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.


4 search trends Google saw in Asia in 2013

Check out the 4 search trends Google noticed in Asia in 2013

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been looking at the hottest search topics and online trends in Asia in 2013 – and here are the results. Let&#...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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AirHelp gets disappointed passengers their money back from airlines

We’ve not seen many startups venture into the area of consumer rights, but here’s one we’ve discovered. It’s a useful site that peop...

  • December 17, 2013
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Can China’s coolest smartwatch best the likes of Samsung and Sony? Short answer: no

Out of nowhere, a new Chinese company appeared this summer with two new Android phones, an Android-based smartwatch, and a smart ring. That ...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:01 pm
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China’s Huawei to sell new budget smartphone for 1 Yuan less than cheapest Xiaomi

It seems Huawei won’t be content to sit back and let Xiaomi get all the glory for selling low-cost, high-performance smartphones. ...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Tesla launches Chinese homepage

Ahead of car roll-out in China, Tesla launches Chinese homepage

With Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) all-electric cars due to hit China’s roads in February 2014, the US automaker has today launched a sp...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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12 must-read tech stories in China this week

Even as China is touching the moon with its lunar mission, plenty is happening on Earth: the country’s Great Firewall is extending its...

  • December 15, 2013
  • at 1:42 pm
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As China's demand for domestic help grows, Ayibang gets series A funding

As China’s demand for domestic help grows, Ayibang gets series A funding

With China’s growing rank of middle classes and ever more hectic urban lifestyles, there’s inevitably a new niche market that ne...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Apple removes censor-evading FreeWeibo app from Chinese App Store

FreeWeibo, an app made by anti-censorship activist website GreatFire.org, is no longer available on the Apple App Store in China, according...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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Blame game: what’s the root of Chinese entrepreneurs’ “lack of creativity”?

It’s a common stigma: Chinese people aren’t creative. They can only copy, they aren’t good critical thinkers, and they can...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Smartisan OS launch

China-made, Android-based Smartisan OS gets $11.5 million in funding. What’s next? A phone?

Launched earlier this year with insane amounts of hype, China-made Smartisan OS is an Android skin. And that’s it. It’s not a ph...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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IAHGames founder went from distributing junk mail to running a $25 million games publisher

Roland Ong of IAHGames started with $4,000 in his pockets. Now he's running a multi-million dollar business.

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:32 pm
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Doubling down, China bans transactions between Bitcoin exchanges and 3rd-party payment companies

Less than two weeks after the government hammer came down on Bitcoin in China, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has struck another blow.

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 11:27 am
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Xiaomi’s beta smart wi-fi router costs 15 cents – but you’ve got to build it yourself

Back in mid-November, Xiaomi hinted at a mysterious new device that [looked like a Mac Pro], and turned out to be a smart wi-firouter sort o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:24 pm
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Listen to local nightclubs’ music before deciding where to go out with Bobamusic

Electronic music fans can be pretty picky about their DJs, and keeping track of who performs where can be a hassle, especially for newcomers...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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The Jade Rabbit has landed: China touches down robotic rover on moon

Two weeks ago, China blasted off on its third ever moon mission. But the objective this time was all new – to land on the lunar surfac...

  • December 14, 2013
  • at 11:09 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3

Mobile gaming is still China’s fastest-growing game sector, with the market exploding 75 percent from Q2 to Q3 this year. New data fro...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma is FT's person of the year

“Godfather of China’s scrappy entrepreneurial spirit”: Alibaba’s Jack Ma is FT’s person of the year

While Time magazine was busy weighing up the Pope and Edward Snowden, the Financial Times has been looking elsewhere for its most influentia...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:34 pm
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