9GAG CEO Ray Chan: Building a healthy community is a never-ending battle

July 27, 2017

If you enjoy getting lost in memes and social media, youve undoubtedly stumbled across 9GAG at some point. 9GAG is a Hong Kong-based site that hosts and distributes funny pictures, videos and memes. In terms of audience, its up there with content hosting and distribution sites like UNILAD and LADBible. With 41.1 million Instagram followers, 9GAG is one of the largest media entertainment brands on Instagram globally. So what exactly…


This country is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

July 25, 2017

)Image: AFP/Getty Images This sounds a little like Minority Report to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects before a crime is committed. According to a report from the Financial Times, authorities are tapping on facial recognition tech, and combining that with predictive intelligence to notify police of potential criminals, based on their behaviour patterns. Guangzhou-headquartered Cloud Walk has been trialing its facial recognition system…


Chinafrica is a macro megatrend set to impact everything from Silicon Valley to Wall Street

July 8, 2017

Josh Wolfe is the managing partner and co-founder of Lux Capital. VCs and startup founders rarely pay attention to slow-moving but powerful macro global events, especially with so many fast-moving things to focus on at the micro level, like technology, teams and trends. While VCs and startup founders often are the earliest to know about cutting-edge technological advances bubbling from the bottom up (while public-market hedge fund and global macro…


Trump risks global trade war if he restricts imports of steel and aluminum

July 4, 2017

By invoking a rarely used law from the cold war era, Trump could limit imports of goods deemed critical to national defence and satisfy his America first policy Chinese and European diplomats have warned Donald Trump against reported plans to restrict imports of steel and aluminum a strategy that risks triggering a global trade war. By invoking a rarely used law from the cold war era, the US president could…


Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

June 22, 2017

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICOd digital assets Last week,Reutersreportedthat the U.S. government is considering placing new restrictions on Chinese investment into American companies developing artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies with strategic importance to the United States. The…


College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

Image: AFP/ Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering trends that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter sillines, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up world-class, catwalk rule to dance recitals, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College( YWICC) near Shanghai says it…


Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

June 18, 2017

Amazon is devouring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Chinas Mobike causes $600 M to expand its bicycles on-demand service worldwide Credits Written by : Tito Hamze, John Mannes Hosted by : Tito Hamze Filmed by : Tito Hamze Edited by: Chris Gates Notes : < li> I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report( Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself ). If you are a…


UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

May 23, 2017

States would have to destroy any atomic weapon they have and would be forbidden from transferring them A draft treaty restricting the owned and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of a held expedition, supported by more than 130 non-nuclear regimes annoyed with the sclerotic tempo of disarmament, to proscribe nuclear weapons and urged nuclear-armed the countries to disarm. Nine countries are known or believed…


Chinese startup Infervision emerges from stealth with an AI tool for diagnosing lung cancer

May 9, 2017

Roughly 600,000 people in China die fromlung cancer every year.that Chinas state mediahas not only been forced to report on the spread of cancer in the country, but also lay the blame squarely at the feet of the nations runaway pollution problem. Its not just the high incidence of cancer in China thats the problem. The issue is compounded by a lack of quality healthcare in much of the country,…


China to question Apple about use of app streaming to beat censors

April 20, 2017

Three government agencies head crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese officials will interview Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business context for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural rights law enforcement crew will jointly summon Apple, almost a quarter of Apples worldwide receipt in the companys most…