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.



Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Chinese Source of Malware Found on New PCs

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decided to tackle some online fraudsters in China head on. It’s filing a lawsuit against a Chinese site wh...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 8:10 pm
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I Think Maybe We All Need to Calm Down?

You know what? I think we may have overdone it. The iPhone is a wonderful smartphone, yes. Apple puts on a great show, true. But this? This ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 11:43 am
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China’s Railway Ministry to Launch New Ticket Purchase Site, Smartphone Apps

China’s Railway Ministry first entered the online ticket sales game about a year ago. Things have not gone smoothly. Launching right b...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 5:00 am
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Game Over? Chinese Gaming Execs Crunch Numbers, Prove Qihoo’s High ARPU

The jabs and lunges are coming thick and fast in the verbal boxing match between the short sellers Citron Research and the Chinese tech exec...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 10:01 pm
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UCWeb Dominates China Mobile Browser Race [Chart]

We were able get a hold of some interesting statistics from iResearch in the China mobile browser race for the month of July. iResearch trac...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 7:45 pm
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Chinese E-commerce Giant 360Buy to Expand into Games

China’s B2C e-commerce specialist 360Buy is stepping onto new ground. According to Yicai, the online shopping giant will be launching its ...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 1:53 pm
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Under Verbal and DDoS Attack from China, Citron Seeks Retraction of “Libelous” Claims

Just as Citron’s Andrew Left told us he would do last week, he has resorted to legal channels in the bitter dispute between himself an...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 12:01 pm
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On Eve of Apple’s Announcement, Weibo Poll Shows Chinese Users Not Interested in iPhone 5

Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement is coming in just a few short hours now. But could this be the first Apple device that meets a lukewarm ...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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How Amazon Localized For China

For western companies, China is probably the hardest country to localize for. But Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying hard in China and has come ...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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WeChat’s Simple Keys To Success: Hire Smart Folks, Work Bloody Hard

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) WeChat is successful, not only in China but it is also gaining traction in other Asian regions. That is only achi...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 6:45 pm
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China’s Coursebox App Gains 100,000 Users in First 10 Days

Depending on which you school Chinese college students are from, the backend student scheduling system may or may not suck. Sometimes it’s...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Chinese Net Users Disappointed by iPhone 5 (But They’ll Buy It Anyway)

As now seems par for the course with Apple announcements, the wake of the iPhone 5 announcement has brought a lot of disappointment. In Chin...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Did Google Throw a Hissy Fit, Get Launch of Acer Aliyun OS Phone Cancelled?

Well, this is awkward. China’s biggest e-commerce firm, Alibaba, was due to launch a new flagship phone for its Aliyun OS, made by Ace...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 8:54 pm
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Acer Launches Aliyun OS Phone as China’s E-Commerce Giant Challenges Android [HANDS-ON]

Today, the mobile OS created by Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce company, is getting its first big-name hardware in the sleek shape...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 2:39 pm
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Let the Smuggling Begin: iPhone 5 Already Priced at $1,500 in China’s Gadget Malls

Combining Tao Te Ching levels of “WTF” and “Meh, I’m not really surprised,” China’s finest smugglers are...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Apple Announces iPhone 5; Here’s What’s New for Asia

Just now, Apple announced its newest smartphone, the iPhone 5. I’m guessing this isn’t coming as a surprise to you. But what doe...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 2:46 am
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Eedoo CT-510 Has Sold “Several Thousand” Units Since April Launch

Although cynical, I am always curious about Eedoo’s CT-510 game console, er home entertainment device, sorry: “living room worko...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Alipay: Payment on Mobile is 60 Seconds Faster Than on PC

At day two of the China Internet Conference, Xu Ji, product engineer director at Alipay, revealed an interesting stat that mobile payment on...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 3:07 pm
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