Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Coronavirus: Tobacco, waterpipe use increases risk of severe COVID-19 infection

People who have cardiovascular and respiratory conditions caused by tobacco or waterpipe use are at a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, the World Health Organisation has said. WHO Eastern...

Tesla gets OK to produce long-range Model 3 at China factory – TechCrunch

Tesla has received government approval to produce the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 vehicle at its Chinese factory, according to documents posted Friday on the Ministry of...

Tracking China’s astounding venture capital slowdown – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Heading into the new year, it wasn’t known that the coronavirus,...

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The...

DJI patents an off-road rover with a stabilized camera on top – TechCrunch

DJI is easily the leading brand when it comes to camera drones, but few companies have even attempted a ground-based mobile camera platform. The company may be moving in...

GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes – TechCrunch

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....

TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation...

TikTok has issued a public apology to a teenager who had her account suspended shortly after posting a video that asked viewers to research the persecution of Uighur people...

Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel – TechCrunch

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....

Is that the internet we want? – TechCrunch

China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression and the definition of dangerous speech must be kept in check, Facebook’s CEO Mark...

Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by...

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...

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