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.



Chinese social critic and microblogger detained on economic charges

Most Chinese internet users probably wouldn’t recognize the name Dong Rubin, but many know the man by his online handle, bianmin (R...

  • September 13, 2013
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Wandoujia launches video search function in China

Wandoujia, one of China’s leading Android app stores, today announced the launch of its new video search service. The addition to the ...

  • September 12, 2013
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Music is an inaccessible industry for tech startups

Here's why I think these startups won't succeed, and why I would advise any tech entrepreneur against the music industry.

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 11:13 am
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Report: LeTV and Tencent collaborating on smart TV, announcement coming later this month

Smart TVs seem to be the hot trend in China tech these days (this month alone we’ve seen both Baidu and Xiaomi get in on the smart TV ...

  • September 12, 2013
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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Beijing, meets Chinese web official

While everyone’s been busy drooling/pontificating over the new iPhones, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has been busy in Beij...

  • September 11, 2013
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iPhone 5S and 5C get China Mobile network license, but still no word on a deal

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled the iPhone 5S and 5C overnight in Asia. While the much-anticipated China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941) deal didn...

  • September 11, 2013
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Xiaomi beats “Little Pepper” in landmark Weibo defamation case

Around one year ago, as cheap smartphones were bursting onto the Chinese market right and left, a new phone called the “Little Pepper&...

  • September 11, 2013
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Apple’s “cheap” iPhone 5C will cost $735 in China

So much for all the talk of Apple offering an inexpensive smartphone to compete with cheap smartphone players like Xiaomi in China! At Apple...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 2:51 am
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Polls indicate the iPhone 5C might be dead-on-arrival in China

“iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, which do you choose?” That was the question posed by Tencent in yesterday’s poll (article in Chinese) ...

  • September 11, 2013
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China’s official train ticket site makes travel harder during the holidays. Again.

China’s official website for train ticket sales, 12306, is bad in ways that it’s tough to even begin to count. The country’...

  • September 13, 2013
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Hex Airbot adds drone skills

Makers of 3D-printed nanocopter set new goals, plan to turn it into a drone

Last month, the long-awaited open source, 3D-printed nanocopter – the one we previewed back in January – known as the Hex Airbot...

  • September 12, 2013
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Netease’s MOBA game launches open beta in China, but faces uphill battle in e-sports scene

Netease’s Heroes of the Three Kingdoms, a MOBA-style game based on DoTA and League of Legends, launched its nationwide open beta yeste...

  • September 12, 2013
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The iPhone 5C was never meant for China; it was meant to make the iPhone 5 obsolete

So here we are, a day after the announcement of Apple’s new iPhones, and as usual the entire world has exploded. This time the story i...

  • September 12, 2013
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Most mobile internet users in China say they are influenced by ads

Internet ads in the West are generally considered successful if they average one click per 100 views. That’s a far cry from China, ac...

  • September 11, 2013
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China's coolest homegrown smartphones, 2013 infographic

5 of China’s coolest homegrown smartphones in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

China is an Android nation, with an estimated 300 million active Android users by the end of this year. Google’s mobile OS has also pr...

  • September 11, 2013
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Apple’s new iPhones support TD-LTE: another sign the phones are coming to China Mobile?

We’ll probably know within a few hours whether Apple’s new phones are coming to China Mobile or not; Apple is holding a press ev...

  • September 11, 2013
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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C coming to China, Japan, and Singapore Sept. 20

At Apple’s press event in California, the company has confirmed what China Telecom already leaked: the company’s new iPhones are...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 2:27 am
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Line app China

Messaging app Line seeks a boost in China with app store promo and new stickers

China’s messaging app scene might be dominated by WeChat, but Japan-made rival Line nonetheless launched officially in China in Decemb...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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