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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China’s Craigslist set for US IPO next week, will raise up to $190 million

China’s biggest online classifieds site – with 130 million monthly unique users – is ready to IPO in the US. 58.com (58同...

  • October 22, 2013
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Alibaba looks set to avoid Hong Kong after getting NYSE, NASDAQ approval for IPO

Hong Kong or New York? That’s been the question for a year as analysts follow the course of Alibaba’s much-anticipated IPO. Over...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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Personal information from hotel check-ins found for sale online in China

Reports have surfaced in Chinese-language media outlets of a website purporting to contain personal information from thousands of guests tha...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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5 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi’s highs and lows, Alibaba accuses WeChat of selling counterfeit goods, Chinese online attack traffic falls to the number two gl...

  • October 20, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun to international media: Don’t call me the Steve Jobs of China

It’s not easy being Xiaomi, according to Lei Jun. There’s no doubt that while the company deserves the attention it receives, fr...

  • October 18, 2013
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Pot calling the kettle black? Alibaba’s Alipay says WeChat is full of counterfeit items

Just a year or two ago, Alibaba’s Alipay was really the only game in town when it came to online payments in China. It dominated its c...

  • October 18, 2013
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Alibaba continues outward expansion as its payment platform Alipay readies Taiwan entry

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba announced that it plans to bring its PayPal-esque payment platform Alipay to Taiwan during the first half...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 2:02 pm
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Report: Indonesia overtakes China as world’s biggest source of online attacks

38 percent of the world’s online attack traffic comes from Indonesia, according to The State of the Internet Q2 report by Akamai. Th...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 8:07 pm
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How a Facebook profile picture has become a political tool in Vietnam

With General Giap’s passing, Vietnam’s internet has lit up with eulogies and homages to the man who orchestrated the victory of the Vie...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Survey: In China, different cities use different apps

A survey conducted by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group of Beijing says Chinese smartphone habits vary depending on what tier city th...

  • October 21, 2013
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Baidu announces upcoming launch of Baifa as it moves into personal finance

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced today that it will officially launch a new finance platform on the 28th. According to Netease News, Baidu’s ...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 4:13 pm
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Personal savings app Milefo takes first place at Beijing Tech Hive

The 10th edition of Beijing Tech Hive, the city’s premiere Startup Weekend-style 54-hour hackathon, came and passed. Six teams demoed the...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 11:22 am
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China’s Lenovo signals interest in buying BlackBerry

Chinese PC maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) has signed a nondisclosure agreement to look at BlackBerry’s financial books, according to the Wal...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Check out Beijing’s newest and biggest coworking space

In an old factory among the hutongs near Beijing’s city center lies a temple. No, it’s not the kind of temple where you worshi...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Apple confirms 10-key Pinyin keyboard only for iPhones in HK and China

In Hong Kong and China specifically, many are frustrated with the existing iOS 7 10-key pinyin keyboard.

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
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Huawei jumps on the bandwagon, will launch a set-top web TV box next week

Huawei‘s new set-top streaming video box will go on sale in China on October 22, according to QQ Tech. The company announced the Med...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 12:13 pm
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An overview of China’s tech and startup ecosystem in 20 slides

We came across this slideshow put together by Beijing-based Innovation Works partner Chris Evdemon yesterday. It’s one of the best s...

  • October 16, 2013
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Online pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and MITV sell out in under 2 minutes

Today Xiaomi, the hyped-up Chinese phonemaker, held its first online sales of the new Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and the smart MITV, and both dev...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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