ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Business trends

LG, Baidu still playing catch-up with US tech giants

Google and Amazon steal the show at electronics fair, but Asian rivals closing fast

Scott Huffman, Google Assistant vice president of engineering, speaks during an LG news conference at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. (Photo by Toyoki Nakanishi)

LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- LG Electronics' robot didn't quite meet the South Korean company's expectations and China's Baidu admits it still lags Google, but the two showed that the gap is closing between them and their U.S. competitors at the annual CES trade show.

Overall, digital assistants were in the spotlight at the event, in its second day, despite an array of digitalized home appliances and electric cars on display.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more