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.

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

A new Chinese startup is looking to make an impact around the world with its smart home security system that uses image recognition technolo...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Instagram blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong

Instagram’s block in China is likely due to the democracy reform protests in Hong Kong. Yesterday saw tens of thousands of peaceful demons...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:14 am
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you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites ...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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China’s 1st commercial cloning firm makes and sells rare dog breed for millions of dollars

China’s Boya Life and Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation have created three pure-blooded Tibetan Mastiff puppies born to a surrog...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Major China VC to startups: raise funds now, a cooldown is imminent

He advised those thinking about raising funds to do so immediately and worry less about their valuations.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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In a bid for transparency, Chinese province will post prison inmate information online

Prison inmates in Guangdong will get their own online profiles where relatives can see how they are doing, how much money they spend, and he...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in 140 countries at end of October 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats iPhone 6 to stores in China and South Korea, launching September 26

Samsung today confirmed that its newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, will launch in China and South Korea this week.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Xiaomi launches blood pressure monitor in partnership with Silicon Valley’s iHealth Labs

Xiaomi today will launch its first ever healthcare product in conjunction with iHealth Labs, a smart blood pressure monitor.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Huawei wants to build smarter cities with $25 million acquisition of UK-based startup

China's Huawei jumps into smart city and industrial internet-of-things sector with $25M acquisition of UK-based Neul

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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Intel spends $1.5 billion to take 20% stake in Chinese chip-maker

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip-maker Spreadtrum.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Alibaba is going to expand. But these VCs believe that startups in Southeast Asia don’t need to worry.

Alibaba is flush with cash and ready to expand. But that might not be a bad thing.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: more air purifiers, more smartwatches, and more kegel trainers

For the first time, our monthly installment of China's best crowdfunding campaigns features more projects on JD than Demohour.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Chinese schoolkids are hiding their smartphones inside fake dictionaries

Hey, that's sneaky! Chinese schoolkids can buy a phone case that looks like a dictionary. It's already available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Xiaomi Mi Band: at just $13, all flaws are forgiven (REVIEW)

Unless there’s a specific feature or third-party app that you just can’t part with on the Fitbit and Jawbone, there's no reason not to b...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Phone-maker Xiaomi unveiled a new game controller today that’s designed to work with the company’s own MiPad tablet and MiTV.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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