Posts Categorized: Video


Smartisan OS launch

China’s Over-Hyped Smartisan OS Has Just Launched; What Next?

After lots of bullshit hype that this would somehow “kill off Apple eventually”, China-made Smartisan OS has finally launched.

  • June 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Alibaba Working on a Set-Top Box to Bring E-Commerce to Your TV?

Alibaba Working on a Set-Top Box to Bring E-Commerce to Your TV?

Last year it was cheap smartphones; this year the China trend — again, inspired by Xiaomi — appears to be set-top boxes. LeTV an...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 8:45 am
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China’s Biggest Pirate Movie Site Was Also Hosting 70s Pornos

Last month we wrote about Chinese authorities’ takedown of two websites suspected of distributing pirated films and television program...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Baidu Acquires PPS for $370 Million, Claims It’s Now China’s Biggest Video Platform

Well, the rumors are true. Chinese search company Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced today that it has acquired PPS.tv’s streaming video se...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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WeChat Officially Steps Foot Into Singapore Market with First TV Commercial [VIDEO]

Tencent’s social messaging application WeChat has announced today that its expansion plans have officially traveled down south to the shor...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 4:44 pm
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Youtube Sitcom ‘My Best Gay Friends’ Goes Viral in Vietnam

Vietnam just might be the first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage later this year. The upper echelons have been discussing legalizing si...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Photos of Xiaomi’s Set-Top Box in Action

Xiaomi’s set-top box is coming soon, and that means that after a long wait, we’re finally starting to see some of them out in th...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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For Some Reason, a Chinese Hook-Up App Has Made a Music Video About the Dangers of Hooking Up [VIDEO]

Getting tied up by a girl who’s into Fifty Shades of Grey, losing a kidney, getting an STD, ending up on the front page of a tabloid. Such...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 9:32 pm
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WeChat Tops Indonesia’s iOS and Android Charts Thanks to TV Ads [VIDEO]

The China-based messaging app WeChat is seeing explosive growth in Indonesia right now. WeChat has reached the number one overall position o...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 12:05 pm
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Pirate3D Buccaneer 3D printer

Singapore’s Pirate3D Printer Ready to Hit Kickstarter, Will Ship to Backers in December [VIDEO]

A few months ago we saw Singaporean startup Pirate3D get seed funding to help develop what it claims to be the world’s most affordable 3D ...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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ChatPerk gadget lets your iPhone emit smells

Attach and Sniff: Japan’s ChatPerf Lets Your iPhone Emit Smells (VIDEO)

Using a smartphone is a very sensual and immersive experience, but so far our sense of smell has been left out of the fun. Not any more. A J...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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LeTV Announces SuperTV Models and Prices, Launch in Late June

Chinese video and television company LeTV has been talking about its SuperTV (a smart TV) for quite a while. In fact, you may remember that ...

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Baidu PPS acquisition

If the PPS Rumors are True, Could Baidu Beat Out Youku-Tudou?

China’s tech media has been talking for weeks now as though Baidu’s rumored acquisition of popular streaming video service PPS i...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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VNG Shutters Zing Video To Sidestep a Battle with Youtube

On the Alexa traffic rank, Zing Video is the fifth highest ranked site in Vietnam. But that number piggybacks on the strength of Zing Me, VN...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Watch Tokyo’s YouTube Space Get Taken Over by a Huge Rube Goldberg Machine (VIDEO)

Remember the ‘YouTube Space’ studio that opened up in Tokyo last month, the first of its kind in Asia? Well, it’s already ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Youku Tudou Signs Exclusive Deal To Stream Popular Hong Kong TV Content

China’s top video-streaming company Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Hong Kong channel TVB. If you̵...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 9:55 pm
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Xiaomi Box

Report: Xiaomi’s Set-Top Box Finally Coming April 9

China’s Xiaomi has proven itself to be pretty great at selling phones, but the company surprised a lot of people when it announced it ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Tech Trends in Indonesia in 2013 (VIDEO)

Last week we held our second Meetup in Jakarta to discuss the country’s tech trends in 2013. Moderated by Tech in Asia blogger Willis, Ide...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 8:59 pm
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