Posts Categorized: Web

great firewall

We ran our own Microsoft Bing censorship test. This is what we found.

Last week Greatfire.org, a website that tracks web censorship in China, issued a report claiming that Microsoft Bing was deliberately censor...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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google street view shandong

Celebrate China’s Lantern Festival with an interactive tour on Google Street View

The Google Street View team recently sent its cameras into a few major tourist spots in China to get a 360-degree view of the scenery for th...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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vyprvpn android

VyprVPN slides onto iOS and Android, but can it jump China’s Great Firewall more nimbly than competitors?

Throughout my career in China, I’ve gone through a handful of different VPN services to evade the Great Firewall. Starting with a free...

  • February 3, 2014
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Baidu's heat map shows massive Chinese New Year migration

Baidu uses data to track world’s largest human movement as Chinese New Year begins

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has launched a heat map of where Chinese travelers are heading to, coming from, and which routes are most popular dur...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Guardian blocked in China again

Bombshell story gets the Guardian blocked in China – AGAIN

UK-based newspaper The Guardian seems to be really pushing someone’s button in China as its website has been blocked in China today. I...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Hootsuite Thai

The Hootsuite Owl now speaks Thai

Thailand is the country of the social media addicted. There are over 24 million Facebook users, and Twitter users grew by 35 percent last ye...

  • January 21, 2014
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Qihoo search engine

Watch out, Baidu: Qihoo aims at 35% share of China’s search engine market by end of year

Chinese software maker Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) exploded into the search engine market in the summer of 2012, and managed to garner 10 percent mark...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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weiyun logo

Forget Box, SkyDrive, and Dropbox, Tencent’s 10TB of free cloud storage is hands down the best

How much shareable cloud storage can you get for free nowadays? Dropbox, probably the most popular option, offers a measly 2GB in it’...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 5:37 pm
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China's biggest dating site now has 100 million lovelorn users

China’s biggest dating site now has 100 million users, but you’ll be surprised how few are active

China’s biggest dating website, Jiayuan (NASDAQ:DATE), has revealed today that it now has 100 million registered users. The site claim...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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Dropbox in China

Welcome back! Dropbox is now unblocked in China

Dropbox got blocked in China in 2010. It was probably due to Chinese authorities finding politically sensitive material being shared or stor...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Anon Singapore

Anonymous threatens to leak personal data of Singapore government employees

Hacker and hacktivist collective Anonymous is planning to leak the personal information of government employees tomorrow, in protest over th...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Asia web speeds

Akamai: South Korea still leads world in web speeds, China finally speeding up

Asia is still setting the pace when it comes to average internet connections speeds, with South Korea leading the way at an average of 22.1 ...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 12:13 pm
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baidu-hq

Baidu launches search engine in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt (Update: all taken offline)

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has quietly launched its search site over the weekend in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt. The sites are loca...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:50 am
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Rocket Internet entering Nepal

New job postings show Rocket Internet is set to drive into Nepal

German startup dynamo Rocket Internet likes to get into emerging markets early, as we’ve seen it do in Pakistan and even Myanmar. But ...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Youku mobile

New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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CommonFloor $10 million funding

Indian property listings site CommonFloor gets $10 million in fresh funds

About six months after Indian property portal CommonFloor raised $7.5 million in funding from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management, th...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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China now has half a billion mobile internet users, 618 million total internet users in 2013

China now has half a billion mobile web users, 618 million total internet users

China now has 618 million internet users and 500 million mobile web users, according to new figures today from the China Internet Network In...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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internet stats for Asia, 2014

All you need to know about the world’s 2.5 billion web users (SLIDESHOW)

Let’s start the new year by looking at the big picture – at the world’s wired citizens and what they’re doing on the...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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