Google opens another office in China
Following its announcement to open an AI lab in China last month, Google is now expanding to in Shenzhen, heart of the world's hardware hub. According to Techcrunch who has acquired an internal correspondence, Google told its staff that the office space would be a more permanent base for staff working or business-travelling in the area. Shenzhen hosts the majority of China's largest tech companies, including Tencent, Huawei, ZTE and Ali. The move is reportedly associated with Google's plan to make its Home devices and more in the area, where hardware and logistic support are readily available.
The new DJI will make appearance next week
DJI will reveal its new drone on Jan 23, in New York City. The drone giant did not make a eye-catching splash in the recent CES. But the latest promo video is dropping hints that the new product will likely be a compact, foldable and backpack-friendly version for outdoor adventurers .
YouTube tightens rules for publisher monetization
YouTube is raising the threshold for channel and creator monetization under YouTube Partner Program, as they now have to tally at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 play hours from last year to be able to make income from ads. The previous standard was 10,000 public views without any specific requirement for annual video hours.
Stunning meteor explosion over Michigan night sky
A meteor exploded in Michigan sky last night when it was entering the Earth's atmosphere, and casting a brief yet spectacular show for the lucky witnesses. NASA estimates it travelled between 40,000 to 50,000 miles to get to Earth and weighed about a metric ton.