How the Rest of the World Sees Tech Coverage

In the united states we tend to see technology through the lens of individual companies and products. But what’s the rest of the world saying about tech?

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Introduction

The way the rest of the world sees tech coverage is very different from how those of us in the industry do. And that’s not just because we’re insiders. It’s also because we have different priorities and values.

The international perspective is valuable because it provides a fresh look at familiar topics and can help us see our own industry with new eyes. It also forces us to confront some uncomfortable truths about the way we cover the tech industry

The Good

There’s no denying that the United States is a world leader when it comes to technology. Not only are some of the best and most innovative companies located here, but the coverage of tech is also unrivaled. Major publications like Wired and Tech Crunch are read by people all over the world, and they provide insights into the latest trends and developments in the industry.

However, this isn’t to say that other countries don’t have their own tech scenes. In fact, many of them are quite thriving. Here’s a look at how tech coverage differs in some of these places:

In China, technology is seen as a tool for economic development. This is reflected in its coverage, which focuses on stories about how companies are using tech to grow and scale.

In Japan, meanwhile, tech coverage is primarily about consumer products and trends. There’s less of an emphasis on business-oriented stories, and more on things like which gadgets are popular with young people.

South Korea also has a thriving tech industry and its coverage reflects this. In addition to stories about businesses and startups, there’s also a lot of focus on gaming and e-sports.

Finally, in Europe there’s been a recent boom in tech coverage. This is thanks in part to the rise of startups in places like Berlin and London, as well as growing interest in issues like data privacy.

The Bad

Some people in other countries view American tech culture and its obsession with new gadgets as juvenile and unimportant. They’re not wrong — a lot of the “news” we cover is little more than gossip about which CEO said what or who is dating whom. But there’s more to it than that.

Sure, tech culture in the U.S. can be insular and myopic at times, but it’s also incredibly dynamic and innovative. New companies are constantly springing up, reinventing entire industries. And even when those companies fail, as many do, they often leave behind some valuable lessons or technologies that other companies can learn from and build upon.

In other words, the U.S. tech scene may not be perfect, but it’s still the most vibrant and important one in the world. And that’s why we cover it the way we do.

The Ugly

The Ugly
The dark side of tech coverage is the same as the dark side of anything else: greed, manipulation, and disillusionment. Just because something is new and shiny doesn’t mean it’s great, and that’s something that people tend to forget when it comes to technology. Too often, people get caught up in the hype and forget to question whether or not what they’re seeing is really accurate.

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