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China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

China's biggest ever social media IPO - yes, Sina Weibo - was the hot topic of the week, but there were plenty more things happening too.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Bitcoin

Some Bitcoin enthusiasts want to hijack the symbol for Thailand’s currency

There are some Bitcoin enthusiasts who want to use ฿, the symbol for Thailand’s currency the Baht, as the sign for Bitcoin.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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Sina Weibo IPO

Weibo disappoints with low IPO debut, but shares climb after cold start

Weibo’s shares made their IPO debut at a mere $16.27, but the share price soon climbed up gradually.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:36 am
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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends today with Mt. Gox filing for liquidation...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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Alibaba’s profit doubles to $1.36 billion in Q4 ahead of long-awaited IPO

The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on the same period a year before.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 10:44 am
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Pakistan 3G and 4G

As Pakistan prepares 3G and 4G roll-out, country expects up to 45 million high-speed data subscribers by 2020

Pakistan will soon be holding its spectrum auction for 3G and 4G networks - and some telcos are ready to offer high-speed mobile internet in...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:02 pm
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China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
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Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers in the sex industry find it to be a great...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
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Get ready for India’s smartphone explosion (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jana, the Boston-based marketing and market intelligence firm, released an infographic yesterday on India’s smartphone market. It̵...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise just $286 million from its IPO - not the...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just ...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 7:18 pm
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Baidu dives into China’s mobile payments war, jabs Alibaba with launch of Baidu Wallet

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the Chinese tech giant best known for its search engine, announced yesterday it will roll out a new mobile wallet app c...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

Investment firms Ruvento Ventures, IncuVest, DI Group, and SpinUp Partners have joined forces to launch HaxAsia, a 180-day accelerator progr...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its next frontier. According to the company&#...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Ujjwal Anurag doesn’t work for us and we never accept money for coverage

If someone tells you that you need to pay them to get covered on Tech in Asia, they are lying to you, and they don’t work for us.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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