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.


Petcube launch

I can haz Petcube? Haxlr8r-incubated project exceeds $100,000 Kickstarter goal

Petcube is a sinister-looking little black box that actually does something adorable – it lets you remotely monitor your pets, and you...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Why Y Combinator startup Strikingly skipped China, Japan and headed for Southeast Asia

Two weeks ago, the entire Strikingly team hung out at Block 71, the epicenter of Singapore’s tech startup community. Here on a workawa...

  • September 30, 2013
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Chinese chat app Yixin launches free international calls to China

Yixin, the messaging app developed jointly by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) and the web portal Netease (NASDAQ:NTES), introduced a new feature ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 11:51 am
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4 Asian countries Blackberry needs in order to survive

At BlackBerry Jam in Hong Kong this week, the company constantly repeated its mantra of “sense, understand, and adapt” –...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 11:56 pm
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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Silicon Valley luminaries as sponsor of major science prize

As we saw at Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba CEO, the e-commerce magnate has a passion for science. Today, the Alibaba founder is th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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TradeHero raises $10 million in capital, with a keen eye on China

Singapore-based startup TradeHero today announced it has raised $10 million funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers China fund (KPCB Chi...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 8:59 am
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Failure versus face: how can Asia produce startups despite its culture?

Living in Asia, you definitely know what losing face is. How can a culture that is so obsessed with face still produce startups?

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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Now Sogou and Qihoo are suing each other

Well, that didn’t take long. Qihoo 360 was reportedly interested in buying Sogou, but no sooner had Sogou scored an investment from Te...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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China will get 4G before year’s end, says MIIT chief

It has been speculated for quite a while that China would be getting its first 4G network this year, and the fact that even the State Counci...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Shanghai’s new free trade zone bans online gaming, internet cafes, and media businesses

Shanghai’s local government this morning announced a series of measures to control foreign investment in its newly-launched free trade zo...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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6 reasons why China getting game consoles won’t be a windfall for Sony or Microsoft

This gaming post was originally published on our new sister site Games in Asia, which you should totally bookmark right now. After years of ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China tech news this week

10 must-read tech stories in China this week

Here's our top 10 news stories for this week out of China. Everything from cloud to 4G to gaming consoles.

  • September 29, 2013
  • at 12:43 pm
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Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Could this be the real thing? After many false alarms, a document issued by China’s State office this morning suggests that the nation...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 11:32 pm
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Tmall International for global merchants

China’s top e-commerce marketplace to open up to overseas merchants

China’s top e-commerce marketplace, Tmall, is preparing to open up to overseas brands and merchants. As explained on this introductory...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 10:59 am
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Apple’s iPhone 5C is selling terribly in China

I’ve been pretty bearish on the iPhone 5C’s prospects in China since it was initially announced, and it’s no secret that t...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:23 pm
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WeChat for BlackBerry

Blackberry finally gets WeChat Moments and Sina Weibo

WeChat and Sina Weibo users on Blackberry – what’s left of them – will finally be able to get their social networking fix within the...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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iOS gallery app Cooliris teams up with Baidu for cloud storage

US-based mobile photo viewing and sharing app Cooliris announced it’s making further headway into the Chinese market today by partnering...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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No, China is NOT unblocking Facebook (or anything else) in Shanghai free trade zone

Recently, rumor had it that China’s plans for a “free trade zone” in Shanghai would lead to the unblocking of Facebook and...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 12:43 am
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