TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, Te

Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market

Innoviz, a developer of light-detection and ranging technologies for computer vision and autonomous vehicles, is getting a toehold in China, the world’s fastest growing auto market, through a pa

Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China

Google is slowly piecing together a strategy for China to ensure that it doesn’t miss out on the growth of technology in the world’s largest country. It’s been months in the making

Google brings its ARCore technology to China in partnership with Xiaomi

Google is ramping up its efforts to return to China. Earlier this year, the search giant detailed plans to bring its ARCore technology — which enables augmented reality and virtual reality &#821

Y Combinator is going after Chinese startups with its first official event in China

High-profile U.S. startup accelerator Y Combinator is making a push to bring more China-based startups into its program after it announced its first official event in the country. YC has made a push t

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

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Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence

Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Googl

Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains China’s top smartphone brand

China’s Xiaomi, once the world’s highest valued tech startup, is getting over a disappointing two years with a notable spike in sales in its homeland during the second quarter of 2017. Tha

Chinese co-working unicorn URWork raises $30M from healthcare firm Aikang

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. URWork, a billion-dollar-valued co-working in China, announced today that it has closed a

China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

This weekend marked the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the country’s modern history. The government has never acknowledged nor

SparkLabs will launch its accelerator program in China next month

SparkLabs founded its first accelerator in Seoul four years ago. Now it's ready to tackle China. The program announced today that SparkLabs will open in Beijing on May 15 before expanding to Shanghai,

China’s newest source of on-demand hype, rental bicycles, gets its first unicorn

There can be no hype without a unicorn. China’s newest startup money pit — bicycle rentals on-demand — now has its first billion-dollar valued company. The industry has sucked in m

Ubo, A Parking Valet App For Beijing’s Harried Drivers, Raises $900,000

Commuting in Beijing is an endurance test, but a startup called Ubo wants to make life a little easier for drivers. The app connects users with valets at service stations in the city, who then drop of

Face++, Whose Facial Recognition Tech Is Used By Alibaba, Raises $25M

Face++, a Chinese startup that makes facial recognition technology used by Alibaba, has secured an additional $25 million for its series B round. Along with capital raised in November, this brings the

Jetbay, Which Arranges Offbeat Tours To China, Gets $1.6M Seed Funding

Jetbay wants to save travelers to China from boring tour packages. Launched by the founders of Wowo (also known as 55Tuan), one of the country’s largest group deals sites, Jetbay offers private itin

A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported — among the many more interesting things they’ve started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuan

ANTVR Is An Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Gaming Kit

A hardware startup called <a target="_blank" href="">ANTVR Technology</a> has created an open-source, cross-platform virtual reality gaming set that works with games made for Ocul

A Geek’s Guide to China’s Silicon Valley

Twenty years ago, Zhongguancun was but farming fields and small houses, far from the city center of Beijing. The 'cun' at the end of Zhongguancun literally means 'village'. As with much else in China,

TC Cribs: Inside Sina’s Weibo Microblog (TCTV)

The runaway growth of <a href="">Sina's</a> microblog service Weibo has been one of the hottest tech stories of the year in China, and we found out the power of t

Beijing’s Garage Café: Coffee and an Open Office for Startups (TCTV)

Before we kicked off <a href="">Disrupt Beijing,</a> the TechCrunchTV team had just enough time to venture out into the city to begin exploring the local star
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