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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Beijing Public Transit Cards Track Your Every Move

If you live in Beijing and you take public transit much, you’ve probably got one of those blue Yikatong public transit cards. They wor...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week was dominated by a loss, with the too-young death of Apple co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. Even though it happened thousands of mi...

  • October 9, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Jack Ma’s Speech at Stanford, Comments on Yahoo [Full Video]

Stanford Business has put the footage of Jack Ma’s recent speech online. The Alibaba CEO raised eyebrows on both sides of the ocean wh...

  • October 7, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Mix: China’s Sexiest, Most Flirtatious Social Network

A Chinese start-up has this week launched China’s most flirtatious social network, called Mix. It’s a mobile- and LBS-based serv...

  • October 7, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Firefox 7 Gets an ‘Appcenter’ – But Only in China

The recently-released Firefox 7 browser has a fun feature that’s unique to China – a web apps panel called Appcenter. It’s...

  • October 7, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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At Beijing’s Apple Store, Flowers for Steve Jobs [VIDEO]

Steve Jobs’s death Wednesday has sent shockwaves rippling throughout the tech world, and China is no exception. You’ve already h...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 5:11 pm
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GraspChinese.com Helps Noobs Learn Chinese Online

As we all know and witness, every company wants a piece of the Chinese market but often find it a tough one to enter. If you want to underst...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Baidu International Launches, Aimed at Global Brands

Baidu, in partnership with China Search International, is launching ‘Baidu International‘ today, which it touts as a service “to help ...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 1:59 pm
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5 Reasons Chinese Consumers Should Avoid the iPhone 4S

Now that Apple’s iPhone 4S is out in the open (if not anywhere near Chinese shelves), consumers can weigh up the pros and cons of upgradin...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 10:57 am
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Chinese Auto-Maker BYD Teases Android Smartphone For Less Than 1000 RMB

He Tao, a senior exec at Chinese battery- and auto-maker, BYD, posted news and a photo to his Weibo account yesterday, saying the company wi...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 9:48 am
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Why Did China’s Xiaomi Mock Steve Jobs’ Death?

Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun, is apparently a popular figure in China as shown by the large number of fans following him on Sina Weibo. I’m...

  • October 8, 2011
  • at 3:23 pm
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Facebook on China: Still Not Talking

Mark Zuckerberg once said that Facebook can never connect the world without including China’s 1.3 billion people. And we all assume Facebo...

  • October 7, 2011
  • at 9:12 pm
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Xiaomi, Makers of Chinese iPhone Clone, Mock Steve Jobs’s Death on Weibo

While we knew Lei Jun was content to make tasteless comments about Steve Jobs’s death before he had died, somehow we thought Jobs̵...

  • October 7, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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“Sent From Jobs’ iPad” – Sina Weibo Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Today will be a hard day to forget for many of us, as people woke up to be shocked by the news that Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 8:18 pm
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‘Anonymous Analytics’ Exposes the Corruption and Fake Credentials of a Chinese Fraud

The hacker collective Anonymous has a new research wing dubbed Anonymous Analytics – and it is already exposing one Chinese company th...

  • October 6, 2011
  • at 1:54 pm
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5 of the Best Chinese Photo-Sharing Apps

Photo-sharing apps and smartphones go together like the proverbial horse and carriage. So in China it’s no surprise that dozens of sta...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 5:08 pm
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Chinese Netizens are Very Disappointed by the iPhone 4S

Early this morning, Apple announced its next-gen iPhone, the iPhone 4S. For people expecting an iPhone 5, this was a little disappointing; f...

  • October 5, 2011
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Apple’s New Hong Kong Store Sold More on Opening Day Than Any Other Apple Store

Last month, Apple opened new Apple stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai. And while we knew that Apple’s commercial endeavors in greater Ch...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 1:32 am
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