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.

How China’s Internet is Going Mobile, and Why That Could Be a Problem

Everyone knows that the internet is getting more mobile. With more handsets in more hands, more and more people across the world are moving ...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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Confirmed: China’s Redbaby Cheats Death, Gets Acquired for Only $66 Million

$66 million is better than a slap in the face – but it’s a hasty and rather desperate exit for Chinese infant supplies e-commerc...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 3:59 pm
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China Has Over a Billion Mobile Phone Users, 192 Million 3G Users

As China continues its relentless march towards total connection and the inevitable borg assimilation that will follow, it’s good to c...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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China’s AutoNavi Responds to Apple Maps Fiasco: Blame TomTom

Since the upgrade to iOS 6 there have been, well, some complaints about Apple’s new Maps app. In fact, the thing has been kind of a di...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 11:30 pm
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Apple’s 2nd Store in Hong Kong Set to Open September 29th

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has confirmed that its second official store in Hong Kong will open on September 29th, which is a Saturday. It comes exa...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 2:37 pm
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Great Timing: As Apple Maps Suck Hard, Baidu Maps App Gets a Major Update

Just as everyone is talking about maps apps – to be precise, the ghost town nature of Apple’s lousy new offering – China&#...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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China This Week

10 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This was a pretty eventful week in the technology world in China, as we saw some interesting developments surrounding big players Baidu and ...

  • September 23, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Gray Market iPhones Already in Beijing, 70% of Hong Kong Phones Go to Mainland

If you ever wondered just how fast China’s iPhone scalpers are, consider this: the iPhone 5 was released on Friday morning in Hong Kon...

  • September 22, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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China’s Broken Train Ticket Site Cost $50 Million

OK, I know I’ve been writing a lot about the Railway Ministry’s upgraded ticket sales site, 12306.cn, but this is just too crazy...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 11:20 pm
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Youku Tudou

Youku Tudou: 310 Million Weekly Unique Viewers, 1.6 Billion Hours of Video Every Month

Unless you have been living in the jungle, by now you should know that Youku (NYSE:YOKU) and Tudou have already merged as…eh…You...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 2:19 am
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Chinese Sex Toys Site Nails Year’s Biggest E-Commerce Funding Round

An obscure Chinese e-commerce site that sells sex toys has caused quite a shock in the industry by securing the biggest funding round for a ...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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360Buy is Developing an Ad Platform

360Buy recently crawled its way out of a price war that started with some Weibo shit-talking and ended with 360Buy getting spanked by the go...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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Innovation Works Watching Television in China, Invests in LeTV

Marbridge Daily is reporting that Innovation Works will be investing in LeTV’s television business, citing the incubator’s found...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 10:32 pm
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Sina Weibo Rolls Out Social QR Codes For All Users

This morning Sina Weibo launched a QR code feature which allows every user to have their own QR code. Once someone scans it, they will be br...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 12:22 pm
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Weibo Reports: Workers at Apple Supplier Foxconn’s Taiyuan Factory Rioting

As of yet, these reports are unconfirmed, but the word on Weibo is that workers at Foxconn (a supplier of Apple and just about every other t...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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baidgoogledu

Baidu and Google’s Long Lost Search Engine Love Child

I was amusing myself last night by looking back at old blog posts from my days in China, and I stumbled across a fun site that I discovered ...

  • September 22, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Apple’s iOS 6 Comes With Sina Weibo Integration, In and Outside of China

We know that Apple’s iOS 6 is integrated with Sina Weibo in China and/or for users with Chinese settings. But we came to realize that ...

  • September 22, 2012
  • at 12:38 am
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Apple iOS 6 Maps

iOS 6 Maps are a Lost Cause for Asia, but Apple Vows to Improve

As an Apple fan myself, I couldn’t wait to get hold of the iPhone 5, which launched in stores in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong today...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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