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JD.com rolls out fleet of autonomous delivery vans as online shopping giants embrace unmanned operations
The roll out in Changshu city in Jiangsu province began in August after the company tested its Level-4 autonomous driving technology in Wuhan earlier this year. However, analysts say it could take more than 10 years to achieve large-scale use because the technology is expensive and firms need to figure out how to make money
Alibaba’s move to take control of hypermarket operator Sun Art is expected to push forward its ‘new retail’ strategy in China. The stakes are high for Alibaba amid predictions that China will soon edge out the United States as the world’s largest retail market.
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of Internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Oct 20.
TikTok rivals like Triller battle for influencers as US ban looms, but some say no other platform compares
Competitors are already taking advantage of TikTok’s impending shutdown to entice its users and creators to switch platforms, the app’s lawyers say. Trump-approved Triller is reportedly dangling equity and official company positions for TikTok stars to tell followers they are switching platforms.
Blogger uncovers network of commenters offering information on how to find minors and avoid legal troubles. Qiqihar cyber police implore the public to only trust official information for updates on the case.
Wearable technology is taking on a different meaning in the world of automobiles. As employees age and younger people shun the idea of working on a factory production line, car companies are looking at ways to lighten the load.
On Oct 12 the number of concurrent players on Party Animals was more than twice the number playing Fall Guys. Niko Partners estimates there are about 720 million game players in China.
While SHEIN has its origins in China it is one of the biggest shopping apps in the United States, SHAREit has been banned in India despite being massively popular elsewhere, and Likee is chasing TikTok – but desperate to avoid a similar fate.
Apple’s iPhone 12 launch drew mixed reactions in mainland China on Oct 14, with fans cheering a 5G model for their favourite brand while others planned to wait for upcoming devices from local rivals like Huawei Technologies.
Video game livestreaming giants Huya and DouYu are merging, giving Tencent control of a US$10bil industry behemoth
Huya is acquiring DouYu to create a US$10bil juggernaut in the video game livestreaming industry. Tencent, already China’s largest gaming company by revenue, will control two thirds of the new company.