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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

It’s the first week of December, and you know what that means…our weekly update on the best China tech stories from the previous...

  • December 4, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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PicoTube Wins Out of 11 Startups that Pitched at TechCrunch Japan 2011

TechCrunch Tokyo 2011 was held on November 29th.  Here are the eleven startups that pitched at the Startup Battle. The winner was Picotube,...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 11:18 pm
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Mobile App Squiryl Wants To Replace Loyalty Cards in Your Wallet

Squiryl is a mobile app that digitizes loyalty cards. So instead of having a bunch of loyalty cards in your wallet, all you need is the Squi...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 9:58 pm
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360Buy CEO Liu Qiangdong on Investor Bullies and Not Fearing Failure

Today, 360buy CEO Liu Qiangdong took to Weibo to share a story from several years ago, back when his company wasn’t the ascendant e-co...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 5:28 pm
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Everyday is Like Startup Arena

I’m a competitive person. Some might hate competition (because it takes market share away and makes you work harder). Others, like me, emb...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 3:38 pm
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Foxconn Fails at E-Commerce Venture in China

Foxconn (HKG:2038; TPE:2354), the Taiwanese manufacturer thrust into the global spotlight after fourteen worker suicides in 2010, seems to b...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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$899.99 Kongfu English App Has 3,000 Downloads, for $2.7 Million!

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Kongfu English. You know, the app that costs a whopping $899.99 on iTunes? Yeah… it was also the app that mad...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 APAC List: China Dominates, Singapore Booms

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 APAC List is out today and China dominates again with three out of the top five companies belonging to the ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 8:58 pm
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LinkedIn Now in 3 New Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean

Update: We asked why LinkedIn has decided to go with Indonesian, Bahasa Malaysia, and Korean first. And here’s the team’s take: ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 4:11 pm
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Japan’s App Discovery Engine, Peepapp, Works Great With Friends [PICS]

10 days ago, we shared with you about Peepapp. In short, Peepapp helps you discover new and trending apps through your social connections. I...

  • December 3, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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Leaked Photos Suggest Tencent Prepping a Skype-Like App

Photos of a presentation purport to show a secret, upcoming Tencent (HKG:0700) product called Free Talk, which would be a Skype-like VoiP se...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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Alibaba Group: Laiwang is a Social Networking Product and is Currently Under Beta Testing

There’s already quite a lot of buzz in the Chinese media that Alibaba Group is building a social network called Laiwang. There’s a minim...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 8:08 pm
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Rumor: Lashou Mall to Launch Next Week, Disrupt E-Commerce in China

Lashou, one of China’s leading group-buy sites, is rumored to be expanding into the more conventional e-commerce segment next week wit...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 3:55 pm
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Tudou Sets Up Animation Studio, Aims at Pixar

The Chinese video-sharing site Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO) has said it will increase its investment in the animation industry in China – and h...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 3:05 pm
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Hey G+: Your China Infographic Kind of Sucks!

Let me start this post off with something nice: we’re very happy that major Western tech blogs are finally paying attention to what...

  • December 2, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Weyup: for China’s Day-Trippers to Compare Notes, Ask Questions [UPDATED: It's a Clone]

[UPDATE, 12/02: I've been emailed by the folks at Gogobot.com who point out that Weyup is a pretty shameless, pixel-by-pixel rip-off of its ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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DeNA’s Baseball Buy-in of Yokohama BayStars Officially Approved

Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) just issued a statement announcing that the Nippon Professonal Baseball Organization (NPB) has ...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 6:48 pm
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New Weibo Games Stats Reveal How Sina Cracked Social Gaming

New stats reveal the astonishing and meteoric rise of Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) Weibo service from a simple, Twitter-like microblogging pla...

  • December 1, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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