Day: June 22, 2020

How Salesforce plans to make virtual TrailheaDX 2020 a better, more meaningful tech conference

For Salesforce, taking TrailheaDX digital is about more than just keeping the event going, the company wants to make TDX a better, more inclusive, and more meaningful tech event.

Salesforce’s annual TrailheaDX developer event usually draws thousands of coders, admins, and architects to San Francisco. But this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, TDX (as the conference is also called) is joining other major tech events, such as 
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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Microsoft’s Build

, HPE Discover, and SAP SAPPHIRE NOW, by going completely virtual.

Delivering event content online is by no means new to the tech industry. Keynotes are often live streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing. Slide presentations are provided for download on event websites. Product announcements are pushed out through press releases. Attendees are encouraged to share their show experiences on social media. And, then there’s the flurry of press coverage provided by

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Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi.

China tech at home

Huawei’s foray into autos

Huawei might be bringing the technology behind its Kirin smartphone processor into cars. According to Chinese tech publication 36Kr, Huawei has signed a strategic deal with domestic electric car giant BYD, which would be using the Kirin chips to digitize the “cockpits” (generally refer to the drivers’ cabins) in its cars.

The Kirin chips are developed by Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon to hedge against U.S. sanctions and become self-sufficient in core smartphone technologies. What’s noticeable is that BYD, backed by Warren Buffet, had previously announced to adopt

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