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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GGV Capital closes $620 million fund for startups in China and Silicon Valley

GGV says the amount is consistent with previous funds, bringing its total capital under management to over US$2.2 billion.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Tencent Q1 2014

Tencent pulls in $2.95 billion in revenue in Q1 as WeChat gaming takes off

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) had a blockbuster Q1, according to its new financial report today.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Chinese net giant Baidu faces call for boycott in Thailand (UPDATED)

A number of Thai netizens are not happy that certain computer stores have pre-installed Baidu’s Antivirus software onto their Windows mach...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at up to $24.6 billion

Not as big as Alibaba, but upcoming IPO for rival JD could value it at $24.6 billion

JD’s latest update reveals that the ecommerce company is pricing its shares in the US$16 to $18 range, which values the site at up to $24....

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 in terms of smartphone shipments, moves up to 3rd in China

Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 for smartphone shipments, kicks out HTC

Boosted by buyers in China, half of the worldwide top 10 phone brands are now Chinese. Huawei is third, Lenovo fourth, Xiaomi debuts in sixt...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:39 pm
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China has 100 million brain-damaged online gamers: study

The report defines these people as players who have lost self control and developed an irrational dependence on games.

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 5:38 pm
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CTW - China tech news this week

7 must-read tech stories in China this week

More Chinese companies head West this week as Alibaba files for IPO and dating app Momo preps for its own.

  • May 11, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Daily Themes - A place to write better

This startup gives non-native English writers instant data insights and expert feedback to improve their prose

The best way to learn to write is to write, but a little coaching never hurts either. That's the premise behind Shanghai-based startup Daily...

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it's prepping launch in Malaysia in 'next few weeks'

Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it’s prepping launch in Malaysia ‘in next few weeks’

For the first time ever, the world is talking about a Chinese brand. That brand is upstart phone-maker Xiaomi. Speaking today at our Startup...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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China’s WeComics app gets $1.5 million funding to emulate the success of Bitstrips

WeComics is like China’s answer to Bitstrips. Not only is it the same idea – user-created comics shareable over social media – but WeC...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat grows to 396 million active users

WeChat has now grown to 396 million monthly active users, says the messaging app's maker, Tencent.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Check out this social network for China’s pampered pets

About 33 million households in China have a cat or a dog. China’s pet owners now even have their own social networking app.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Shooting the messenger: China’s state broadcaster rails against WeChat public accounts for rumors and false ads

"A hotbed of rumors and false advertising." That's how China's state-run CCTV described WeChat's public accounts in a recent episode of its ...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 4:35 pm
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Facebook’s business grows in China despite block, now preps to open an office in Beijing

In as little as a year, Facebook could have boots on the ground for the first time in China, even though the site they represent will remain...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 12:27 pm
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Here are 5 indoor air quality monitors for homes in China

this new wave of devices designed for home use is quickly driving prices downward, and it won't be long before they become a staple of ever...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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China's top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China’s top flirting app reportedly prepping US IPO as value rises to $2 billion

China-made Momo is reportedly preparing a US IPO that could happen later this year.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 5:19 pm
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Can Alibaba guarantee foreign ecommerce firms success in China? Shoprunner is about to find out

The alliance saves Shoprunner the trouble of adapting its current model to the Chinese market--a task many foreign ecommerce companies have ...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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How an entrepreneur with two failed ventures went on to clone Rocket Internet’s tech hub in Asia

What do you do when you're commanded by Rocket Internet to tear down a 160-person powerhouse tech center responsible for the launch of over ...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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