Baidu’s video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO

Baidu’s iQiyi video division is set to become the latest Chinese tech company to go public in the U.S. after it filed to raise up to $1.5 billion via an IPO on the Nasdaq. The service was starte

Alibaba moves to gobble up China-based food delivery startup in full

Alibaba’s 2018 investment spree looks set to continue after it made a push to buy, the food delivery startup from China that it has invested in, in full. Bloomberg reported yesterday that

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry. And he believes that 2018 mig

China’s Chery will use Nvidia-powered ZF ProAI for Level 3 autonomous cars

Chinese automaker Chery will be building cars with Level 3 autonomous features powered by supplier ZF’s ProAI platform, which itself uses Nvidia GPUs for its driving intelligence. The partnershi

Baidu sets its sights on Japan with a voice-enabled projector in a dome light

Baidu's DuerOS is essentially China's Alexa. The company has built a voice assistant and an ecosystem of hardware partners that cater to the Chinese market. At CES this week, the company talked about

Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform

Onstage at Baidu's CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed that Baidu

Baidu teams with US paratransit agency on LA self-driving pilot

Baidu’s rolling out a new autonomous driving pilot in the U.S. under its Baidu USA division, working in partnership with Access Services, a paratransit provider that offers transit 24/7 in the L

Baidu and AMI launch Southeast Asia joint venture and $200M fund

Baidu teamed up with Asia Mobility Industries to launch a new Singapore-based mobility venture fund, called "Apollo Southeast Asia." This will also help establish a foothold for Baidu to pursue commer

Baidu debuts Apollo 2.0, its latest open self-driving platform

China's Baidu revealed a major update to its Apollo autonomous driving platform at CES 2018 today, including support for new computing platforms, new reference vehicles, more HD mapping services avail

Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech

Nvidia announced at its CES 2018 keynote that it’s now partnering with two Chinese companies on bringing autonomous driving to roads, including Baidu and automaker ZF. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang an

Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected car tech

Chinese internet tech giant Baidu will work with Canada’s BlackBerry in a partnership that will see QNX used as the basis for Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform, and which will also see

Nvidia’s Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China

Nvidia just rolled out a very interesting selection of software for its over-the-top Shield TV box in China – Wii games, running in 1080p resolution, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend

Baidu and Xiaomi are working together on internet of things and artificial intelligence

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, and Xiaomi, which has modeled itself on the success of the America’s most successful technology manufacturer in Apple, have announced a strategic partnersh

Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app

Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion ($195 million) Series B investment in Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, an offshoot of the

China’s Baidu just announced the strangest smart speakers

Chinese internet Baidu is widely credited for being one of the first to dive deep into artificial intelligence, hiring Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng (who has since departed) to lead its efforts back i

Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform

Steve Wozniak launches a new education platform, "Woz U," Fandango acquires and Baidu plans to make lots of autonomous cars in 2021. All this on Crunch Report.

Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China's internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manu

Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a $1.5 billion fund that’s focused on backing autonomous driving tech companies. The Chinese giant, best kn

Crunch Report | North Korean Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchanges

Facebook bans monetization of hate, porn, drugs and violence on its platform, some shake-ups happen at Baidu and WhatsApp, and North Korea is allegedly targeting bitcoin exchanges. All this on Crunch

The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

Adam Coates, director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left the company. A source confirmed the exit and Coates has updated his LinkedIn reflecting the change. Coates joined the Chinese se
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