Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and innovation. He’s known for analysis of social ecommerce and WeChat, China’s and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. He is author of Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China's ByteDance and also co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast.
Author of Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China's ByteDance In 2012, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was just a handful of geeks working out of a scrappy four-bedroom apartment in Beijing. Today, it is the world’s fastest-growing tech behemoth worth in excess of $150 billion, unrecognisable from its humble beginnings.
Thousands of articles have been written about TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance, but no one has told the complete story. Matthew documents for the first time the ascendancy and missteps of a company that has forever changed the way we think about China and Chinese technology.
Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and innovation. In particular, he’s known for analysis of social ecommerce and WeChat, China’s famous super app and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.
He is also co-host of the 'China Tech Talk' podcast produced together with China’s largest English language tech media, Technode & TechCrunch China. The podcast unpacks Chinese tech innovation and features guests from companies such as Tencent, JD, Xiaomi, Wall Street Journal, The Information and Mobike. His company China Channel organizes China’s largest WeChat marketing conference series for international companies.
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