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.


Docomo president Kaoru Kato

Docomo’s Doubles Down on China, Completes Investment in Baidu Joint Venture

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) today announced that it has completed its $22.5 million investment in its joint venture with China’...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 7:08 pm
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Rumor: Skype and China’s TOM No Longer Talking, About to Hang Up

There are rumors in the tech industry in China that Microsoft-owned Skype and its China partner, TOM (HKG:2383), have already effectively en...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 2:10 pm
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Sina to Unveil a Social Web TV Service Today

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is set to expand on the success of its Twitter-esque social media platform Weibo by launching a web TV service later toda...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 11:44 am
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China Blocks Slideshare

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a ruling Party in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dissent-free internet. To th...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 11:34 pm
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Kickstarter Project Plans to Measure Beijing Pollution Using Kite Sensors

Thanks to the folks over at China Digital Times for pointing out this great Kickstarter project that aims to help measure Beijing’s ai...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Xiaomi and MIUI Reach For the Cloud With New MiDrive

Here comes yet another cloud storage service that’s geared towards smartphone users. The Xiaomi-owned MIUI team, which makes the Andro...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 4:38 pm
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China Auction Industry Association Calls Taobao Platform Illegal (But It Probably Isn’t)

Taobao made waves a couple weeks ago when it teamed up with the Zhejiang People’s Court to serve as the platform for an online governm...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Apple Pulls Controversial Chinese Island Defense Game from App Store

We were mildly amused last week to that a Chinese developer had created an iPad game entitled ‘Defend the Diaoyu Islands ,’ a ti...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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No Choice But China

Steven wrote yesterday that Asia has more than 1 billion internet users. That’s huge and that’s largely thanks to China. China has more ...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Xiaomi to Launch in Taiwan Later This Year?

According to a Techweb report quoting “Taiwanese media,” Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has announced that a Xiaomi phone will launch in Tai...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Shanghai’s Games Industry Reports Massive Growth

If you’re planning a gaming startup in China, you could hardly choose a better location than Shanghai. At the opening of the CCG Expo ...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Why Your BlackBerry Isn’t Made in China

Most phones are made in China. But not RIM’s BlackBerry. Look at the flip side and most people will see that it says “Made in Me...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Sina Weibo Backlash Beginning as US Consulate in Shanghai Gets Banished

The official Weibo page of the US Consulate in Shanghai has met its end, today being blocked by Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) with no explanation. Form...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Meituan CEO to Entrepreneurs: Don’t Let Your Money Use You

Meituan CEO Wang Xing certainly seems to know what he’s doing; after all, his company is one of the few that has emerged victorious fr...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Here’s a New Chinese Android Apps Search Engine From Tencent

Looks like Tencent has launched a new Android apps search engine that’s called Haina (pictured above). The search engine allows users to n...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 3:26 pm
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China Unicom Ups 3G Speeds to 42 Mbps, But We Have Our Doubts

China Unicom has been upping its 3G speed right and left recently, adding HSPA+ support that supposedly raised connection speeds to a possib...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 12:04 pm
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Chinese Daily Deals Site: iPhone Users Spend More, Android Owners Are Cheapskates

Chinese daily deals and local reviews site Dianping has compiled stats about its mobile app users for the first time, showing a lot of inter...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Netease Portal Losing Upper Management, Employees Blame Lack of Perks

Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) is a full-fledged tech business these days, but at its core is its portal site that posts everything from useful links...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 6:10 pm
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