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China begins testing robotaxis for hire amid race against US tech dominance

Autonomous hired cars are considered ideal for accumulating driving time and the data cache needed for cars to learn and become safe enough.

09 Aug 2020 4:33 PM

Government must galvanise India's app ecosystem to pare down Chinese influence

Quick disbursal of the Rs 20,000 crore Startup India corpus to app-based businesses is key, not reliance on large firms to create superapps.

16 Jul 2020 8:05 AM

Self-driving cars may go commercial in China by 2025, as India lags behind

Covering about 10 lakh km within Beijing alone, 12 Chinese automotive firms have tested 77 cars in 2019

03 Mar 2020 6:05 PM

Baidu overtakes Google to become global No. 2 in smart speaker market in Q2 2019

The global smart speaker market grew 55.4 per cent in Q2, 2019, and Baidu acquired 17.3 per cent market share.

27 Aug 2019 9:28 AM

ByteDance launches search engine to take on Baidu

The portal, called Toutiao Search, is part of the website for the Toutiao news aggregator owned by ByteDance.

13 Aug 2019 7:25 AM


Man poured water on Baidu CEO during speech, arrested

Chinese authorities have detained a man in connection with its investigation.

04 Jul 2019 6:23 PM

China's Tencent builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is a hub for testing and research of autonomous vehicles.

07 Nov 2018 11:01 AM

China shuts 128,000 websites containing ‘harmful’ information in 2017: Xinhua

Xinhua says 30.9 mn illegal publications were confiscated over the course of 2017, while 1,900 people were subject to criminal penalties.

09 Jan 2018 11:34 AM

BlackBerry to make self-driving cars internet firm Baidu

BlackBerry shares rose per cent in Toronto to C$16.95, their highest one-day gain since April.

04 Jan 2018 12:06 PM

China investigates social media sites for breach of laws

Cyber surveillance is being tightened further ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

13 Aug 2017 8:23 AM


Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort

Microsoft will enable alliance members to collaborate, share information and tap into the analytic power of Azure cloud computing.

19 Jul 2017 7:58 AM

Baidu in self-driving car tech tie-ups with Bosch, Continental

The two deals underscore the wave of global partnerships being formed in the fast-moving autonomous vehicle sector.

02 Jun 2017 7:49 PM

Car industry players diverge on timescale for self-driving cars

Progress is fraught by issues including who is liable when a self-driving car has an accident.

17 Mar 2017 9:18 AM