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Louise Moon / South China Morning Post:
A Chinese high school in Hangzhou is reportedly using facial recognition tech to track pupil attendance, emotions, and attention spans   —  Pupil tells reporters he doesn't dare let his mind wander after technology is installed in classroom to see who is paying attention
May 21, 2018, 4:50 AMIn context
Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
Baidu COO Lu Qi to step down in July, after joining Chinese search giant from Microsoft in January 2017   —  Baidu, the operator of China's largest online search service, said on Friday that its chief operating officer, Lu Qi, will step down to take on a new role, in the latest executive reshuffle …
May 18, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Roadstar.ai, a China-based self-driving startup, raises $128M Series A led by Shenzhen Capital Group and Wu Capital   —  The investment raised by the Shenzhen-based self-driving tech company surpassed the US$112 million initial funding round of rival Pony.ai
May 18, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
South China Morning Post:
Profile of Tsinghua University, the “MIT of China”, which has produced 192 startup founders in the last three years   —  Wang Haili was facing the dire prospect of shutting down his semiconductor business when he reached out to a mentor at Tsinghua University, where he read his PhD in computer science and technology.
May 7, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Yingzhi Yang / South China Morning Post:
Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi and social networking platform Tianya are setting up $1B fund to invest in domestic blockchain-related startups   —  China's Huobi, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it is setting up a US$1 billion fund to finance domestic …
May 4, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Peggy Sito / South China Morning Post:
Xiaomi files for an IPO in Hong Kong; sources say the Beijing-based company is seeking to raise $10B at a valuation of $100B   —  Xiaomi's 2017 sales jumped by two-thirds to 114.6 billion yuan, while operating profit tripled and adjusted net profit soared from a year earlier
May 2, 2018, 8:43 PMIn context
Stephen Chen / South China Morning Post:
Chinese govt-backed surveillance projects deploy headgear units across industries that detect swings in emotional states of employees by monitoring brainwaves   —  Government-backed surveillance projects are deploying brain-reading technology to detect changes in emotional states in employees …
Apr 30, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
South China Morning Post:
Sources: Huawei has been working on a mobile OS in case it is cut off from Android; it began the work in response to US 2012 investigation into Huawei and ZTE   —  Having an alternative smartphone OS may have taken on added urgency for China with rising trade tensions with the US.
Apr 27, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
Pear Video, a Chinese platform for short videos, raises $98.2M Series A led by Tencent and Baidu   —  Pear Video, which counts People's Daily publicly traded unit as an early investor, raised 617 million yuan (US$98.2 million) in its Series A funding round, led by Tencent and Baidu.
Apr 23, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Alibaba confirms self-driving car tests, joining Baidu and Tencent in China's autonomous car race   —  The autonomous driving market in China now has a major new player after Alibaba Group confirmed it has been conducting self-driving vehicle tests.  —  Alibaba joins its rival internet giants Baidu …
Apr 17, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context

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