The cloud and retail giant is preparing to expand its voice-activated assistant's capabilities with the launch of a beta software development kit to help outsiders to build apps.
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Alipay, the e-payment arm of Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group, announced on Tuesday that more than 100 million people participated in sending lucky money, or Hongbao in Chinese, via mobile apps during the past Chinese New Year holiday.
The Cupertino-based technology giant will open five new retail stores in China before Chinese Lunar New Year, set for February 15 this year, taking its total number of official outlets to 20 in the country.
Alibaba Group has joined SoftBank Group and Tiger Global in a $600 million funding round for Travice Inc, the Chinese operator of taxi app Kuaidi Dache.
Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are being poorly treated, undercover investigations by the BBC claims.
Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
WhatsApp may have received all the attention thanks to its acquisition by Facebook, but today it is Tencent's WeChat that is making waves around the world.
Google for Work is also flaunting a "premier" partner track, which includes access to exclusive events and "other financial incentives."
Chinese developers are now able to make money by selling their apps on the Google Play Store, with the internet giant announcing that it is extending its app store merchant support to the country.
The new app WeChat Phonebook can make phone calls completely free of charge under Wi-Fi, and uses little data while using mobile internet.
Apple's anticipated smartwatch is due for release early next year, according to a senior executive.
Apple has pledged $100 million to President Obama's ConnectED initiative, a scheme designed to promote the use of technology in schools.
Can Google's Inbox app make my life easier? Sure, but the real test is to throw a few hundred messages at it and see what happens.
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.
Apple has provided a lesson in browser security after hackers hijack connections to iCloud.com in China.
Google says more than 40 million students, teachers and administrators are actively using Google Apps for Education.
Drive for Education is an academic version of the popular storage service for use with the Google Apps for Education suite.
Google is improving upon an app popular for personal and business use cases alike.
What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?
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