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Facebook commits $20M to UNF, WHO and CDC to tackle COVID-19
Facebook said on Friday that it is committing to match $20 million in donations, a fraction of its quarterly profit, to support global relief efforts for COVID-19 coronavirus. Mark Zuckerberg, the
If Uber’s global record is anything to go by, it was bound to exit Indian food delivery
Nothing less than "number one or number two."
China Roundup: Ant Financial’s new boss and Tencent’s army of new apps
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are looking at
Nvidia debuts Drive AGX Orin and open-sources autonomous car AI models
Nvidia today revealed its latest full-stack autonomous driving platform -- Drive AGX Orin -- and a partnership with Didi Chuxing.
Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets
Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter startup in international markets — a month after the nation introduced
How the massive scale of SoftBank’s Vision Fund helps—and hurts—its investments
SoftBank is the biggest tech investor, but that doesn't mean it's the best.
China’s Didi to relaunch Hitch carpooling service this month
Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing said today it will conduct a trial relaunch of its Hitch carpooling service in seven major Chinese cities with additional safety features by end of the month,
Didi relaunches carpooling after two women were murdered—by imposing a curfew on women
Following the murder of two female passengers last year, China's largest ride-sharing company is restarting carpooling—but only until 8pm if you're a woman.
A new Chinese ranking of global unicorns puts China ahead of the US for the first time
China has 206 unicorns, compared with 203 for the US, according to the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List.
China’s ride-hailing passengers are spotting a new detail in driver profiles: Party membership
The passenger will see a red background, accompanied a Party emblem, in the Party member driver's profile photo.
SoftBank-backed Getaround is raising $200M at a $1.5B+ valuation
And the next car-sharing unicorn is...
China is leaning on ride-hailing to boost sales of electric vehicles
China's electrifying its ride-sharing to boost sales and use of electric cars—but the burden of making the switch is falling on drivers.
Ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing will offer robotaxi service in Shanghai
Self-driving taxis are quickly becoming a reality well beyond the US. Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing has unveiled plans for a pilot robotaxi service in Shanghai's Jiading District. It'll only
Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021
Didi Chuxing will begin picking up ride-hailing passengers with self-driving cars in Shanghai in just a few months, according to company CTO Zhang Bo (via Reuters). The plan is to roll out autonomous
Didi announces autonomous taxi pilot for Shanghai
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is launching a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai, after spinning out its driverless car business as a standalone unit.
China's Uber to launch fleet of self-driving taxis
Uber's biggest rival in China is getting into the self-driving game. Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has announced plans to launch a fleet of autonomous taxis. Aiming to become the first
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SoftBank, el fondo japonés que ha invertido 18.000 millones en Uber y su competencia
La firma de inversión se hace con las principales compañías de vehículos de alquiler y compartidos en el mundo
China is betting on slow but steady to win the self-driving car race
Beijing won't tolerate a fatal incident like Uber's crash in Arizona. So it's asking companies to test within strict boundaries.
Here are your four apps to understand China’s grassroots consumers
These rising super apps, focused on entertainment, shopping, and healthcare, target users who feel overlooked by China's biggest tech platforms.
China’s Didi Chuxing spins off autonomous driving unit
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has decided to move more aggressively to develop its technology by spinning out its self-driving car unit.