• Tesla hires James Zhou as China CFO

    24 days ago - By Reuters

    Tesla Inc on Friday announced a number of key executive hires including James Zhou as its China CFO and Neeraj Manrao, a former Apple executive, as director of energy manufacturing.
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  • An executive from a top German soccer club explained why European clubs are so eager to break into the American and Chinese markets

    An executive from a top German soccer club explained why European clubs are so eager to break into the American and Chinese markets

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Big European soccer clubs are increasingly trying to build brand awareness and make new fans in the United States and China.
    A marketing executive from Bayer Leverkusen in Germany explained that this was because it is hard for clubs to gain new fans in places rich with soccer history like Germany.
    One of the ultimate long-term goals is to find a talented American or Chinese soccer player to bring in new fans from these areas.
    At a recent roundtable, Jochen A. Rotthaus, the director of marketing and communications for Bayer Leverkusen, explained why clubs like Bayer are so determined to...
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  • Google's Duo and Cisco's Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store

    Google's Duo and Cisco's Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store

    25 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Earlier this week, it came to light that Apple had removed a number of VoIP-based calling apps from the App Store, at the request of the Chinese government. The apps had been using CallKit, Apple's new developer toolset that provides the calling interface for VoIP apps, freeing up developers to handle the backend communications. China's government asked developers, by way of Apple, to remove CallKit from their apps sold on the China App Store, or they can remove their apps entirely.
    Notices Apple sent out to the developers were first spotted by 9to5Mac , who shared a snippet from of one of...
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  • China's top electric car startup is using Apple's playbook in China to take on Tesla

    China's top electric car startup is using Apple's playbook in China to take on Tesla

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    NIO is a Chinese electric car startup that is trying to take on Tesla using the same method that Apple used to dominate the smartphone market with iPhones.
    Founder William Li is focusing on building an ecosystem of products and services beyond just the car that make it harder for consumers to switch brands and lock people into using the company.
    NIO said it is applying a tech philosophy to the auto industry focusing on the user experience rather than simply the product.
    Chinese electric car startup NIO thinks it can take on Tesla and the auto industry by using similar strategies that Apple...
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