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.

Tech Temple

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
  • at 9:00 am
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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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Can China produce a game studio like SuperCell?

When the DreamWorks animated movie Kung Fu Panda released worldwide, many in the Chinese movie and animation industry asked themselves why c...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 9:08 pm
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Alibaba leads $206 million investment in US Amazon rival ShopRunner

China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba looks set to compete in the US market by leading a $206 million investment in ShopRunner...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 10:45 am
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Foxconn to PS4 interns: You can terminate your participation at any time

Foxconn has responded to last night’s report, which went viral while Asia is asleep, that alleged the manufacturer’s use of forced stude...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 7:08 pm
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Report: Foxconn using forced student labor to build Sony’s PS4

If reports in the Chinese press are to be believed, Sony’s next-gen games console may be being assembled using some very outdated labo...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 1:33 pm
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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
  • at 9:00 am
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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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5 must-read tech stories in China this week

Missed your regular fix of China tech news this week? Worry not, our roundup is here! 1. Coursera partners with Netease to launch Chinese-l...

  • October 13, 2013
  • at 5:28 pm
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42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia

Asia, as we have noted repeatedly before, is home to the biggest internet populations across the world. These maps show us, with some stagge...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Rumor: MMO titan Perfect World could enter console games market with $49 million acquisition of TGBUS

Chinese MMORPG giant Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD) plans to acquire the country’s largest gaming portal TGBUS for RMB 300 million ($49 ...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 10:53 pm
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P2P car rental site iCarsClub opens doors in Beijing, trust issues remain

The online car rental space in Beijing just got a little bit more heated as Singapore-based startup iCarsClub, which operates a peer-to-peer...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 6:08 pm
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Product search engine B5M finds itself $16 million in series B funding

Chinese product search engine B5M has just followed up on its first major round of funding in early 2012 by announcing a series B investment...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 8:38 pm
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