How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts – gpgmail

Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social media platforms. Originally launched as a question-and-answer site similar to Quora, Zhihu has grown to be a central hub for […]

Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon’s original Echo speaker seemed like something no one would want when it launched in 2014. That feels like ages ago because consumers are now happily gobbling up smart speakers with always-on voice assistant features. After rising to the number […]

Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market – gpgmail

The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. Amazon continued to lead the race, accounting for 6.6 million units shipped in the quarter. Google, however, fell to the third spot as China’s Baidu surged ahead. Baidu in Q2 grew a […]

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – gpgmail

After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, which […]

Baidu beats estimates on strong video streaming growth – gpgmail

Chinese technology group Baidu on Monday posted a revenue of 26.33 billion yuan ($3.73 billion) for the quarter that ended in June, beating analysts’ estimates of 25.77 billion yuan ($3.65 billion) as its video streaming service iQiyi continues to see strong growth. The 19-year-old firm’s shares were up more than 9% in extended trading. The […]

The five great reasons to attend gpgmail’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF – gpgmail

The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to gpgmail’s first-ever show focused entirely on enterprise. But here are five more reasons to commit to joining gpgmail’s editors on September 5 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center […]

China’s largest Q&A platform, Zhihu, raises $434 million from investors including Kuaishou, Baidu and Tencent – gpgmail

Zhihu, the largest question and answer platform in China, has raised a $434 million Series F. This is not only the company’s biggest round since it launched in 2011, but also one of the largest secured over the past two years by a Chinese Internet culture and entertainment company, said China Renaissance, which served as […]