China’s New Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Brainwaves

It’s safe to say that our private information isn’t private anymore. New technologies are collecting data to be sold or shared between companies… in sometimes questionable ways. Y’all really think that Black Mirror isn’t gonna happen? Well, it’s not GOING to happen. It’s already happening. Let’s start in China, where employers are monitoring their employees’ […]

Why the fall of China’s renminbi matters

China’s currency, the renminbi, has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar in six months. It follows a strong period of growth for the currency. But like other currencies, it’s fallen since the start of the quarter. But the big concern for investors is the sharp fall in the last five days, and that […]

[ENG SUBS MP3] M.I.C. – Pay The Bill (买单) (Track 05)

Ok, I’ll give you everything Ok, I won’t say anything I’ll pretend I never saw it I won’t do anything I’m a little like a cup of coffee I can never sleep Lace up my Nike Air I don’t know how to pursue To be honest, I didn’t find a girl I just found a […]

Who is competing with Uber? | CNBC Explains

On just about any continent in the world, you can open up the Uber app and probably find a driver nearby. What started as a Silicon Valley startup has now turned into a global company worth tens of billions of dollars. But Uber has competition across the globe – and it’s fierce. It may come […]

‘Uang’ Masa Depan: Akan Seperti Apa Nantinya?

The Chinese Form of Innovation

We’re here with NYU colleague Clay Shirky a professor at the Tisch School and a recently appointed vice provost of educational technology – did I get that right? That’s exactly right. And has recently returned from three years in China so let’s start there. China has this reputation for more for less – unbelievable skills […]

8 Extreme Facts About Money

Hello guys! My name is Ryan and today I want to talk to you about eight extreme facts about money. The banknote with the lowest value. One vietnamese dong is worth zero point zero zero zero zero three eight euros. While other countries have been betting on monetary reforms during inflation, Vietnam has simply kept […]

Inside Baidu’s high tech headquarters in Beijing | CNBC Reports

I’ve already seen two self-driving cars. I wonder if it’ll stop. No. I’m in Beijing getting a tour of one of China’s largest tech companies, Baidu. I’m definitely holding up the line right now. Here employees can access secured areas and pay for food with their face. A cute teddy bear is telling me I’m […]

Why Everyone in China Started Paying on Their Phones

During Chinese New Year, it’s a tradition to give cash in red envelopes as gifts and symbols of luck. But today, it’s common in China to give red envelopes, or hongbao, like this. So, what are digital red envelopes? They’re a way to send lucky money with your phone. You can send one red envelope […]

The War on Bitcoin Part I: A Cashless Society

The War on Bitcoin Part I: A Cashless Society “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty not safety.” Wise words from Benjamin Franklin over 200 years ago that shows that even then that he understood exchanging one’s privacy for convenience was only a win for those […]