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Professor Song-Chun Zhu of UCLA is one of the world’s leading authorities on computer vision. He has won numerous grants, including from the Pentagon—and more recently from Huawei Technologies. Now, Mr. Zhu, who has already received one-third of the $450,000 Huawei grant, says he doesn’t want to accept the rest because of the controversy swirling around the Chinese telecom ...
Google is secretly exploring ways to use Tencent as a proxy for Google Cloud in China, where the U.S. company doesn’t operate its own cloud-computing business, people familiar with the matter said.
If the project moves forward, corporate customers using Google Cloud’s software tools and services outside China—for tasks ranging from database management to analytics to ...
On the 20th floor of a nondescript office building in China’s southern boomtown of Shenzhen, employees from small businesses such as electronic-component makers can often be seen in a colorful bright office checking out big TV screens displaying Google Search, Gmail and YouTube—which are otherwise blocked in China.
They are in one of more than two dozen Google Export Experience ...
Matt Pyken knows how to tell a story. Over a 20-year career as a writer, he has worked on broadcast TV dramas including “Empire” and “Castle,” and consulted on other shows, including “Mr. Robot.” But over the past few months he had an entirely new assignment: helping TV writers in India learn to write for a global audience.
Netflix hired Mr. Pyken to work as ...
Last year, when Uber was grappling with a series of controversies that led to the ouster of founder Travis Kalanick, the president of China’s ride-hailing behemoth Didi Chuxing, Jean Liu, was being touted as an executive role model. What a difference a year makes.
Even as a new CEO at Uber has calmed the waters at that company, Didi has been plunged into its own drama that has squeezed ...
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