Google release location data for 131 countries to assess effectiveness of lockdowns

In a statement, Alphabet Inc said, Google has published reports for 131 countries which show whether stay-at-home measures, to stem the footprint of the Wuhan Coronavirus, adopted by government are working. Google analyzed location data of billions of phone users to create a dataset which health authorities can use to assess if people are abiding…

Hyundai unveils its first SUV in overseas premium push

On Wednesday, Hyundai Motor Co unveiled its first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) under its Genesis brand in a move aimed at increasing its footprint in overseas markets, said analysts. Genesis, spun off in 2015, is an initiative of Hyundai Motor Group heir-apparent Euisun Chung, is aimed at revamping Hyundai’s image as an automaker which makes cost…

Huawei increases domestic marketshare at the cost of its domestic rivals

Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple, together, controlled 50% of the Chinese market. On Wednesday, according to market data released today, China’s Huawei Technologies has increased its footprint in its domestic smartphone market, with shipments rising by 66% in the third quarter. Although the Chinese smartphone market contracted by 3% in the third quarter in comparison…

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Nvidia courts Amazon.com and VMWare with new AI-focused software

Nvidia’s vComputeServer software will help shuffle data back and forth between data centers and the cloud. In an effort which sees chipmaker Nvidia Corp increasing its footprint in the cloud computing space, it stated has begun collaborating with Amazon.com Inc’s cloud division as well as with VMWare Inc to host artificial intelligence programs in Amazon’s…

Toyota establish green technologies research center with China’s Tsinghua University

The move is likely to help China in its goal to expand its tech capability, manufacturing and distribution channels and better compete in the world stage. Toyota Motor Corp stated, it is in the midst of setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University. The partnership will study uses of car…

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors invests in China’s Hawkeye Technology

The undisclosed investment is aimed at increasing its footprint in China’s automotive radar market. On Wednesday, Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV stated, it has invested in Chinese self-driving technology company Hawkeye Technology Co Ltd to expand its footprint in the automotive radar market in China. NXP has also signed a collaboration agreement with Hawkeye in…

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London-based Meniga acquires Sweden-based Wrapp for undisclosed amount

The acquisition is aimed at increasing its foothold in the Nordic region. As per a statement from Meniga, a London-based fintech company, it is acquiring its Sweden-based peer Wrapp for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is aimed at increasing its footprint in the Nordic region. Both companies provide merchants the ability to offer personalized rewards…