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.



WeChat App Adds Integration with Twitter and Facebook as It Goes Global

The Chinese-made messaging app WeChat – which boasts over 100 million registered users – has seen an update to its iPhone app to...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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6 Hot Startups From China’s Spiciest Province

The Chinese province of Sichuan (sometimes still referred to in the anachronistic spelling “Szechwan”) is home to the country...

  • September 5, 2012
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From Weibo to the West: Tea Leaf Nation Partners With The Atlantic

Here’s some pleasantly surprising news this morning from the folks over at Tea Leaf Nation. The relatively new blog which scours Chine...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Here’s Why Your Data Isn’t Safe in China: Investment in Security Just 1% of IT Industry Investment

The past few years have seen more than a few instances of users — sometimes tens of millions of them at a time — getting their d...

  • September 5, 2012
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Qihoo 360 Has Some Skin in Innovation Works. So what?

TechWeb has reported that Chinese web company Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) invested $3 million in Innovation Works’ $180 million fund (1.7% o...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 10:51 pm
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Rumor: Makers of Dolphin Browser Close to Series B Funding Round

The Chinese-made Dolphin Browser could be on course for a second, major round of funding, according to rumors on Chinese tech blogs. Word is...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Shit Gets Real, and Personal, as Chinese Business Leaders Slam Short Sellers Citron

A bunch of Chinese business leaders have grouped together to set up CitronFraud.com, a site dedicated, it says, to exposing “the lies ...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 12:17 pm
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Tencent Partners with CNNIC to Offer Unique .CN User Domains

Chinese tech giant Tencent came out with a rather surprising announcement yesterday: thanks to a partnership with CNNIC, Tencent QQ users wi...

  • September 4, 2012
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Rumor: China Mobile Doesn’t Want to Be the Only 4G TD-LTE Network in China

China Mobile has had a rough time in China’s 3G era. The company’s TD-SCDMA network has gone nowhere, and allowed competitors Ch...

  • September 4, 2012
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Amazon China Users Report Accounts Compromised

Ah, the curse of e-commerce in China. You can buy products within clicks but you often put your personal data at risk, especially if securit...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 7:19 pm
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How Mobile is Now Part of Baidu’s Revenue Equation

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has announced many things over the past two days. For China’s biggest search engine, it’s now all about mobile. ...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 2:38 pm
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China’s Sohu Goes Gangnam Style, Wants to Acquire Korean Film Studio?

China’s video-streaming sites rely on big-name TV serials to bring in lots of young users. So the rumor that the country’s third...

  • September 5, 2012
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Is Asia-Inspired WoW Expansion Mists of Pandaria Coming Soon to China?

According to an official Netease announcment, China’s World of Warcraft servers are rolling out a new patch right now. That wouldnR...

  • September 5, 2012
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Renren Looks to Gaming, Group Buy Services to Increase Revenue

Renren (NYSE:RENN) is the king of China’s traditional social networking hill. But like China’s other social giant, it has found ...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 10:44 pm
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Wine E-Tailer WineNice Gives Taster of New Series B Funding Round

Just a week after one rival pocketed $32 million in funding, an executive at the wine e-commerce site WineNice – or Jiumei in Chinese ...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 1:41 pm
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SanRenXing is an Education Platform That Now Looks a Lot Like Weibo

If you don’t have kids who go to school in China, you might not be aware of SanRenXing. I wasn’t. Spinning the wheel of Chinese ...

  • September 4, 2012
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China’s Formerly Intranet-Only Xinjiang Breaks 2 Million Broadband Users, 70% Coverage

China News Service announced yesterday that Xinjiang, China’s massive western province, has reached 2 million broadband users, and 70 ...

  • September 4, 2012
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FluentFlix Wants to Take You to the Movies So You Can Learn Chinese

Online education is a fast-growing sector, and given China’s swift economic growth, a lot of people are interested in studying Chinese...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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