Scaling China's Web: Internet Tales
Dive into the web that interconnects digital citizens in China.
The internet in China is perhaps even more mercurial than its counterparts around the world. And Kaiser Kuo knows more than most given numerous paths he's walked for nearly three decades.
He was former director of international communications at Baidu, China’s go-to search engine after consulting for Youku, China's response to video sharing platforms like YouTube. Alongside making an impact at two of the biggest (tech) companies in China, he's covered the technology and business as a correspondent, writer, and editor for publications like Time Asia, Asia Inc, China Economic Review, Telecom Asia, Wireless Asia, and Asia Computer Weekly. He was the China bureau chief for Silicon Valley-based tech business magazine Red Herring. In between, he was a mobile web entrepreneur, and he oversaw product development, marketing, and sales at Linktone.
Not too long before he delved into tech, he helped form Tang Dynasty, a successful and influential heavy metal and progressive rock band. While some may see a contrast between his pursuits in tech and music, there's actually more in line than note. Both exude the paradoxical spirit of disruption contained.
Kuo is an expert at navigating the blurry lines of technology in China. You'd want to hear Kuo tell tales from both sides of the "Great Firewall," covering a range of issues, triumphs, and insights. Think censorship, the plight of foreign (particularly the U.S.) Internet companies, innovation, and social impact.