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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Why a female founder started a company to help women find jobs, and why she quit

Enticed by the adventure and a chance to make a difference, Lu jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship, giving up an opportunity to work a co...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Sina Weibo IPO

Sina Weibo sets price range for shares, aims to raise $437 million in IPO

Sina Weibo will price its shares in the US$17 to $19 range. If it debuts at the top of that range, Weibo will raise $437 million.

  • April 5, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
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The omen: the sad decline of “China’s Facebook” shows why you should avoid the IPO of “China’s Twitter”

Sina Weibo, often heralded as China’s answer to Twitter, will soon IPO in the US. It’s a good chance for investors around the world to g...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 m...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
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The un-sexy Chinese app that topped Google Play rankings now heads for a US IPO

Clean Master is ranked number one in Google Play's Tools category, and number four out of all non-games after Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebo...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 12:42 pm
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Sina Weibo picks NASDAQ for upcoming IPO, expects to make a loss this quarter

Sina Weibo’s US IPO – in which the Chinese social network is seeking to raise US$500 million – is still being cooked up, a...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 10:13 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for the first time ever – on November ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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8 must-read tech stories in China this week

Here are eight top news stories – plus a bonus article – of the most-read China tech developments in the past week.

  • April 6, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
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Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to a study from Hong Kong-based Counterpoi...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache now books 5 million rides a day, and it spent $225 million to get there

After months of burning through cash, the endless subsidies for China’s taxi riders using Didi Dache or Kuaidi Dache appear to be windin...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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China's mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year's total

China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)

We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile ...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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GMIC Beijing gears up for its biggest conference yet (promo)

The annual Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing is one of the most influential mobile industry conferences on the continent...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 8:50 pm
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Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the IDG ventures just led a series B funding ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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