Unlike its U.S. rival, though, the Chinese search giant is developing a vehicle that allows drivers to take control if they choose to and is designed to assist drivers on the road.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.
Chinese search giant opens another startup development center in northern Chinese municipal of Tianjin, offering free office space as well as finance, legal, and technical support.
Thammassat University launches digital services for its four libraries allowing users to borrow e-books, making it the first Thai education institute to offer a digital library.
Investors from failed Bitcoin exchange express anger following the first creditors meeting in Tokyo where questions remain unanswered over how US$500 million worth of the digital currency went missing.
Countries must set aside their differences and work together to create new norms of behavior in an interconnected digital world, or risk having the current digital chaos "bleed" into the physical world, warns RSA chairman Art Coviello.
Spearheaded by local telco StarHub, the crowdfunding site is open to the general public and features 11 Asia-based projects including assistive technology and mechanical smartwatch hybrid.
South Korean government is drawing up a 10-year plan to promote and develop 3D printing into a new growth market for the country, as well as better coordinate current research efforts.
Virtualization vendor inks deal with SoftBank's telecom and IT reseller subsidiaries to offer its infrastructure-as-a-service offering in Japan, making it the first Asian market to offer the VMware service.
iPhone maker dismisses suggestions that the "frequent locations" function on the smartphone can monitor the location of the user's movements, noting that personal data is encrypted and stored locally on the device.
Country's third-largest handset manufacturer is facing liquidation if local telcos refuse to participate in a debt-for-equity swap scheme initiated by Pantech creditors.