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.


VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

Chinese flash sales site VIPShop (NYSE:VIPS) has paid $112.5 million in cash to acquire a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lafaso. The de...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Xiaomi sets price for Singapore phone launch on February 21

Today Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi set a date for its much-anticipated Singapore launch: February 21. Xiaomi’s Singapore homepage, which...

  • February 14, 2014
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Lenovo’s newest earnings report is the envy of both smartphone and PC makers

Things are looking up for Lenovo. Ahead of its pending acquisition of Motorola from Google, Lenovo (HKG:0992) announced record revenue a...

  • February 13, 2014
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber picks a Chinese name as it launches officially in China

App-connected limo service Uber revealed its Chinese name and brand today at an official launch event in Shanghai. It comes six months aft...

  • February 13, 2014
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China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover declared unfixable, dead

Just 10 weeks after blasting into space and about two months after landing on the moon, China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ lunar rover ...

  • February 13, 2014
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Game portal Joyme gets $21.5 million funding to grow with China’s mobile gaming market

Chinese mobile game portal Joyme yesterday announced it closed an RMB 130 million ($21.5 million) series B round led by Fosun Venture Capi...

  • February 12, 2014
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Report: Chinese Android developer acquires popular app store GetJar

Chinese Android developer acquires popular app store GetJar

Chinese Android app development company Sungy Mobile (NASDAQ:GOMO) has paid over $50 million to acquire the popular app store GetJar, accord...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Alibaba flirts with the Fab crowd as it oversees launch of a new US-based e-commerce site

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, will get a taste of the American mass market with the launch of 11 Main, an online shopping ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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China’s Sohu sees improved revenues on all fronts, but profits fall

Chinese online media giant Sohu’s Q4 revenues rose 29 percent compared to last year to $385 million, but a 78 percent rise in operat...

  • February 11, 2014
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Over 20% of bookings on China’s top flight and hotel site come from mobile

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has led China’s online travel booking industry since the sector’s infancy, and it’s latest earnings c...

  • February 14, 2014
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Celebrate China’s Lantern Festival with an interactive tour on Google Street View

The Google Street View team recently sent its cameras into a few major tourist spots in China to get a 360-degree view of the scenery for th...

  • February 14, 2014
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China’s smartphone shipments fall for first quarter in over two years: IDC

90.8 million smartphones were shipped to Chinese retailers in Q3 2013, down from 94.8 million in the previous quarter. The 4.3 percent drop ...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Maker of China’s domestic desktop OS goes dark, leaves employees without pay

The maker of China’s state-backed domestic desktop operating system has terminated all of its employees’ contracts, liquidated i...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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21 million taxi rides have been booked in WeChat in the past month

21 million taxi rides have been booked on WeChat in the past month

WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app in China, added the function to hail and pay for a taxi on January 6. Now, after more than a month ...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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China’s average internet speed jumped 33 percent in 2013, but it’s still pretty slow

Internet speeds in China have historically remained sluggish, though the country has been making steady strides in improving online connecti...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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What WeChat needs to learn from Facebook

WeChat is doing things in China no other app in the world is doing right now. It manages to innovate with every update, having added social...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Xiaomi’s popular budget phone gets a brand new name before it hits international markets

Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that’s steadily expanding beyond its home in China, today revealed that its popular mid-tier handset has ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Alibaba wants to acquire all of Autonavi

Alibaba offers a premium to acquire 100% of online mapping company Autonavi

E-commerce titan Alibaba forked out $294 million to take a 28 percent stake in Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) in May last year. Today, in a letter t...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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