Tencent and JD tighten their alliance to take on Alibaba

Tencent and JD.com will introduce a new project to strengthen their bonds.

Didi to add facial recognition for safety before China’s Golden Week holiday

Didi introduces facial recognition and real-name authentication to prepare for surging carpoolers during the 2016 China National Day holiday.

Uber China to release its first major app update after Didi’s acquisition

The update is geared to help its users better spot the car, get help, and share routes.

LeEco’s affiliate acquires Le Vision Pictures for USD 1.5 B

LeEco's buyout of the movie producer Le Vision Pictures is expected to build upon LeEco's ecosystem.

WeChat Payment opens to overseas businesses, 20 countries on board

WeChat Payment announces an open trial with overseas merchants. Users will now be able use RMB overseas through the use of WeChat Payment.

Baidu’s Chief Scientist: worrying about AI today is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

Andrew Ng, the researcher once regarded as “the man behind the Google Brain”, gave media a peek at Baidu’s ambitions for the future.

JD.com sees over 100 million orders for its “6.18” big sale

The 2016 June 18 anniversary sale of JD.com broke many 2015 records, offering insights into China's online shopping trends.

Foxconn to open iPhone plant in India

The plant will cost USD 10 billion, and Foxconn is in talks with the Indian government over the contract.

Uber China’s former head of strategy Liu Zhen confirmed to join China’s largest news aggregator

About a month after resigning from Uber China, Liu Zhen is joining another hot startup.

Didi’s algorithms to check 14 million drivers to insure safety

Didi responded to a tragic murder earlier this month with moves to enhance passenger safety.

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