Google I/O 2017: Artificial Intelligence & Instant Apps Lead New Announcements

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Google made a host of announcements this year covering Android, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Led by Google Lens, artificial intelligence was clearly the star of the show. Google kicked off this year’s Google I/O conference with a host of product and platform announcements that covered the Android operating system, the Google Play app ecosystem, a standalone virtual reality headset, …

Alipay, China’s top mobile payment service, expands to the U.S.

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Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates Alipay, has inked a deal with payment processor firm First Data that will allow its service to be used at point-of-sale with more than four million retail partners in the U.S.. The deal is the first of its kind for Alipay in the U.S.. The two companies previously partnered for a rollout with high-end retailers last year. …

The Six Types Of Tech Innovation You Meet In China

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Perception always trails reality, sometimes by over a decade. Despite China’s persistent copycat image, several waves of innovation co-exist in the country today. Some companies have evolved from imitator to inventor, some focus on “fast-following,” while others create original products, or overlap several categories. Please meet the six waves of Chinese tech innovation. First Wave: Tech Commodities It is old …

Stephen Hawking destaca preocupação com AI durante a GMIC Beijing.

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“O desenvolvimento de uma rede completa de AI, poderá resultar no fim da raça humana” disse Stephen Hawking durante o GMIC Beijing 2017 no último dia 28 de abril. A Inteligência Artificial poderá tornar-se uma rede independente futuramente e se redesenhar para melhorar o seu sistema. Humanos, que são limitados por seu desenvolvimento biológico, não poderiam competir. Foi com preocupação …

Will AI really lead to human extinction, as Hawking suggested at GMIC?

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Could artificial intelligence spell the end for mankind? This was the question posed by world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking at the opening of the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing on Thursday. Rather than the internet, AI was the main topic on everybody’s mind, with academics and experts sharing their thoughts about the future of the technology.  In a keynote …

We interviewed Fernando Saddi – Founder and CEO at Easy Carros

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In the last edition of G-Startup, the Brazilian Company Easy Carros got the first position in the Brazilian competition and second place in the most import competition of Silicon Valley. Available for Android, iOS and internet, Easy Carros is an on-demand platform of  services which connects owners of vehicles with the best automotive suppliers. Using the platform, users can request …

Xiaomi makes 1 phone every second in India

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  Xiaomi from China. We’ve gotten used to hearing the “from China” suffix after Xiaomi. But that cannot be true anymore in India. Today, the Chinese giant revealed that over 95 percent of the Xiaomi smartphones being sold in India were made in India. Manu Jain, vice president and managing director of Xiaomi India, declared it while announcing Xiaomi’s new …

Vietnam through the eyes of local startups

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With a population of 90 million, Vietnam is the third largest market in Southeast Asia after Indonesia and the Philippines. Like its counterparts, Vietnam is also home to a lot of young people, approximately 40 percent of whom are less than 25 years old. This growing population of young people will likely be the next generation of consumers and bring big …

(PodCast) Airbnb inches closer to the Chinese market?

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Chinese companies made their debut at this year’s SXSW. Heated bike-sharing venture Mobike, China’s Quora-equivalent Zhihu, among others, shared their view on how Chinese technology is establishing new tech trend. Airbnb is said to have received investment from Chinese state-backed firm CIC(China Investment Corporation) in its latest funding round but will this be enough for it to make a dent …

The Key to Your App Strategy

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Learn why data should be at the center of each decision you make in your mobile strategy.   Developing an app strategy can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there is one place you can start that will help inform all facets of your strategy: data. Whether you already have an app or are looking to create one, data should be at the …