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Video: We asked the ‘heads-down crowd’ what was on their phones

Reading Time: 2 minutes These mobile users were busy online-shopping, booking hotels and reading about celebrities. Original Link

Slow growth aside, Singles’ Day displayed its value to China retail

Slowing retail growth and competition from other shopping festivals took toll on China’s Singles’ Day. Original Link

China spins real life Frankensteinian gene-editing tale

Gene-editing is of enormous significance in the prevention and treatment of human disease. But caution is not a bad thing. Original Link

Video: How in-ear translator WT2 crosses borders

Typical customers include business users and couples who want to better communicate with international in-laws. Original Link

Chinese titan Tencent plays an aggressive new game: luxury

Calling Tencent Holdings a ‘video game giant’ in China could soon be a thing of the past. Original Link

Nanshan District spurs entrepreneurs on path to success

From ‘the home of fakes’ to China’s ‘innovation capital.’ Tech official shares his take on Shenzhen’s Nanshan District. Original Link

Bytedance adds fuel to India’s ethnic and religious fires

India has become the battleground for Chinese internet companies’ proxy war. Fake news is their chief weapon. Original Link

A walk down TechCrunch Shenzhen’s Startup Alley

Take a walk with us down Startup Alley, a high-tech gathering of dog bones, skin scanners and skateboards. Original Link

Can foreign startups bridge China’s tech gap?

Speaking to a crowd at a conference in Tel Aviv recently, the head of one of the world’s largest online […] Original Link

New Retail tech is backbone of Singles’ Day for Alibaba

Double 11 will showcase New Retail technology like never before, in stores and warehouses, both in China and abroad. Original Link

9 Features That Make a Great Task Management Tool

With the soaring number of task management applications, finding the ideal tool can be time-consuming and confusing. The criteria for each tool depends on the organization, their needs, and requirements, as well as work processes. A range of features, ease of use, reliability, security, and expense can greatly affect your choice in management tools.

So how do you make sure you are investing in the right tool that can facilitate your task management without complicating work processes?

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Announcing the latest TechNode podcast: The China Tech Investor podcast

Each week, the two look at their watchlist and talk about what’s happening with listed Chinese tech companies. Original Link

I’m a Zhihu user. My Zhihu Credit score is 564

Zhihu’s credit experiment serves as a barometer for the health of the Chinese internet.  Original Link

China’s quest for tech chutzpah goes through Israel’s Silicon Wadi

Israel’s thriving tech hub offers China access to deep tech and tight connections to Silicon Valley. Original Link

Blockchain rules expose China’s Achilles’ heel 

Closer scrutiny of blockchain could stifle China’s tech and innovation aspirations. Original Link

New proposed rules could rock China’s blockchain industry. Here’s what they mean

The draft regulations require blockchain users go through real-name registration, and service providers take responsibility for content. Original Link

Cute or cult? Inside Alibaba’s curious nickname culture

Mythical monikers among employees add a dash of fun to Alibaba culture, but some see a darker side. Original Link

China must take bold action to attract foreign trailblazers

The world has two tech superpowers—the incumbent and the rising rival, emerging as separate and competing players. Original Link

3 reasons why AI won’t replace human translators… yet

The public response to a scandal around “AI-powered translation” reveals how much AI is taken for granted. Original Link

Chinese tech stocks feel early winter chill

Global equity markets have had a rough week, but Chinese tech stocks are having a particularly painful time. Original Link

How to Facilitate an Awesome Sprint Review in ”Bazaar Mode”

The main purpose of the Sprint Review (SR) is to collect feedback. After seriously inspecting the product, a number of changes to the backlog or action points for solving impediments should be identified.

The Scrum Guide says:

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Bytedance’s teen protection problem

How and when are content platforms like Bytedance’s responsible for protecting their underage users? Original Link

TechNode Reviews the OnePlus 6

Does this cost-conscious premium phone match up with its higher-end competitors? Original Link

90 New Features and APIs in JDK 11 (Part 2)

The new six-month release cadence of the JDK means that before we’ve even really figured out what the new features are in JDK 10 along comes JDK 11. I posted an earlier blog where I listed all 109 new features and APIs I could find in JDK 10, so it seemed obvious to do the same thing for JDK 11. I’m going to use a different format from the previous post. In this series, I have divided everything into two sections: features that are visible to developers and everything else. This second installment focuses on everything else — from nest-based access control to garbage collectors and more.

Non-Developer Features

JEP 181: Nest-Based Access Control

Java (and other languages) supports nested classes through inner classes. To make this work correctly, it requires the compiler to perform some tricks. Here’s an example:

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The Little Red Book is a social e-commerce platform that’s not an e-commerce platform at all

The social e-commerce platform has carved up a niche among 100 million of China’s young, middle-class, and mostly female consumers. Original Link

90 New Features and APIs in JDK 11 (Part 1)

JDK 11

The new six-month release cadence of the JDK means that before we’ve even really figured out what the new features are in JDK 10 along comes JDK 11. I posted an earlier blog where I listed all 109 new features and APIs I could find in JDK 10, so it seemed obvious to do the same thing for JDK 11. I’m going to use a different format from the previous post. In this post, I’ll divide everything into two sections: features that are visible to developers and everything else. This way, if you’re interested in just what will affect your development work, you can check out the second installment.

The total I counted was 90 (that’s JEPs plus new classes and methods, excluding the individual ones for the HTTP client and Flight Recorder). Although that’s eleven less than I found in JDK 10, I think it’s fair to say more functionality has been added to JDK 11 — certainly at the JVM level.

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Cheetah Mobile discusses the future of AI and humanity

While it takes time for any superintelligence to be born, AI’s purpose, if there is any, should serve the ultimate purpose of mankind. Original Link

Java 11 String API Updates

It turns out that the new upcoming LTS JDK 11 release is bringing a few interesting String API updates to the table.

Let’s have a look at them and the interesting facts surrounding them.

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Jack Ma on the challenges and opportunities in “New Manufacturing”

Alibaba’s charismatic leader Jack Ma today (September 19) called for Chinese traditional manufacturers to fully embrace what he called the […] Original Link

JDK 12 News: Switch Expressions and Raw String Literals

With the General Availability of JDK 11 planned for later this month (25 September 2018), it’s a good time to start looking more closely at JDK 12.

In a message titled "Proposed schedule for JDK 12" on the OpenJDK jdk-dev mailing list, Mark Reinhold announced, "With JDK 11 nearly out the door, here’s a proposed schedule for JDK 12." The schedule for JDK 12 proposed in that message includes the "Release-Candidate Phase" starting on 31 January 2019 and "General Availability" of JDK 12 on 19 March 2019.

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