Posts Categorized: Web



HTC Unveils an Android “Renren Phone” for China

HTC (TPE:2498) has today unveiled a so-called ‘Renren phone’ – an Android-powered smartphone with baked-in widgets and fea...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Baidu Confirms Acquisition of Instagram-like Start-up PhotoWonder

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s search giant, has just announced its acquisition of a small, Innovation Works-backed start-up called Phot...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 4:59 pm
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Yahoo’s Big Purple Bus Schools Indonesians in Using the Internet Safely

Last week, Yahoo launched a program named Yahoo Buka Dunia (which literally translates to ‘Open World’) in Indonesia. Using a bu...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 1:20 pm
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Sina Blocks Weibo Accounts in Wake of Ai Weiwei’s Fundraising Campaign

Last week, we reported that dissident artist Ai Weiwei — who had just received a tax bill from authorities to the tune of $2.4 million...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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With Analytics, Ads, and Dev Tools, Umeng is Powering Chinese Apps

Umeng is an analytics and in-app platform for iOS and Android apps that’s a Chinese rival to the American service Tapjoy. The Beijing-...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This was a big week for tech in China, with two pretty important conferences in Beijing and some interesting stuff happening elsewhere, too!...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 8:38 pm
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HTC Sensation XE Beats Coming to China This Month

HTC’s recent purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats Audio company proves that the Taiwanese hardware maker is young and cool and down with t...

  • November 5, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Mobile Gaming Company DeNA Finalizes Purchase of Baseball Team

One of Japan’s worst kept secrets, DeNA’s (TYO:2432) plan to purchase the Yokohama Bay Stars baseball club, has today been finalized acc...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 5:37 pm
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BBC.com Steps Up Efforts to Localize News for Asia

International premier news portal BBC.com has launched three new dedicated editions of its website for India, Asia, and Australia/New Zealan...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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A Voyage of Discovery Across China, Where Weibo Followers Are Your Guides, Hosts

If you thought the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, is only for super-enthusiastic fans of superstars (such as the gorgeous actress Yao...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Zhou Juan: Why I Sold Off 56.com

56.com was one of China’s major independent video players before it was sold to Renren a month and a half ago. Now Zhou Juan, the co-f...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Daily Deals Site Lashou All Set to Hit NASDAQ as LASO, Raise $80 Million

Lashou, one of China’s largest group-buy sites, is now on the verge of its US IPO, having filed with American regulators. The Beijing-...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 11:35 am
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360Buy CEO: We’re Gonna Be Bigger Than Alibaba’s Tmall Within 5 Years

The CEO and founder of 360Buy.com, Liu Qiang-dong (pictured right), reckons that his site will hit 10 billion RMB (US$1.57 billion) in sold ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Big Surprise: College Group Buy Sites in China Also Dying

China’s beleaguered group buy sites are for the most part doing so badly these days that the “Chinese group buy segment hurting&...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 2:10 pm
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Wikipedia Sets Up Its First Overseas Office in India

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that manages the global, crowd-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has set up its fir...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
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How Chinese Game Devs Can Localize Their Gaming Apps for Global Success

Just before lunch, a panel of local and international mobile gaming experts chatted onstage here at 2011CMDC, both to discuss localisation o...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Netizens Using Alipay to Give Money to Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, China’s firebrand modern artist, has never been one to shy away from controversy, or away from a fight with the government....

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 4:26 pm
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China Surpasses UK in Terms of App Usage, Billions of Sore Thumbs Reported [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Some new stats and infographic...

  • November 3, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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