Posts Tagged: China

China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.

Baidu Considering Legal Action Against Qihoo’s 360 Search?

Chinese tech blogs are reporting that Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the nation’s top search engine, is consulting with a legal team over the me...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 11:53 am
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How China’s New ‘360 Search’ is Fed Traffic While Drinking Google’s Milkshake

The Chinese software maker Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) recently launched its own search engine, as we reported yesterday. The new development caus...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 10:02 pm
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Chinese Mobile Gaming Company CMGE Prepping Spin-Off, NASDAQ Listing, Next Month

Last year we described VODone (HKG:0082) as the biggest tech company you’ve never heard of. But it’ll soon be getting more globa...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 4:35 pm
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Tencent Still Hasn’t Removed Stolen Indie Game; Copycat ‘Developers’ Baofeng Dongman Apologize

Last week, we reported on the blatant theft of Cloudstone, an indie game, by Chinese developers Baofeng Dongman, who then placed the game on...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Motorola Confirms China Layoffs, Reaches Deal with Protesting Staff

Rumors have been swirling of major Motorola layoffs for a while now, and they exploded into protests last week when Motorola Mobility/Google...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 11:45 pm
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WeChat App Pushes Into Social Media Marketing Via QR Codes

The world’s biggest group messaging app, Tencent’s WeChat – or “Weixin” as it’s called in Chinese –...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Empire Glory Makers Plan More Freemium Gaming Titles for iOS

Last week we reported that the number of startups based in the Chinese capital, Beijing, was dropping, and resolved to find web companies ba...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 12:25 pm
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Call Me Maybe: Chinese E-Commerce Site Debuts a Group Messaging App

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has always had a chat app – but this week it has been completely revamped, metamorphosing from ...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 8:50 pm
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5 Lessons on How a Business Can Get a Stronger Web Presence in China

While businesses and brands are making significant investments in China, many are cutting corners on their websites – which isn’t th...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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Where are China’s Smartphone Users? Mapping Android and iOS Usage

We always enjoy hearing from the folks over at Umeng, who have a plethora of facts and figures from monitoring the mobile wars in China. Its...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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China’s UCWeb Celebrates 8th Birthday by Giving Away Xiaomi Mi2 Phone

Birthdays are always a day of reflections for startups. The CEO of the popular Chinese mobile browser, UCWeb, Yu Yongfu, weibo-ed today abou...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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Another Chinese E-Commerce Site Bites the Dust as VCotton Gets its Socks Seized

Ba-da-boom-boom-boom, another one bites the dust. Yes, the big-spending, low-margins world of B2C Chinese e-commerce has claimed another vic...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 11:55 am
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Sina Weibo Experiencing Weird Bug, Possible Virus in Some International Locations

Sina Weibo is probably China’s hottest social networking service, but something is very, very wrong with it right now. While it seems ...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 2:20 am
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Camera360 Tests ‘Cloud Albums’ Service, Will Soon Appear in the App

The Chinese app makers behind the smash-hit Camera360 seem to be busy spending their $10 million in new funding on creating new stuff [1]. T...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Qihoo’s 360 Search Engine Launches, Already Spotted Using Dirty Tricks

The Chinese anti-virus company Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) launched its own search engine, so.360.cn, late last week. But already 360 Search is in...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 1:42 pm
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Maxthon Releases Mobile Browser for iPhone

China-based Maxthon, recently released its desktop browser for Mac OS X. And now the company has followed it up by releasing an iPhone Maxth...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 11:10 am
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China’s Mobile Internet Users Surpass Desktop Users

CNNIC has recently released a lengthy but fascinating report showing how mobile is overtaking the desktop in China. As you can see in the gr...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 6:36 pm
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Shareholders Approve: Youku and Tudou Sitting in a Tree, M-E-R-G-I-N-G

China’s biggest-ever tech deal was revealed back in March of this year when Youku (NYSE:YOKU) and Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO) shocked the nati...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 12:33 pm
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