Alphabet Inc’s Google launches AI-based ‘mini app’ eyeing Chinese market

Although much of its core apps, including Google Search, email and appstore have been blocked in China, the launch of Caihua Xiaoge, a drawing game based on its image recognition technology, is aimed at gaining a toehold in the Chinese market. On Wednesday, in a development that underscores Alphabet Inc’s intention to re-enter China’s consumer…

Mexico to be battle ground between Uber Technologies and Didi Chuxing Technology

With China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co, launching its operations in Mexico in April 2018, Uber is under pressure to consolidate and expand its footprint in the remaining 11 Mexican states where regulations are not exactly friendly to ride-hailing services. In a move that marks Uber Technologies’ commitments to Mexico, the ride services firm disclosed it…

China Could Drive Global Aircraft Demand Expected To Hit $6.3tn: Boeing

According to the largest aircraft maker in the world, within the next 10-15 years, China will surpass the United States in terms of air travel market which will induce a significant increase in demand for crafts, said Boeing’s commercial marketing chief, Randy Tinseth. The latest global industry report by Boeing claims that in the next…

Wal-Mart partners with Microsoft to battle Amazon.com

The partnership will enable Wal-Mart to boost its online presence and tap into Microsoft’s repertoire of cloud services and advances in artificial intelligence technologies which could potentially enable it to provide customers at its brick and mortar stores cashier-less checkouts. On Tuesday, Walmart Inc, the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, disclosed it had entered into a…

Hong Kong’s banking regulators along with several banks to launch blockchain-based trading platform

In a landmark development that is aimed at streamlining, boosting efficiency and which introduces next-gen technology in the financial services sector, for the first time a government-led efforts along with players from the financial sector industry are collaborating to launch a blockchain-based trade and finance platform. The banking industry is known for its insistence on…

KKR & Co agrees to purchase minority stake in AppLovin Corp for $400 million

KKR’s investment will allow AppLovin to grow as it places systemic structures that will enable to become a public limited company. Private equity firm KKR & Co disclosed it will acquire a minority stake in AppLovin Corp for $400 million. The development comes in the wake of Washing forcing the U.S. mobile marketing firm to…

China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd likely to spin-off ride hailing services worth around $1 billion-$1.5 billion

Didi Chuxing, which gained prominence in China after it bought Uber’s operation in China, is also diversifying in the food delivery services. According to several sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd, a ride hailing firm, aims to spin off its car services unit ahead of its…