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Jeremy Wagstaff: Tech in Asia, Indonesia, the Alipay Question

It is hard to overstate the massive resources Asia-born businesses have thrown at the technology revolution, the huge amounts brain power and capital committed to developing new products and services in this part of the world. We’ve all heard the stories of how...

Jing Bing Zhang: The Rise of Robotics

Some of you will have heard the term “4th Industrial Revolution.” If you haven’t…well…don’t look now, but you’re living though the midst of it. So what is the 4th Industrial Revolution: it’s an era defined by a mashup of new technological advances; big data analytics,...

Jeremy Wagstaff: New Kids on the Block Chain

You’ve probably heard of Block Chain. But what is it? How does it work? Those are just two of the questions we put to my guest this episode, Jeremy Wagstaff, a Chief Technology correspondent in Asia. It’s a complex situation, one that’s important now and that is going...

Entrepreneurship in North Korea: The Choson Exchange

This is not the North Korea discussion you’re expecting. There’s no escalating saber-rattling and not a single mention of nuclear warheads. We know your newsfeed is filled with rumors of a US-North Korean nuke-fest and we thought we’d do something a little different....

Alibaba’s Hema: Data, eCommerce, Chinese Retail

To celebrate the retail craziness that arrives in each November in North America, we bring you an episode focused on the most overtly commercial day of the year in China – Singles Day! Singles Day started in the 1990s as a quirky “why buy for others when you can buy...

David Goldstein: Disruption of Media Delivery in Asia

This episode tells the story of yet another major disruption in the making. This time it’s the telecommunications and media sectors and it’s the result of a complicated confluence of events—a sort of perfect storm. Here’s the rundown. There are three moving parts....

Elisa Mallis: China Going Global

We live in transformative times. China is coming into its own in an unprecedented way. Previous episodes have focused on this trend in a connection with a variety of sectors: trade, economic growth, politics, digital media, environmental policy. In this episode our...

Mikko​ ​Niemelä: Asia, Cyberattack, The Dark Web

The word “hacker” has been around since the early ‘60s. It first shows up at MIT after the successful hacking of a telephone system. “Many telephone services have been curtailed,” announces the memo where the word debuts, “because of so-called hackers” who have...

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