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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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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Xiaomi Mi2 Begins Production Run Soon for 16GB and 32GB Models

The wait is getting shorter! And yes, I’m referring to the upcoming release of China’s hottest homegrown smartphone, the Xiaomi ...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 4:04 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to Entrepreneurs: Listen To Yourself, Not Economists

Besides sharing Alibaba’s sneak peek into the future of e-commerce in China, Jack Ma’s keynote at AliFest 2012 was also largely ...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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8 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week’s action centered around social media, e-commerce, and US-listed Chinese tech stocks. 1. Baidu Mobile Browser gets relaunched, r...

  • September 9, 2012
  • at 3:38 pm
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Alibaba: E-commerce Changes Lives in China, Talks About Social, Data, and the Future

Prof Zeng Ming, Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, shared some of his thoughts on how e-commerce has changed lives in China and also busine...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 3:53 pm
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9ask is a Chinese Free Expert Answers Service That Looks Promising, But Needs Work

Sometimes, you just have to talk to an expert. But not everyone knows one, and some kinds of experts — especially lawyers — can ...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 7:19 am
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How Not to Get Copied by China: 2 Important Tips for International Developers

Recently, I’ve written about two cases of very blatant IP theft in China; the copy-pasting of an indie game onto Tencent platforms and...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 12:51 am
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Not Just For Clothes and Kittens: One Chinese Pinboard Clone Looks Into Home Decoration

Have you had those times when finding an idea or inspiration for your home renovation was such a pain? Searching for designs online is defin...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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China’s Taobao Agrees with US Movie Studios to Better Tackle Piracy

Back in December of last year, we reported that China’s top online storefront, Taobao.com, was still blacklisted on an official US dir...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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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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China’s Advertising Sweet Spot: Online Video and the Rising Middle Class

China’s online consumers are predominantly young – mostly under 30. Over time, as the population ages, so will the country’s online us...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Jack Ma Explains 3 Key Things in Alibaba’s Future

As Jack Ma walks up, the crowd here at its AliFest 2012 event cheered, clapped, and screamed. It was a great atmosphere which felt warm, and...

  • September 9, 2012
  • at 7:07 pm
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Alibaba Slams Online Shopping Rival 360Buy: “Our Competition is Over”

“Our competition with 360Buy is over. […] They’re struggling.” So said Alibaba’s Zeng Ming in a talk with medi...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Innovation Works: Now Incubating 50 Startups, Worth $600+ Million in Total

This month marks the third-year anniversary of Innovation Works, the startup incubator founded and run by the former head of Google China, K...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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Victor Koo: Youku-Tudou Merger Will Show Results in the Long-Term

Youku-Tudou (hereafter, we’ll just call it Youku) has kept things pretty quiet since the merger went official and former Tudou CEO Gar...

  • September 8, 2012
  • at 2:48 am
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Tmall vs 360Buy: Suppliers Need to Pick One, and They Better Pick Right

It looks like a new China internet war is brewing. And this time the headlines revolve around B2C e-commerce powerhouse, Tmall and 360buy &#...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 10:59 pm
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One Tap Hero: A Chinese Dev Studio’s Exciting Experiment in One Tap Gameplay

Here’s a surprisingly fun iOS game from the folks at Chinese game development studio Coconut Island. It’s called One Tap Hero. I...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent Registers Thousands of User Domains in Preparation for CNNIC Partnership

A couple days ago I wrote about Tencent’s surprise partnership with CNNIC to offer QQ users their own unique domain URLs. Yesterday, T...

  • September 7, 2012
  • at 9:47 am
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