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 Mi2S launch

China’s Xiaomi Sells 7 Million Phones in First Half 2013, Pulls in $2.15 Billion Revenue

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is only in its second full year of production but already it’s churning out a lot of phones – and plenty ...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 12:31 pm
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Baidu to Buy Mobile Platform Operator 91 Wireless for $1.9 Billion

How serious is Baidu about mobile? Serious enough to spend $1.9 billion on mobile technology company 91 Wireless, apparently. Baidu announce...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 9:57 am
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China’s 50 Cent Party: Pro-China Online Commenters May Also Be Convicts

China’s ’50 Cent Party’ — the army of online commenters paid by the government to push its talking points online ...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Google China Boss John Liu

Google China Boss John Liu Quits, New Successor Named

It’s all change at the top at Google China as current country head John Liu will step down after nearly six difficult and controversia...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 9:12 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Let’s get straight into our news of the week coming out of China. 1. 5 Reasons China is Crying Out For Uber Basically, it comes down to: d...

  • July 14, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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Asia Is The World Leader In SMS Innovation: Here Are 8 Great Examples

There's so much talk about the latest mobile apps these days and that's caused us to ignore a very important and innovative space that Asia ...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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In Depth: Getting Bitcoin into the Hands of China’s Average Zhou

Bitcoin has exploded in China, but preventing the virtual currency bubble from bursting means spreading it to consumers.

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Apple iPhone 4 Explodes into Flames, Burns Bed While Owner Sleeps (PICS)

Here’s a picture of an Apple iPhone 4 that you’re not likely to see in any of the company’s promo galleries anytime soon: ...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 3:03 am
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HP Lenovo PC sales, 2013

Bow Down Before Your New Chinese Overlords: Lenovo Passes HP as World’s Top PC Maker

Lenovo has been heading towards this for a long time as its PC shipments rise relative to its struggling rivals. And now it has officially h...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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An Open Letter to WeChat: 7 Warnings From a Social Media Marketer

Jeremy Webb is associate director at Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing. He heads up Social@Ogilvy for Beijing, managing a team of 10 to provi...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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91Waijiao Connects Chinese With Foreign English Teachers, Gets $4 Million Funding

Education site 91Waijiao is a learning platform that connects Chinese of all ages with foreign English teachers. It’s a neat idea to disru...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Jingdong Headed for US IPO?

Is Jingdong aiming for an initial public offering on the US market? That’s the rumor being passed around in the Chinese tech media, ac...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Content With New Investment, Chinese E-Books Platform Cloudary Cancels US IPO Plan

We noted last week that Chinese e-books platform Cloudary wrapped up $110 million in funding. It seems that new investment is sufficient for...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Rumor: Tencent Partnering with Telecom to Offer WeChat Subscription Plans

Apparently, at least one of China’s telecoms is reading Tech in Asia*! On Thursday, I suggested that China’s telecoms ought to o...

  • July 13, 2013
  • at 3:43 am
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Photo sharing app Cooliris integrates with Tencent, Evernote, Tumblr, and more

Cooliris, an app that enables users to share and view photos from multiple sources on their mobile devices, has announced a partnership with...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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China’s Game Console Ban Might Finally Be Lifted! Now Everybody Calm Down

Once again, we find ourselves looking at media reports suggesting that China might lift its decade-long ban on game consoles. That’s t...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Sogou Launches New Wiki-Encyclopedia: Sogou Baike

After staying quiet for quite some time, Sogou has been on the warpath this year. In March, the company launched a very cool new product tha...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 2:21 am
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Weibo and Jingdong

Survey Finds That Sina Weibo Users Are Less Active This Year (CHARTS)

There comes a time when everything peaks – and then it’s all downhill from there. According to a tracking tool that’s moni...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 2:11 pm
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