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.

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China’s car services startups get a funding boost that will drive them off a cliff

If you run a startup that has anything to do with cars in China, then there’s a pretty good chance you got funded recently.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan planning a retail store

Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan has been making big moves this year. This past spring, its launch event for its T1 smartphone became ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Hong Kong's student-led protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from participants, eyewitnesses, and supporters fro...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of t...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Chinese flirting app Momo reportedly targets December for US IPO

It’s no secret that Chinese flirty chat app Momo has been flirting with the idea of a US IPO for some time now. Back in May there were...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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China’s InnoLight closes $38M series C round led by Google Capital

China’s InnoLight Technology announced today via a press release that it has closed a US$38 million round of Series C funding led by G...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:44 pm
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Yuemei - Cosmetic surgery marketplace in China gets series A funding

A pretty penny: plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding

Yuemei has over 1,100 registered practitioners in its marketplace, scattered across mainland China.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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Intel spends $1.5 billion to take 20% stake in Chinese chip-maker

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip-maker Spreadtrum.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Government regulation is strangling China’s smart TVs and set-top boxes

“Why should the government adapt to the internet, rather than the internet adapting to the government?” That was the question a ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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US travel giant Priceline ups investment by buying another $135M in Ctrip stock

Just a couple of months ago, American online travel company Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) invested US$500 million into Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) in the ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:08 am
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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China's regulators give final approval to Apple's iPhone 6 after giving it unusual security check

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have full approval from China’s regulators.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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China tech news this week

10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s financial arm earns approval to open a private bank

The Chinese ecommerce giant continues to get serious about entering the banking sector.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:13 pm
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Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

A new Chinese startup is looking to make an impact around the world with its smart home security system that uses image recognition technolo...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Instagram blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong

Instagram’s block in China is likely due to the democracy reform protests in Hong Kong. Yesterday saw tens of thousands of peaceful demons...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:14 am
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you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites ...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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