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.


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
  • at 11:58 am
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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
  • at 9:00 am
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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
  • at 1:00 pm
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra lays out international expansion roadmap, next stop: Malaysia

Barra said the company wants to pull a significant portion of Southeast Asia under its belt as a platform before jumping into India.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Chrome with Chinese characteristics: the world’s hottest mobile browser arrives on desktop

“Wow, that looks a lot like Chrome,” was the first thought that went through my head when I first opened up UCWeb's new PC browser for W...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 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 2014, 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
  • at 10:56 am
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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
  • at 3:00 pm
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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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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:46 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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sina weibo quarantine

Weibo’s content gap: just 5% of users post nearly all original content

Another scathing report documenting Sina Weibo's decline hit the press yesterday, just one week before the Twitter of China lists on the US ...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:39 am
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China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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