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.


SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
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Momo app linked to prostitution in China

Linked to prostitution, China’s favorite flirty chat app slammed by state media

Momo is China’s top chat-and-flirt app for connecting with people in your area. But some workers in the sex industry find it to be a great...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 5:34 pm
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Weibo vs Twitter valuation

As Weibo launches IPO, here are all the facts and stats you need to know

Let’s look at all the facts and stats you need to know about Weibo, China's latest tech IPO to hit Wall Street.

  • April 17, 2014
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise just $286 million from its IPO - not the...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Candy Crush Saga hits China with upcoming tie-in on Tencent’s WeChat

Fasten your seatbelts and get out your toothbrushes, because an avalanche of hard candy is about to hit China. The Wall Street Journal just ...

  • April 16, 2014
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Sina Weibo IPO

Weibo posts net loss one day before IPO, user engagement casts a shadow

Weibo yesterday made a final amendment to its prospectus, showing the social network's financial performance during the first quarter of thi...

  • April 16, 2014
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Despite cold shoulder from banks, China’s bitcoin exchanges find new ways to survive

The prospect of rebuilding what was once the world's largest bitcoin market looks much more difficult, but not impossible.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 7:49 pm
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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s culture

In a society where people guard their close connections and often keep their professional contacts a secret, how will LinkedIn get users to ...

  • April 15, 2014
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200 million Chinese people use Tencent’s QQ… at the same time

Tencent's 15-year-old QQ messenger and social network might have hit it's final major milestone – 200 million people used the service simu...

  • April 14, 2014
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Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Sina Weibo IPO

Weibo disappoints with low IPO debut, but shares climb after cold start

Weibo’s shares made their IPO debut at a mere $16.27, but the share price soon climbed up gradually.

  • April 18, 2014
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Xiaomi looks to steal thunder from OnePlus with launch of mysterious new gadget on same day, April 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today gave fans a sneak peek at an upcoming new device. But what is it?

  • April 17, 2014
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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
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China has 10 times more people, but Japan still outspends on iOS apps

In Q1 2014, China's revenue growth was stronger than download growth for the first time. Games accounted for the majority of that rise.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Alibaba’s profit doubles to $1.36 billion in Q4 ahead of long-awaited IPO

The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on the same period a year before.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 10:44 am
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Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the newest wave of transportation apps go far ...

  • April 15, 2014
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
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China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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