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.


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.

  • July 27, 2014
  • at 8:03 am
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Baidu's search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu’s search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu CEO Robin Li hails the fact that the company’s mobile revenue now accounts for 30 percent of the web giant's total revenue.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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Akio Tanaka - Why it's still sexy to invest in China

It’s still sexy to invest in China (#StartupAsia preview)

There’s so much talk of China’s web giants – led by Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent – that’s it’s easy to forget that there’s stil...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Qualcomm launches $150 million fund to support startups based in China

More and more money is pouring into funds specifically for Asia-based startups. Today San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm anno...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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edaixi

Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) shows stellar growth in China.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Hands-on with the new Xiaomi Mi 4 (VIDEO)

Xiaomi’s new flagship phone, the Mi 4, was revealed in Beijing yesterday, and Tech in Asia was on site to get a hands-on demo.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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Xiaomi Mi4 specs and photos

New Xiaomi Mi 4 unveiled: here’s everything you need to know

Here are all the facts, stats, and specs - and a bunch of photos - on the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was unveiled today.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:48 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sold 57.36M phones in past 3 years, cheapest Redmi phone is biggest seller

Xiaomi has sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation. Here’s the breakdown...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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Baidu working on self-driving car tech

Baidu confirms it’s working on a driverless car

Chinese web giant Baidu said this afternoon that it’s working on a self-driving car, but stated that the program is “at a very early sta...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: personal ECGs, Leap Motion clones, and kegel-controlled Temple Run

JD’s new crowdfunding site launched earlier this month, and two of its projects made our top five list of favorites.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 1:19 pm
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As internet banking takes off in China, this financial product search engine secures $60M investment

It’s tough to sift through and distinguish what are the best deals and which companies can be trusted to handle their money. That’s wher...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 4:27 pm
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New education site in China turns to students to make the lessons

China has a new, video-based online learning site that’s different to other startups in this burgeoning sector.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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Infectonate Survivors

China-based developer allegedly steals, publishes Indonesian games

On July 18, Kris Antoni, CEO of Toge Productions, an independent game development studio based in Indonesia, announced on Twitter that his s...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:06 pm
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Big Bazaar india

India has the world’s most upbeat consumers, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines

The consumer confidence level in India currently is the highest in the world, according to a survey conducted by research firm Nielsen in 60...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the company launches a new flagship smartphone.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:49 pm
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China Yo clone

Chinese developer clones Yo, but it’s just for laughs

And now here’s the Chinese version of Yo. It’s called Hehe, which is the sound of laughter in Chinese (just as it is in English).

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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