China’s driverless delivery startup Whale Dynamic targets US market with $2.5M funding

A nascent Nuro challenger from China has its sight set on the delivery market in the U.S. and just raised some seed funding to advance its ambitions. Whale Dynamic, a Shenzhen-based autonomous deliver

Get an early look at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit agenda

Get ready to engage with more than 2,500+ senior-level leaders — the people forging data solutions that fuel artificial intelligence and machine learning — at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit on Decem

TuSimple adds another $120 million to its self-driving trucks war chest

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple has added another $120 million to a Series D funding round led by Sina, operator of China’s biggest microblogging site Weibo, bringing the total haul to $215 mill

Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day

A little more than a year ago, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple —flush with a fresh round of venture capital — was preparing to scale up its testing to two full truck fleets in China and the

Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social n

China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s we

Chinese social media giant Weibo is raising $700M to fund acquisitions

Weibo, the Twitter-like Chinese social network that is profitable unlike Twitter, is raising $700 million as it looks for acquisitions to continue the rocket ship growth its business has seen in 2017. Punished For Pornographic Content By China’s Government

The Chinese government has fined and made arrests in connection with an investigation that alleges the site facilitated the distribution of pornographic content. Though China has a well-estab

Weibo’s IPO May Underwhelm, But Don’t Discount Other Chinese Tech Stocks

Weibo, the influential microblogging service owned by Sina, has reportedly raised just $285.6 million in its initial public offering, according to Bloomberg. The service's underwhelming IPO, however,

Sina Narrows Its 1Q Loss As It Counts On Weibo-Alibaba Deal To Bolster Ad Revenue

Despite rising costs and increasing competition from rivals like Tencent, Chinese Internet giant Sina narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $13.2 million from $13.7 million a year earlier, the compan

Kaifu Lee Tracks How Many Of His Weibo Posts Have Been Deleted

Former Google China head, Kaifu Lee, has been tracking how many times his Weibo posts on Tencent and Sina have been censored and deleted, and has helpfully made a graph of the past 8 months. The outsp

Chinese Microblogging Giant Sina Weibo Adds English-Language Interface

<a target="_blank" href="">Sina Weibo</a>, the Chinese microblogging platform sometimes referred to as "China's Twitter," is finally offering an English-language interface, as <a targ

Sina Weibo Accounts Of Prominent Bloggers, Journalists & Activists Shuttered As China Clamps Down On Internet Users

The last week has been a troubling one for observers of Internet censorship in China, and things just got worse as several bloggers and activists had their Sina Weibo accounts shut down over the past

Sina’s 2013 Strategy Is “Mobile First,” CEO Charles Chao Says In Company-Wide Email

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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

From The Rumor Mill: Facebook Plans To Enter China Through Major Partnership(s)

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Nokia strikes deals with Tencent, SINA to bring location-based services to Ovi Maps

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Nokia Strikes Deals With Tencent, SINA To Bring Location-based Services To Ovi Maps

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Microsoft Cries Foul At Stolen Interface

Microsoft Expo’s project leader, Garry Wiseman, wrote a blog post earlier today criticizing Sina, one of China’s largest search engines, saying “ steals our design and graphi