us that explosive growth in transportation systems is often followed by periods of economic boom. During the American Civil War, the number of miles of railroad track in the US more than doubled, which ultimately helped to fuel the dram
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[Reprint] China’s Internet of Things sector exceeds RMB 900 billion
China’s Internet of Things (IoT) industry has seen its output value exceed RMB 930 billion ($142 billion) in 2016, up from RMB 170 billion in 2009, according to the vice minister for Industry and Information Technology.
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