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.



Startup Advice: How to Keep Your Employees Happy

Keeping employees can be difficult for any startup, but that’s especially true in China, where young people often expect to work jobs ...

  • August 4, 2012
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China’s New TV Ban: No Web Game or Novel Adaptation, No Remakes of Foreign Shows [UPDATED]

UPDATE 8/14: SARFT officials now deny this story and say these reports were just a baseless rumor. Our friends at SARFT, China’s film ...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Twitter Should Shut Up and Copy Sina Weibo

I use both Twitter and Sina Weibo quite a bit. As I prefer reading in English and not having my tweets censored, I tend to spend a bit more ...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Canalys: Smartphone Sales Up 199% in China This Year, Samsung Sells the Most

It has been another record-breaking quarter of smartphone sales in China with more than 42 million shipped in the country in Q2 2012. That&#...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 10:27 pm
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In Olympics Outburst, Chinese Tech Celeb Posts Personal Info of US Swim Official on Weibo [UPDATED]

Ah, the Olympics. Uniting nations in mutual distrust and nationalist, self-righteous anger for over a century. And so it came to pass this m...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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Momo App Hits 10 Million Users, A Whole Lot of Flirting Going On

For a startup to go from zero to ten million users in the space of a year, and to have done so very organically, is impressive. And so Beiji...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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ChinaJoy 2012: Big Numbers, But is This Show About Games or Girls?

China’s biggest gaming convention, ChinaJoy, wrapped up this week, and although we didn’t get a chance to attend this year, it a...

  • August 2, 2012
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The Weibo Olympics: Mobile is King and Apple, Android Dominate Sina Weibo Discussions

We already knew that Sina Weibo was a hotspot for Olympic discussions. In fact, it even beat out Twitter — though the latter has more ...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Tapjoy Making Progress in Asia with Partnerships in China and Korea

With offices in Beijing, Tokyo, and Seoul, mobile advertising and publishing platform Tapjoy definitely has intentions of making progress in...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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China Blocks Hep B Patient Rights Website Just Before World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th; it’s a day that’s meant to raise awareness of hepatitis B and C and encourage prevention and t...

  • August 4, 2012
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Language Learning Marketplace italki Gets Seed Funding

With the idea that we learn faster from fellow humans than from textbooks, Shanghai-based italki is a language learning social network and m...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 2:32 pm
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Anti-Cancer Commune is a Chinese Micro-Donation Community That Helps You Pay for Cancer Treatments

Well here’s something I bet you haven’t seen before: a community cancer support website that promises not moral support but fina...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Xiaomi Teases Its Next-Gen Phone, Thought to Be Revealed Later Today [UPDATED]

After the success of the first China-made Xiaomi phone, the follow-up is very eagerly awaited. It’d be no exaggeration to say that the...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 1:21 pm
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How Chinese Smartphone Users Get Apps and Content

The mobile market in China is huge but also a little confusing. Perhaps this solid report prepared by Professor Liu of Beijing University co...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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2,082 Chinese Group Buy Sites Bit the Dust in the Last Nine Months

What goes up must come down, and China’s group buy sector has been busy learning that the hard way for the past nine months. According...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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China’s ZTE Bruises RIM’s Blackberry in the Smartphone Wars

Chinese manufacturer ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063) issued an announcement today pointing at something that we missed in the recent Q2 mobile sh...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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That’s a Lot of Gadgets: Tmall Hits $3.17 Billion in Sold Electronics in H1 2012

With half-year financial results coming in thick and fast, China’s biggest B2C ecommerce site, Tmall, has revealed that it sold 20 bil...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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10 Alternative Android App Stores From China [2012 Edition]

Third-party Android app stores in China are looking stronger and more numerous than ever – and a lot prettier too. Last summer I profi...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 3:35 pm
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