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China Tech Talk

Oct 29, 2017

This week John and Matt follow up with Florian Bohnert, Head of Global Partnerships about what Mobike has been up to since we last talked, including:

  • How Mobike has expanded into global markets
  • The challenges of globalizing from China
  • Finding talent and educating users
  • Differences in recreational vs commute use in...


Oct 22, 2017

The first reference episode for China Tech Talk delves into the broader conditions enabling China speed, including:

  • Economic growth and habituated pace of change
  • Generational differences in user habits
  • Super apps
  • Values that don't include net neutrality or the open web
  • The phone as life's control center

Links

  • Matthew...


24: The water we swim in

Oct 22, 2017

The first reference episode for China Tech Talk delves into the broader conditions enabling China speed, including:

  • Economic growth and habituated pace of change
  • Generational differences in user habits
  • Super apps
  • Values that don't include net neutrality or the open web
  • The phone as life's control center

Links

  • Matthew...


Oct 15, 2017

John and Matt start with new group chat rules as well as VPNs and end up talking about deeper questions the economic implications of a truly tech-savvy Chinese government, specifically:

  • Rules affecting group chats in WeChat, QQ, and Baidu Tieba
  • The technical sophistication of China's internet control policy
  • How China's...


Oct 2, 2017

John and Matt talk with Ling Kong, CTO of Dianrong about:

  • How peer-to-peer (P2P) lending got started
  • What makes Dianrong different from their competitors (hint: there's a reason we're talking to the CTO)
  • How the government sees the P2P lending industry
  • Why and how China's credit habits are changing
  • What a private...