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  • Alibaba’s Cloud Computing Group Says Its New Artificial Intelligence Platform Is China’s First

    Alibaba’s Cloud Computing Group Says Its New Artificial Intelligence Platform Is China’s First

    Aliyun, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, is launching an artificial intelligence service that it claims is the first in China. Called DT PAI, the platform combines algorithms used by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques and presents them in a simple drag-and-drop interface. Aliyun says developers can use DT PAI to predict user behavior without having to write new code. Read More

  • What Does The Chinese Fallout Mean For Apple?

    What Does The Chinese Fallout Mean For Apple?

    This morning, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) suffered from a stark drop when the stock market opened. Its shares tanked 10 percent to $95.17 compared to Friday’s closing price. Shortly after, Apple bounced back. As of this writing, Apple is back to $105.48 down only 0.2 percent compared to Friday’s closing price. Read More

  • LG’s 10-Inch G Pad II Sports An Enormous Battery And Other Improvements

    LG’s 10-Inch G Pad II Sports An Enormous Battery And Other Improvements

    LG is going all-in on battery life with the second version of its G Pad tablet that was just unveiled today. The device itself won’t surface in the flesh until the IFA electronics show next month in Berlin, but already we know one thing about it: its battery is huuuge. Read More

  • In Chinese Markets, It’s A Good Year For A Bloodletting

    In Chinese Markets, It’s A Good Year For A Bloodletting

    Despite the government’s best efforts (and new pronouncements today) China’s public markets are collapsing. Read More

  • Hey Uber, Welcome To China

    Hey Uber, Welcome To China

    Uber isn’t happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing goliath has “spoken out for the first time” about being blocked on WeChat, China’s hugely popular mobile messaging app which is run by Tencent, an investor in Uber rival Didi Kuaidi. Read More

  • How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market Crunch Network

    How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market

    Most U.S. consumer Internet companies have a hard time breaking into China. Cultural differences and the Internet firewall are a huge barrier to entry. Even tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter have pulled out or found themselves on the wrong side of the Chinese firewall. So how did Coursera, a relatively young company, achieve this significant milestone? Read More

  • China Draws Executives From Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    China Draws Executives From Silicon Valley

    China recently published its GDP growth for Q1 of 2015 at 7 percent. While this figure is drastically lower than the double-digit growth seen in previous years, it has still attracted foreign companies to invest and enter into the Chinese technology market. As a result, salary and compensation packages for executives at Chinese tech companies are approaching those of Silicon Valley, and… Read More

  • Uber And Ola Add Free In-Car WiFi To Their Taxi On-Demand Services In India

    Uber And Ola Add Free In-Car WiFi To Their Taxi On-Demand Services In India

    There’s good news if you’re a ride-sharing app regular in India and sick of struggling with the country’s sometimes (/often) patchy mobile internet coverage. Both Uber and Indian rival Ola have revealed that they will begin offering in-car connectivity to customers for free. Read More

  • Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users Crunch Network

    Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users

    Navigating culture and business practices can be a trying task for any company going global. For tech companies, this often can mean coping with varying degrees of Internet connections from different service providers. If one is not careful, this could be an insurmountable hurdle. Success or failure can depend on a company’s ability to quickly adapt and prepare for the unexpected. Read More