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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SecDev Group Issues Report on US Tech Companies’ Ethical Issues in China

China’s tech market has all the makings of a dream for American companies: it’s huge and growing fast, it’s relatively unt...

  • September 20, 2011
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Report: Pandora Prepping a Move Into China, Looking for Local CEO

The streaming subscription music service Pandora (NYSE:P) is reportedly head-hunting a capable China-area CEO ahead of a Pandora service lau...

  • September 20, 2011
  • at 10:55 am
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China Risks No US IPOs, Terrified Foreign Investors, in VIEs Clampdown

There are fears in the international investment community that foreign investment will be squeezed out of Chinese web companies if authoriti...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Alibaba Announces Real-Name Requirement for All China Users

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced last week that all of its China users must register using a legitimate government ID number befor...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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38 Chinese B2C Sites Clamber Aboard New Taobao Mall Open Platform

As expected, Alibaba today announced a major series of B2C site partnerships for its brand-oriented online storefront known as TMall. It mak...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 3:31 pm
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Mobile Roadie Hits 10 Million App Downloads, Launches in China

Mobile Roadie is a self-service mobile app platform that powers iOS and Android apps for celebrities, companies, and artists. Clients includ...

  • September 17, 2011
  • at 11:08 am
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Is Renren Behind a Kaixin-Badged Group Buy Clone?

The long drawn-out battle between Renren (NYSE:RENN) and Kaixin over the “Kaixin” brand-name looks like it might have moved to t...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Rovio Publishing In-App Comics For Chinese Themed Angry Birds

Visiting the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, I randomly bumped into Peter Vesterbacka, the CEO of Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds. I’...

  • September 16, 2011
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Kaixin Opens Up its Group Buy Site, Looks for Partners

Kaixin, the Chinese social network, is opening up its fairly new group buy site, Kaixin Tuan Gou, to partners, making it an open platform. T...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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360 Browser for Android, Yet One More Choice for Chinese Netizens

Desktop and mobile web browser apps in China are increasingly becoming freebies, like tea-bags at hotels, from companies desperate to be rem...

  • September 20, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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A Map of China’s Digital Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Here’s another handy inf...

  • September 20, 2011
  • at 9:07 am
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MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s Ha Ha Market

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own cu...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Apple Store in Shanghai, Officially Launching This Friday

Shortly after we blogged about Apple Hong Kong’s officially launch this coming Saturday, we learned from the good folks at Shanghaiist.com...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 6:39 pm
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MiQi, With New VC Funding, Aims to be China’s Cosmetics Store

The Chinese e-commerce site MiQi.cn, which specializes in cosmetics, has just completed a round of funding from DT Capital. It’s valued, i...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 11:57 am
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GaoJie Arrives Fashionably Late to the Luxury E-Commerce Party

China has yet another brand-specialist luxury e-commerce site, with the launch of the ‘High Street’ site at GaoJie.com today. It brings ...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 9:57 pm
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Nokia Starts Pre-Orders in China for N9, Virtual Elbowing Begins

Form an orderly virtual queue… No pushing… Nokia has just announced on its two official Weibo accounts that it is starting to ta...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 10:52 am
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Tencent Launches Free Augmented Reality Translation App

Chinese social media giant Tencent is having a good year for apps – with lots of new releases and feature-filled updates – and now it ha...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Sohu, Spending Big on Video Content, Licenses 400 More Hollywood Titles

Chinese web portal Sohu (NASDAQ:SOHU) is splashing the cash this week, licensing 400 movie titles from Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox. T...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 4:02 pm
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