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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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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Sync or Swim: Android-to-Windows App SnapPea Gets Global Launch

In some people’s eyes, Android has always had a missing link. Or a missing sync. Namely, a desktop-oriented way to manage your phone&#...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Apple Says New iPad Coming to China on July 20

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just announced that its new third generation iPad will be finally coming to China on Friday, July 20. Of course, rea...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 9:17 pm
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Chinese City Invests in Green Car Systems Maker Protean Electric in $84 Million Funding Round

U.S-based clean tech startup, Protean Electric, has closed a $84 million funding round from GSR Ventures, New Times Group, Oak Investment Pa...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 5:10 pm
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Sina Clones Path for New Meyou App, Only For Your Bestest Bestest Buddies

Sina – makers of China’s hit Twitter-esque service Weibo – has got all its developers hitting copy-and-paste, producing a ...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 3:10 pm
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Copying, Executing, Building

This post by Lee Jacobs really caught my attention today. It talks about clone startups who copied ideas from the US and implemented them in...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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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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Report: Tencent Invests in Android ROM Maker, Hints at QQ Smartphone

A China-based angel investor has let slip that Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has invested 50 million RMB (US$7.9 million) in Lewa Tek...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Flips Out, Throws Phone in Economic Observer Interview [UPDATE: Not Really]

This post has been updated, please scroll down to the bottom to see an important update. Lei Jun has always been an outspoken guy, but recen...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Tudou COO Evelyn Wang Resigns

Chinese media is reporting today that according to “inside sources,” Tudou COO Evelyn Wang (no relation to Tudou CEO Gary Wang) ...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 7:10 pm
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China’s Group Buy Market Plummets to 12-Month Lows

New statistics for China’s group buy market show dramatic drops in monthly transaction volume and value. The latter plummeted 23 perce...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 4:10 pm
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China’s SARFT to Censor Original Internet Video, Criminalize Rainbows, Ban All Fun

Grab another drink, everyone, because it sounds like the party is nearly over. SARFT, China’s fun police film censorship bureau is fin...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Chinese media provider Linktone acquires Indonesian online news portal Okezone

Linktone, a Chinese media and entertainment provider, has recently acquired Okezone.com, a Bahasa Indonesian online portal targeted at deliv...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 10:51 am
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