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.

JD invests in Daojia

Ecommerce titan JD cooks up $50 million in funding for startup food delivery service

Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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BMW and Baidu team up to bring semi-autonomous car tech to China

In three years, you might see a partially self-driving BMW roaming about Beijing

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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ejiajie

Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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China’s WeChat introduces in-store payments for Dairy Queen and 8 other chains

The popular social app wants to take your money, now.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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8 emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted

We've compiled a list of eight consumer-facing emerging technologies that kids born today will take for granted by the time they're adults.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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chelaile

Chelaile could be China’s best bus tracking app, but limited cities are a dealbreaker

The Chinese startup just received a US$5 million series A round of funding from undisclosed investors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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This startup buys old shipping containers and turns them into urban hydroponic farms

The shipping containers are renovated to house an automated hydroponic farm with 1,600 heads of lettuce, celery, and other leafy greens for ...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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Here are all the must-see numbers on Alibaba ahead of record-breaking IPO

To get a sense of the scale of Alibaba – both in China and up against ecommerce titans like Amazon – we’ve put together this infograph...

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:20 am
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

The 9-month bachelor party: here’s everything Alibaba invested in or acquired in 2014

Alibaba invested in or bought outright multiple companies, spending so much money that some have referred to 2014 thus far as Alibaba's "bac...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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New Tencent deal with China’s biggest oil company means you could soon pay for a tank of gas with WeChat

Tencent and Sinopec will work together in mobile payments, big data, and navigation.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba’s pre-IPO roadshow videos are a must-watch

If you're confused about the ecommerce giant's business model as it prepares to go public in the US, watch these clips.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 8:20 pm
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China can’t wait. Grey market iPhone 6 selling for $5,000 with no official release date in sight

The new iPhone 6 models didn't get a simultaneous release in China this year, which has already created a lucrative grey market for Apple's ...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Xiaomi's investment in startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

Xiaomi’s investment in microfinance startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

This microfinance startup offers business loans for small and medium-sized businesses and consumer loans for individuals.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:14 pm
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Startup from China makes a vending machine that peels, squeezes, and pours fresh orange juice on demand

Vingoo makes vending machines that pour customers a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice, and it just picked up a series A round of funding.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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