China's YouTube CEO chats in Beijing

Gary Wang, founder of Tudou, interviewed by Silicon Dragon author

Entrepreneur interview by Rebecca Fannin
July 25, 2008 last edited July 29, 2008
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Gary Wang recently chatted with me at a coffee shop in a major Beijing shopping mall about how he's ramping up his YouTube video sharing site of China, named Tudou or "couch potato" in Chinese. Gary faces government censorship and struggles to keep up with bandwidth demands for streaming all those clips. Plus, it has LOTS of competitors, among them Youku. Both Tudou and Youku have venture capital from Sand Hill Road investors. To be "in the know" about other leading Chinese entrepreneurs, check out my book, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) at