Toutiao, the Chinese news aggregator app, has changed the landscape of media and news reporting. Using artificial intelligence, Toutiao gathers news from around the Internet and recommends content for each user based on personal interests. Basically, users receive endless headlines that appeal to them – which can result in serious cases of news reading addiction. Keep your eyes on this company and its ambitious plans to take on big players like search engine Baidu and microblogging site Weibo. Writing for China’s leading tech media company 36Kr, tech reporter Yan Hao takes a look at Toutiao’s goals and strategies for 2017, offers insight on the company’s past wins and future challenges, and discusses corporate responsibility. getAbstract recommends this article to entrepreneurs, investors, media professionals and those interested in how artificial intelligence is changing traditional industries.
About the Author
Yan Hao is a staff writer for 36Kr, a leading tech media in China that reports on businesses and start-ups. He focuses on the technology, media and telecom sector as well as the capital investment market.