Social networking, AI the future: Sohu chief

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Zhang Chaoyang, chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, speaks during an interview in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Nov 16, 2016. [Photo by Wu Xiaobo/chinadaily.com.cn] Social networking and artificial intelligence will be the future for Sohu.com, said Zhang Chaoyang, the internet company’s chairman and chief executive. The internet industry has undergone large-scale changes in recent years, of which the…

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Young internet users encouraged to think twice

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A positive and healthy online culture is key to productivity and transforming young internet natives into mature online citizens, experts have told the third World Internet Conference on Friday. China has 710 million internet users, of which 75 percent fall between the ages of 10 and 39 years old. Cyberspace Administration of China vice minister Ren…

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Why Internet Use Is Low in Africa

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Despite recent improvements in infrastructure and affordability, internet adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing rapidly, a report says. The report says that the continent’s internet adoption isn’t growing at a speedy rate because potential users do not always find the internet relevant enough. According to Bastiaan Quast, co-author of the report and economics fellow of…

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Greg Slater: strike balance between surveillance, security

Greg Slater, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] “It is a very logical speech and the four principles president Xi presented make senses. I believe internet should have rules and from the speech I know Xi is trying to achieve a balance between government surveillance and cyber security issues,”…

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What did the big names say during the 3rd WIC?

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Jack Ma: The next three decades belong to people who can ‘make good use of the internet technology’ Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the third World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, East China’s Zhejiang province, Nov 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd,…

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Technology shines at the Light of the Internet Expo

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Alibaba’s financial arm, Ant Financial, demonstrates its facial recognition device that features ‘smile to pay’ function at the Light of the Internet Expo, known as the teaser of the 3rd World Internet Conference, in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on Nov 15, 2016. [Photo by Liu Zheng/chinadaily.com.cn] An employee of SAP China demonstrates the company’s IoT and big…

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Xi promises closer global cooperation in cyberspace

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video video video China has promised to work together with the world to build a community of common future in cyberspace, said President Xi Jinping during the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on Wednesday. “China will work together with the international community to ensure the common well-being of humanity, uphold cyber sovereignty, promote…

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Internet bigwigs spotlighted at the 3rd WIC in Wuzhen

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Jack Ma (right), chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, poses for photos with a guest before the opening ceremony of the 3rd World Internet Conference (WIC) at the Wuzhen Internet International Convention Center in Wuzhen, East China’s Zhejiang province, on November 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi Corp, is interviewed before the…

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Luxury on social media

An average week in the life of Jeremy Jauncey, CEO Beautiful Destinations, varies between juggling chartered flights, capturing exotic sunsets off the coast of Santorini, and road tripping through South East Asia. Shrouded behind piercing dark eyes and carefully selected words, it is for good reason that the 33-year-old Scotsman is known as the most eligible…

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