"The tech world has many innovations to offer us, so it (the future) will be a marriage of technology companies and automakers", Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, told China Daily at an event in Shanghai on Tuesday. Ford is reportedly pursuing the deal in order to capture sales from the emerging marketplace where vehicles are being sold online in increasing numbers. It recently promised to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity. They'll study areas to cooperate "that are reshaping the automotive industry in China and around the world", Ford said in a prepared statement.
The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) to combine forces and jointly search for business opportunities including the cloud computing, retail, and connectivity which may include selling of Ford cars on the Alibaba's online retail podium, Tmall.
Daniel Zhang, chief executive officer of Alibaba, explained that the firm is investing significant resources into the automotive sector and said it was "excited to redefine the consumer journey and user experience for automobiles" in its partnership with Ford. "Our data-driven technology and platform will expand the definition of auto ownership beyond just having a mode of transportation and into a new medium for a smart lifestyle".
Alibaba in a statement on Thursday said digital marketing-focused Alimama and operating system firm AliOS would be among subsidiaries working with Ford under the three-year agreement. Collaborating with leading technology players builds on our vision for smart vehicles in a smart world to reimagine and revolutionize consumers' mobility experiences, " said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.
The source said Ford was lagging "behind in using big data" to monitor sales trends and effectively market its passenger vehicles and the move to online sales as well as the access to Tmall's huge database of information on consumers would help it to catch up.
Texas Democrats said Thursday that they won't give back campaign money generated from a fundraiser headlined by disgraced Sen. Senate came on the heels of yet another accuser coming forward with charges of untoward sexual conduct.
The Fourteenth Court of Appeals sent the matter back to the lower court for a decision in line with that ruling. And that was despite a dissent from Trump's most recently appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Tremors were also felt in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Uttarakhand's Chamoli, indicating that the seismic event occured pan-India. A magnitude 5.5 natural disaster tremors hit parts of Uttarakhand Wednesday.
Cathay Pacific's crew reported seeing the weapon re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, while Korean Air said its pilots "saw a flash". Amid reports that North Korea is testing nuclear missiles , airlines are rerouting flight paths to avoid North Korean airspace.
However, NBC is pushing back, saying that the contract is void because Lauer was sacked "with cause", a.k.a. Three women are known to have filed formal complaints with NBC this week about Lauer's alleged wrongdoing.
Not only the removal of Nest's products, but Google is also miffed over Amazon's continued ignorance of Google Home or Chromecast. So, for now, Amazon's Echo Show and its Fire TV can only access YouTube via its existing website, not through the app.
In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The institute's Top Safety Pick+ winners include small cars , midsize cars , large luxury cars and midsize SUVs .
It is Arsenal , and that is hard enough without us being focused on other things. "I love tennis, I don't play tennis". Ash just scored the goal at Watford so if he feels it then fine, or I feel it then I will tell him.
Amazon Prime Video App And Apple TV Finally Come Together
Prime Video requires tvOS 11.1 or higher, which can be downloaded in Settings System Software Update on your Apple TV. Presently, if a user tries to buy a film or TV show via Amazon's iOS app , he or she is directed to Amazon's website.
John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy
John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. People magazine reported that Mayer, 40, has been touring with the band, an offshoot of the Grateful Dead , this fall.
Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset goes official
The laptop comes with Qualcomm's X16 LTE modem with speeds up to 1gbps, which is 3-7 times faster than average broadband speeds. Battery life that lasts days means you can charge your PC as little as once a week, and not have to carry around power cords.
World Cup 2018 groups announced
Asked for his memories of that game, he said: "The goal Beckham scored!" "Panama are very happy with this group". But the matches against Tunisia and England will be particularly evocative for their coach Hernan Dario Gomez .
Amethi Civic polls: SP leads in Gauriganj, BJP in Jais
This is being seen as a desperate attempt by BSP supreme Mayawati to stay relevant in the state, which she has ruled four times. The state election commission previously said that counting of votes will be held at 334 centers at district headquarters.