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.



Google Warns Many China Users of “State-Sponsored Attacks”

In a move that’s likely to escalate the enmity between the world’s largest search engine and the government of the world’s...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 11:57 am
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TasteV: Shopping for Wine Gets Social, Lets Users Sample the Goods

Wine is best enjoyed with friends – and that’s the approach being taking by the new Chinese startup TasteV with its “invit...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games

Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today that it is allying with Chinese social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) i...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 4:25 pm
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Internet and Technology Trends in China, as Seen by Trendwatching

Trendwatching just released its free report on China trends, which you can read in its entirety below. The trends cover a wide spectrum but ...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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Kaifu Lee States the Obvious: ‘Now is a Good Time for Mobile Startups in China’

It’s no secret that China’s mobile internet is growing like a…well, like a thing that grows really fast. A weed, perhaps? ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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InMobi Wants to Dominate Mobile Advertising in China by Year’s End

According to a report from China Daily, India-based mobile advertising company InMobi intends to be China’s “best mobile adverti...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Home Furnishings E-Tailer Meilele Puts to Bed $40 Million in Funding

Chinese home furnishings e-tailer Meilele has announced that it has put to bed US$40 million in second-round funding. The significant invest...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week, we saw the Chinese web scene ripple with shock as Google snubbed Net Nanny, had a laugh at the ingenuity of pirates of Diablo 3, ...

  • June 3, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Bentley Asks China’s Weibo Users: Is Our SUV Hot or Not?

Whether legendary British automaker Bentley decides to make its first ever SUV could rest in the hands – or mouse-clicks – of Ch...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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The Beijing Police Have an Electronic Map That Shows Where You Live

What if Google Maps allowed you to click on any building that you saw to access personal information about the residents living inside? That...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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China to US: Stop Posting Beijing Air Pollution Levels on Twitter

The AP is reporting this afternoon that a senior Chinese environmental official has told foreign embassies in Beijing to stop reporting on t...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 5:39 pm
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Rumor: Xiaomi Valued at $4 Billion, Snags New Investment

According to “reports” — perhaps not the most reliable source ever — Xiaomi has accepted a major strategic investmen...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Learning Chinese? Try Sexy Mandarin

SexyMandarin.com is an online service that teaches you Chinese. But there’s a little more to it than that, as its name suggests. Its e...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 11:19 am
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Aliyun OS to Get New Hardware With Haier Smartphone Launch

Alibaba looks set to give consumers a choice of phone-maker for its Aliyun mobile OS, with China’s Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) due to...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Need For Speed: Some Chinese E-Commerce Companies to Expand to Express Delivery Business?

When a Chinese consumer buys something on one of China’s very numerous B2C e-commerce sites, the item in question is whisked off by a ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 8:35 pm
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Swagg Sec Hacks China Telecom, Releases 900+ Admin Login Details

Western hacking collective Swagg Security has hacked the network of China Telecom, one of China’s biggest telecom providers and ISPs, ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 4:20 pm
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Student Sets Off Firecrackers to Protest Crappy Internet Connection

We’ve all felt the frustration of a bad internet connection from time to time. But when the internet on one part of campus at a colleg...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Google Notifies Chinese Users of Blocked Search Terms, But Does it Matter?

Earlier today, Google announced that it had begun offering a service on google.com.hk that highlights and warns mainland Chinese users of se...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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