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.


Meizu MX4 specs and price

Meizu unveils new MX4 smartphone, drops the price to take on Xiaomi

After years of pricing its flagship phone at around the US$400 mark, Meizu is this time slashing the price-tag in an apparent attempt to com...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 9:57 pm
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Chinese drone maker joins quadcopter craze with new $20M investment

China-based personal drone maker XAircraft today announced a US$20 million series A funding round led by Chengwei Capital.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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China tech news this week

10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Tesla in China

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Mix has lots of photo filters and several layers of special effects that can be applied on the same image (if you so wish).

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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Renren, once hailed as China’s Facebook, is dead in the water as active user numbers drop

Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path towards its own vanishing point.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

The gaming ninjas at Razer revealed today that its Nabu smartband will arrive in China in Q4 with an exclusive online sales partner.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 6:10 pm
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Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customer...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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Alibaba vs Amazon in an infographic

Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.

  • August 30, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that se...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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China’s favorite video site Youku gets into the movie making business

Youku says Heyi Films will produce films "to the tastes of the Chinese audience" and "improve film marketing and distribution."

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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Jack Ma is now China’s richest person. How far is he from becoming the richest on earth?

Ma's net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what's expected to be the biggest IPO for an internet company in...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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china mobile os market share

4 of 5 smartphones in China are Android, most with at least 3 Tencent apps installed

Android’s firm hold on the market has only grown stronger. Baidu says Android has 79 percent market share in China, up from 73 percent one...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Nearly one quarter of China’s population now shops online

The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online – about 332 million in total.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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