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.


Chris Shen, head of mobile at The9

Chinese Gaming Giant The9 Making Mobile Moves, Thinking More Global

Having already established itself as a powerhouse in the PC online gaming space, Chinese gaming company The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) is now looking to...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 9:51 pm
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China’s UCWeb, Makers of UC Browser, Looks to US IPO in 2013

The makers of the popular UC Browser, Beijing-based UCWeb, is looking towards an IPO – probably in the US – in 2013. UCWeb CFO R...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 4:38 pm
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Motorola China Employees Protest Against Google, Fear At Least 1,000 Local Lay-Offs [PHOTOS]

About a hundred employees of Motorola China have protested outside of a company’s R&D facility in Nanjing, eastern China, decrying...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 11:32 am
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Making a Play for Game Developers, Guohe Launches New Mobile Gaming Ad Platform

One of China’s leading mobile advertising companies, Guohe Ads, has a new product out this week that’s aimed squarely at enablin...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Rumor: Douban Losing High Level Employees to Startups [UPDATED]

TechWeb is reporting that according to its internal sources, Chinese artsy social networking site Douban has been experiencing an unusually ...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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360Buy, Suning, Gome Price War: A Publicity Stunt?

In the taxi here in Beijing, radio hosts are discussing the publicity and price war between 360Buy, Suning, and Gome, three of China’s top...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 9:33 pm
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Xiaomi Mi2 Launches in Apple Style, Goes Quad-Core with Android 4.1 [PICS]

So after a long journey to the Beijing 798 Art Zone, I’m finally here, sweaty with tired thighs from all the walking and finding. But ...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 5:17 pm
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Xiaomi’s Next-Gen Phone Specs Leak, Will Have Better Retina Display Than iPhone 4S

With hours to go to the much-anticipated launch of China’s hottest homegrown smartphone, likely to be called the Xiaomi M2, the crafty...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 11:10 am
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China Has Produced 620 Million Mobile Phones This Year

Looking at data from the past seven months, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released a number of statistic...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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Apple’s App Store Forgets How to Speak Chinese, Shows You Weird Search Results

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes App Store seems to have forgotten how to speak Chinese. Well, it is a tough language to crack. If you sea...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 7:16 pm
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China’s Lashou Has Lost its Mojo, its IPO, and 50% of Market Share

Chinese daily deals site Lashou was, round about this time last year, being lauded as the cunning Groupon clone that would – oh, cruel...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 2:13 pm
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Sina Says Weibo Monetization Dependent on User Growth

Chinese internet company Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has just released its second-quarter financial report, with net revenues up 11 percent to 131.6 ...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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Chinese Studio Blatantly Copies Foreign Indie Game, Developers Pissed [UPDATED]

China has made great strides away from its reputation as the home of all things fake and copied over the past few years, which makes an inci...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Gongmin Guanzhu Helps Chinese People Contact Their Government Representatives

I have written before about how government websites in China are a bit of a nightmare to navigate. Many of them haven’t been updated i...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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With Brisk Business at Home, China’s Lenovo Reports $8 Billion in Quarterly Sales

Last month we cited figures from IDC which indicated that Chinese PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) is poised to we pass Hewlett Packard as the glo...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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Tencent: 400 Million Chinese Used Its Streaming and Social Olympics Coverage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Now that the London Olympics are all over, Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has put together an infographic that shows all the sporting ...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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“Weibo Reach” Puts Serious Analytical Tools Right at Your Fingertips

Sina Weibo is a powerful communication tool. But it doesn’t offer much in the way of analytics. Enter Chinese startup Weibo Reach, whi...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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360Buy CEO Declares Price War, Suning and Gome Fire Back

Ah, weibo. Without you, life would be so dull! E-commerce CEOs would carry out their fights behind closed doors and all we’d see would...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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