China’s big tech problem: even in a state-managed economy, digital companies grow too powerful
Like the EU and unlike the US, China is trying to rein in the power of big tech companies. Can we learn from these efforts?
Facial recognition for gamers, app store bans for Didi: what’s behind China’s recent crackdown on big tech?
With the recent travails of Didi, and the emergence of Tencent's facial recognition feature, China's tech sector is undergoing major upheaval.
The Future, This Week 16 Nov 18: AI puppets, fake stuff, and cashless
This week: puppets reading news, fake stuff, and Sweden’s out of cash.
The Future, This Week 21 Sep 18: privacy, measurements, and ad poetry
This week: selling privacy, for good measure, and automated advertising poetry.
The extraordinary power of China’s corporate ‘mega ecosystems’
Companies like Didi and Meituan are increasingly coming into competition.
The Future, This Week 08 December 2017
This week: building the digital Silk Road, brands in the age of Amazon, and my robot friend.
How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft by 2030
China is more than capable of reaching its goal of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research, not just follow existing technology.
Entrepreneurship and China’s big three
How can China’s emerging entrepreneurs compete in a culture that is dominated by the big three - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent - who imitate or consume any smaller competitor?
Jack Ma and the unicorns
The next tech superstar will come from whoever develops something that invalidates how people consume or produce in some way, because Jack Ma is not going to vacate his position.