Posts Categorized: Web



Slick New Web Apps From Youku Entice You to Study, Then Party

Youku (NYSE:YOKU), China’s biggest online video site, has today launched two new web apps on its platform. One is an impressive virtua...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 10:15 pm
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SAP to Pump $2 Billion Into China, Bring 2,000 New Jobs

At an event in Beijing this afternoon, the enterprise application vendor SAP (NYSE:SAP; ETR:SAP) announced spending plans for more than US$2...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 4:35 pm
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Doucr: A Fan-made Douban Search Engine

When speaking about innovation and pleasing design on the Chinese web, the hobbies-based social network Douban is probably the company that ...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent Launches a Shanzhai iTunes to Sync Your iPhone, iPad

Tencent (HKG:0700), China’s social media giant, has thumbed its nose at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by releasing a desktop ‘App Assistan...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 10:31 pm
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PickRide Hopes to Hook-Up Urban Chinese With Carpool Rides

PickRide, with its apps for Android and iPhone, allows people to carpool in order to save money and find a convenient ride as an alternative...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
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7 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This past week saw big news for Inmobi in China, ups and downs for Lashou.com, new user stats for both Sina and Tencent Weibo, a major new p...

  • November 13, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Sina Weibo Has Over 2 Million Users in Hong Kong

Sina Weibo is freakin’ huge. I think we’ve mentioned that before. But they’re not just big in mainland China, you know. Ac...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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With 229 TB of RAM, China Invests More in its Supercomputers, Cloud Computing

What do Tianjin, Shenzhen, Changsha and Ji’nan Have In Common? They’re all home to China’s four biggest supercomputer cent...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Chinese Universities Launch Open Online Courses, But No One Cares

Yesterday saw the official opening of an official open courses channel run by Chinese universities in cooperation with Netease and Aikecheng...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 1:41 pm
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AngelCrunch Will Match-Make Chinese Start-Ups and Angel Investors

China now has its own iteration of AngelList, and it’s called AngelCrunch. Using the tagline “where the best start-ups meet the ...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese Police Announce Crackdown on “Internet Black Markets”

China’s internet is a rough-and-tumble place, and that’s something the government has struggled to deal with both politically an...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
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China’s Explosion in Weibo and E-Commerce Usage, Across the Social Divides [INFOGRAPHIC]

Market research firm Synovate has some new insights into Chinese netizens usage of the web – how it differs between poorer and richer citi...

  • November 15, 2011
  • at 12:48 pm
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CheWen, Renren’s Social Network for Car Fanatics, Revs Up to 4 Million Users

CheWen.com is the Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN) owned, car-oriented social network that’s a mix of Quora, microblogging, and automotive news...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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More Bad News About Air China’s In-Flight Intranet: No Phones Allowed

Last week we told you that Air China was planning to introduce wireless intranet service to some of its flights. The test service was suppos...

  • November 14, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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A Chinese Start-up Adds Social Fun To Travel

Specialist social media can be super-useful in their specificity – and Tong Xing (‘Journey Together’ in Chinese) is a prim...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 10:45 pm
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Report: Vancl Files US IPO Papers, On Course for December

E-commerce company Vancl looks all set to list in the US in December, as it has already filed its IPO papers with relevant authorities. Now ...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Baidu’s New Photo-Sharing Service Needs Less #Boobs# and More Instagram Hipsters

I’ve never said this before, but here goes: I’ve just seen too many boobs, and it’s got to stop. You see, Baidu (NASDAQ:BI...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Youku Boosts Chinese Film-Makers With New Indie Projects [UPDATED]

[Update, Nov. 11: Clarified the new program in the second paragraph, and added a more relevant indie movie] Youku (NYSE: YOKU), China’...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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