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.


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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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Taobao Marches To Taiwan and Hong Kong For Expansion

Alibaba-owned Taobao.com, China’s largest C2C online marketplace, began expanding to Hong Kong and Taiwan early this year, Tech in Asi...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Success in 7 Chinese Characters

The China Internet Conference (Day 2) kicked off in Beijing this morning with Lei Jun, the founder and boss of Xiaomi, the upstart phone-mak...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 10:38 am
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China’s First Microblog-Themed TV Show Debuts

How do you know when weibo — the Chinese word for microblog — has truly become a cultural phenomenon? When it gets its own TV dr...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Qihoo 360 Search Launching Open Platform, Ready to Use Google Ads

Yes, it’s Zhou Hongyi again. But there isn’t any war of words this time round. Earlier today at the China Internet Conference, the Q...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Alibaba: Investing $150+ Million a Year in Mobile OS to Beat Android, iOS

China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba, launched its Aliyun mobile OS back in July of last year, bringing an entirely new mobile ...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 3:06 pm
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China’s Online Alcohol Sales to Reach $2 Billion in 2014, Might Need to Buy Some Stomach Pumps Too

Well, that’s a lot of booze. Chinese consumers are expected to buy 13 billion RMB – a full $2 billion – in wines, beers, a...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 12:33 pm
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China’s MIIT Head Says 4G Not Coming Soon to China

Every day it seems like there’s conflicting news about when 4G is coming to China. China Mobile’s 4G TD-LTE network is clearly m...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 7:00 am
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Users Get to Decide Search Ranking on Qihoo’s 360 Search

China’s search engine war continues. As Baidu opts to stay silent in this battle, the new entrant to the search market, Qihoo’s (NYSE:QI...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 11:20 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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11-Year Prison Term Stirs Fear Among China’s E-Commerce Secret Smugglers

The recent 11-year jail term handed down to a merchant on Taobao, China’s biggest consumer-to-consumer online marketplace, has raised ...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zhou Hongyi: I Pledge to Pony Ma and Mao Zedong, Qihoo Won’t Do Instant Messaging

Qihoo 360 is a company that makes a lot of people uncomfortable, in no small part because it has a reputation as ‘gangsterish’ t...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 7:00 am
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Canalys: China to Own Almost 50% of Smartphones in Asia Pacific by 2016

The latest report from analysts Canalys says that China is going to own almost 50 percent of the 594 million smartphones that are shipped in...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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Qihoo 360′s CEO Zhou Hongyi: Startups Should Build to Disrupt

The outspoken Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) CEO, Zhou Hongyi, has been taking part in a panel at the China Internet Conference here in Beijing this ...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 4:20 pm
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China’s WeChat Hits 200 Million Users, Generates 700 Million LBS Activities Each Day

Over at the China Internet Conference earlier today, Pony Ma, CEO and co-founder of Tencent (HKG:0700) took to the stage to talk about all t...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 12:53 pm
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Mobile Commerce in China Hits $1.8 Billion in Sales This Quarter

Yes, 95.7 percent of China’s e-commerce sales are made from PCs, but the number made on mobiles is growing fast. For 2012 Q2, iResearc...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Mitfahrenchina is a Horribly-Named, Buggy Carpool Service in China

Lord knows China has traffic problems. Getting from point A to point B can be a nightmare in almost any Chinese city if you try it at the wr...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 2:30 am
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China Mobile Hasn’t Talked About Getting the iPhone 5; No iPhones Until 2014

Apple’s new iPhone should be announced this Wednesday. The phone will likely support 4G TD-LTE networks, which means that it could wor...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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