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As US political opposition hardens to TikTok, the globally popular video app from Beijing-based ByteDance Inc, some inside the company want to find ways to make the business appear to be less Chinese.
Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence (AI) in Dakar, hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast.
As recently as March, Daimler AG, the German carmaker, promised to put 10,000 autonomous taxis on the streets by 2021. But last week, Daimler chairman Ola Kaellenius announced that the company was taking a "reality check” on the project and focusing on self-driving long-haul trucks instead. It’s fine that self-driving cabs aren’t coming as fast as some expected – and it’s even better that Silicon Valley-style big talk appears to be going out of fashion.
Beijing-based ByteDance is set to launch its new music streaming service as soon as next month, according to the Financial Times. The service is expected to be priced lower than the US$10 a month charged by Spotify, Apple and others in the US.
Streaming services are the hottest thing in entertainment these days. But when it comes to getting the word out about the newest offerings, it’s traditional media that often benefits.
A STARTUP backed by Singapore’s state investment firm is trying to make staying cool in the tropics a little greener.
CHINA hawks are chastising President Donald Trump’s “phase one” trade deal because it focuses on increasing US exports while ignoring Beijing’s subsidies for favoured industries. Instead of seeking to coerce China into abandoning policies that both sides agree benefit its economy, the US should seek to emulate them.
SERBA Dinamik group managing director and group chief executive director Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah has called for a change of mindset among startups, urging them to look beyond information technology (IT) as their preferred business choice.He said it has become common to associate startups with IT due to the mushrooming of new companies in the sector following the success of unicorns such as e-hailing company Grab, and e-commerce giants such as Lazada and Shopee.
VENTURE capital investors are flocking to Singapore despite uncertainty around US-China trade relations, even as businesses hold back spending, according to Peter Ong, chairman of Enterprise Singapore.
FRIDGES across Europe and the US are filled with almond drinks, oat milk and plant-based meat substitutes. So where’s the imitation cheese? Until it starts to taste more like the real thing, it’s likely to stay out of the kitchen.