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.


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Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Indian adtech firm Vizury to push harder into China with $16M series C funding under its belt

Bangalore-based ad retargeting company Vizury Interactive Solutions has raised $16 million in series C funding. Intel Capital, the global ch...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users acce...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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QuitBit is a smart lighter that helped its founder quit smoking, and it’s proving popular in Singapore

QuitBit is a smart lighter that quantifies how much you've been smoking with an LCD display.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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This Chinese app puts Whisper in the workplace, helping white-collar workers dish the dirt

Anonymous social apps like Whisper and Secret have blown up in the US lately, attracting media attention for their risque content and foami...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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A/B testing startup Splitforce raises seed round, relocates from Beijing to New York

Auto-optimization uses a 'bandit algorithm' that lets Splitforce show which factors in the experiment are performing better and choose them ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 2:44 pm
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China Mobile looks to overseas growth, takes stake in Thailand’s True Corp

True Corp – a holding company of TrueMove, one of the main telcos in Thailand – has announced an alliance with China Mobile (NYS...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Earning the halo: How to build relationships with angel investors, even when they won’t invest in you

Rui Ma is the Greater China Venture Partner for the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups. She has been working in finance for over ...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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Never made a profit? Don’t worry. Here are 5 US-listed Chinese tech companies that haven’t, either

In China, some of the biggest tech companies still aren't turning profits, instead emphasizing investments, R&D, marketing, and, of course,...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

Tesla has confirmed today that it’s all set to build 40 Superchargers in China thanks to a new partnership with two of China’s biggest r...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:01 pm
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Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company's role within Alibaba moving forward.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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11 Main, Alibaba’s first consumer-facing ecommerce site in the US, launches in beta

At the moment, the site still requires an invitation before users can peruse 11 Main for goods.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
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Alibaba acquires UCWeb in ‘biggest Chinese internet merger in history’

The deal is the biggest Chinese internet merger in history, exceeding Baidu's US$1.9 billion acquisition of 91 Wireless in August 2013.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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Gong Haiyan: plain jane factory worker to founder of China’s biggest dating site

Gong is one of the most celebrated female tech entrepreneurs in China, having successfully founded Jiayuan, China’s answer to Match.com.

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Tencent wipes out millions of prostitution, porn, and fraudulent WeChat accounts

Tencent cooperated with police to close down a network of 10 black hat hacker groups in a case that involved more than $4 million of stolen ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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A look inside Zhihu, China’s answer to Quora

Launched in January 2011, the team of around 70 is quickly outgrowing its office space in Beijing's student district. Tech in Asia stopped b...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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These 7 US startups show that your business can survive in China

These 7 US startups show that your business can survive in China

Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, and nearly everything that Google produces – all blocked in China. But that’s not discouraging some US start...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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7 must-read tech stories in China this week

As the weather heats up in China, so does the tech action this week.

  • June 8, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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