Google Signs Patent Deal With Chinese Tech Giant Tencent

Recently after Google announced the return of Google Maps in China, there is more news coming up. Reports say Google has announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Google had earlier signed similar deals with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Cisco Systems Inc, but the deal with Tencent is a first with a large Chinese tech firm. Google has not disclosed any financial terms of the deal but said that the agreement with the Chinese social media and gaming firm Tencent covers a broad range of products and paves the way for collaboration on technology in the future. Read More

China Finally Has Google Maps After 8 Long Years

Google Maps is setting foot back in China since 2010. That year saw a rift between the Chinese Government and Google which had lead to the search engine’s exit from the Chinese market.

Many of the Google services like YouTube and Google search are still unavailable in China, where the popularity of android-based smartphones has always been massive. So, Google will be launching a China-specific version of this service. When the users launch and try to find navigation on this app, they will be automatically directed to an app from AutoNavi, a mapping company owned by Alibaba. Read More

Google Working On Self-Doubting AI Systems

Google is advancing in AI technology with ongoing research which focusses on popular deep-learning frameworks that will enable them to handle probability. This will measure the confidence to AI programs to make a decision and also when the AI should doubt themselves.

In the past few years, deep learning machines have been able to recognize objects in images or transcribe speech almost perfectly. Though it requires lot of computing power and training data, and may well get frail at times. Read More

Google Invests In China’s Video Streaming Platform Chushou

China is catching up with the video streaming service similar to Twitch, which is based in USA. The ban on YouTube and many other websites in China has been a barrier to the chinese users. Now, this new streaming platform Chushou hopes to progress in China with proper funding and backing up from Google.

Google is part of $120 million round of funding among other companies which will help this platform to expand around the world. Chushou is a mobile video games streaming service that has accumulated more than 8 million unique streamers since first launching in 2015, with an average of 250,000 players streaming daily. Read More