China Roundup: SoftBank leads Didi’s $500M round and Meituan crosses $100B valuation

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

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Audi launches high-tech car unit Artemis to fast-track a ‘pioneering’ EV to market

Audi has created a new business unit called Artemis to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other tech to market

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As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads

Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world.

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Porsche’s newest app lets buyers track the progress of their 911

Porsche has been placing more resources into developing digital services as it tries to match the tech demands of its customers. The latest effort

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How will Europe’s coronavirus contacts tracing apps work across borders?

Solutions should allow Member States’ servers to communicate and receive relevant keys between themselves using a trusted and secure mechanism. Roaming users should upload

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Berlin’s Zenjob gets $30M to take its digital staffing service nationwide and beyond

Berlin -based recruitment startup, Zenjob, which operates a digital platform connecting students with highly flexible temp jobs in sectors such as retail, logistics and

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