IT industry

In China, Big Data Is Becoming Big Business

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson describes Chinese companies’ growing interest in “big data”, which has been described in the West as “A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and...

Inside China’s Censorship Machine

The National Post excerpts a section of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom, by Rebecca MacKinnon, which explains the many layers of Internet censorship in China: China’s censorship system is...

One Click Forward, Two Back

Caixin has a pessimistic assessment of China’s Internet industry, which it says is in a “state of chaos”: In the coming three to five years, three trends will determine the direction of innovation on the...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Fights To Win Back Trust

Forbes profiles Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce site, and his handling of a pending crisis at his company earlier this year: On Feb. 18 some Alibaba board members held a videoconference. The internal...

China’s Young College Grads Toil in ‘Ant Tribes’

AP reports on the young tech workers who live in slums outside major cities in what have become known as “ant tribes”: The Chinese born after 1980 are among the most privileged generation in China’s long...

China’s High-Tech Underclass

A photo essay in Newsweek by Mark Leong looks at the growing numbers of young, urban, white collar workers in China’s IT industry: The number of college graduates in China is growing far faster than the number of...

More Than Just a Factory Floor Now

From the Economist blog: When Google pulled out of China back in March, it must have hoped that other Western technology heavyweights would show a little solidarity. Not that it expected others to follow suit, but at least some...

China Hails Internet, Praises Twitter

From the Wall Street Journal blog: China on Tuesday released an official white paper on the country’s Internet industry. It reviews the history of China’s Internet, from its first connection in 1994, a single 64-kilobit line in...

Zhan Jiang: Web Company Listings Must Face Scrutiny

China Media Project translates an article by Zhan Jiang which ran in the Beijing Times about the different standards applied to official and private web companies in legal cases over the illegal republication of news: …The...

Google Exit Appears to Benefit Top China Rival, Baidu

Since Google moved its Chinese search engine to Hong Kong, Baidu has made rapid gains in the mainland market, Reuters reports: Baidu posted first-quarter net profit of 481 million renminbi, or $70.4 million, up from 181 million...

Jarain: If You Want to Start an Internet Business in China

Google’s challenge to the Chinese government brought into stark relief the frustration many foreign IT companies feel working around Chinese government censorship. But many in the domestic industry feel the same way, as...



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