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.



Xiaomi makes its annual TV appearance during China’s CCTV New Year’s Gala

Up-and-coming phonemaker Xiaomi broadcast a one-minute TV advertisement during last night’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, the annual pro...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 12:11 pm
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Of the top tablet brands, only Lenovo and Samsung increased market share: IDC

IDC’s latest Q4 2013 report of global tablet shipments showed only Lenovo (HKG:0992) and Samsung (KRX:005935) increased their market...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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These Chinese college students built a makeshift business selling fruit on WeChat

Everyone’s familiar with how businesses large and small will leverage social media to generate revenue. In Asia, high profile brands i...

  • January 30, 2014
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Yahoo rides on the shoulders of Alibaba as the Chinese e-commerce titan continues to thrive

In the west, Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) has been on a slow decline for years now. Its share of the search market pales in comparison to Google’...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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China 3G numbers 2013 2014

China ends 2013 with a total of 417 million 3G subscribers

All three of China’s telcos have now revealed their user numbers for December, so we finally have a clear picture of how many people w...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple gets huge revenue boost from Asia, including a record $8.8 billion from China

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed its financials for the quarter ending December 28, 2013 (called fiscal Q1 2014). They show that the Cuperti...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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WeChat’s 5.2 update adds LinkedIn profiles, location sharing, and voice-to-text capability

WeChat has rolled out its 5.2 update for both the domestic Chinese version as well as its international counterpart. The new update adds dep...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Baidu launches search engine in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt (Update: all taken offline)

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has quietly launched its search site over the weekend in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt. The sites are loca...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:50 am
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Alibaba invests $15 million in US-based luxury e-commerce site

New York-based 1stdibs, an online American retailer for fancy interior design, decoration and fashion, just raked in $15 million in series ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

China’s second biggest e-store files for US IPO, aims to raise up to $1.5 billion

After years of speculation, one of China’s top e-stores, JD, has filed to list publicly in the US. According to JD’s filing with...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:33 pm
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China's Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google

China’s Lenovo to buy Motorola phone business from Google, but will regulators approve?

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has confirmed that it’s selling Motorola Mobility – the phone-maker division of Motorola that it acquired i...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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OPPO launches in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo set to launch tomorrow in India

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is set to launch officially in India tomorrow, bringing its Android-based smartphones to a massive new audience. Op...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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High-speed trains in China to get wi-fi, but not in time for Chinese New Year

China has developed a wi-fi system for its high-speed train network, according to Sina Tech, but it likely won’t be implemented in ti...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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5 great browsers to replace your phone’s stock browser

When it comes to smartphones, many people have their preferred selection of apps that they download when first setting up a new phone. But o...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Travel site Yikuaiqu gets funding to be China’s tour guide

Chinese travel services website Yikuaiqu today announced a series A funding round worth “millions of dollars” led by Shenzhen High-te...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Baidu's heat map shows massive Chinese New Year migration

Baidu uses data to track world’s largest human movement as Chinese New Year begins

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has launched a heat map of where Chinese travelers are heading to, coming from, and which routes are most popular dur...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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China tech news this week

14 must-read tech stories from China this week

Missed out on China’s top headlines last week? Here’s our round-up of the best tech stories coming from the nation. 1. Screensh...

  • January 26, 2014
  • at 3:01 pm
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Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably preparing things like food and fireworks. You ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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