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.

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to Tmall

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to do ecommerce in China

The rush to do ecommerce in China is speeding up thanks to the record-breaking Alibaba IPO.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Flip a coin: half of China’s government websites have security flaws

Trojan horses, phishing plugins, and theft of user information are some of the risks you’ll face if you land on a website run by the Chine...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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US tourism site for overseas Chinese gets $20M investment from Tencent

Woqu, an online travel agency for Chinese looking to make a trip to the US, has secured a US$20 million series B round of funding led by Ten...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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The Next Web signs exclusive deal with Tencent to republish articles in Chinese

The partnership shows a step in the right direction away from the status quo of directly translating content without permission or attributi...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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JD invests in Daojia

Ecommerce titan JD cooks up $50 million in funding for startup food delivery service

Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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BMW and Baidu team up to bring semi-autonomous car tech to China

In three years, you might see a partially self-driving BMW roaming about Beijing

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in Alibaba’s IPO tomorrow

Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in tomorrow’s Alibaba IPO

Of course, the Alibaba chairman – and former CEO – holds a lot more shares. In total Ma has an approximate six percent stake in Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 9:58 pm
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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore on September 19

Apple gets regulatory nod for iPhone 6 in China, but still needs one more license before sales can start

After an expected September 19 release was delayed, Apple still hasn’t announced an official sales date for the country.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:51 pm
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Fun photo app MomentCam snags funding from Alibaba

Fun photo app MomentCam snags series A funding from Alibaba

Virally popular photo app MomentCam has secured series A funding led by ecommerce titan Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Alibaba IPO will make it biggest internet company in China and third biggest in the world

Alibaba will be the third-biggest internet company in the world by market cap if analysts' estimates hold up.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Here are all the must-see numbers on Alibaba ahead of record-breaking IPO

To get a sense of the scale of Alibaba – both in China and up against ecommerce titans like Amazon – we’ve put together this infograph...

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:20 am
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

The 9-month bachelor party: here’s everything Alibaba invested in or acquired in 2014

Alibaba invested in or bought outright multiple companies, spending so much money that some have referred to 2014 thus far as Alibaba's "bac...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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New Tencent deal with China’s biggest oil company means you could soon pay for a tank of gas with WeChat

Tencent and Sinopec will work together in mobile payments, big data, and navigation.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba’s pre-IPO roadshow videos are a must-watch

If you're confused about the ecommerce giant's business model as it prepares to go public in the US, watch these clips.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 8:20 pm
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