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.

Rumor: China Mobile Doesn’t Want to Be the Only 4G TD-LTE Network in China

China Mobile has had a rough time in China’s 3G era. The company’s TD-SCDMA network has gone nowhere, and allowed competitors Ch...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Li Ming Yuan, Baidu's Mobile and Cloud Business General Manager

APIs and Free Services: Baidu Gets Cozy With Developers

A busy day for the folks behind China’s most-used search engine. Baidu re-launched its mobile browser earlier today at its Baidu World eve...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Baidu Maps Gets 8-Bit 3D Views, Makes Real Life Feel Like Sim City [UPDATED]

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), is hosting its annual Baidu World event today, so new features are being dished ou...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 2:36 pm
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20 Popular Online Shopping Sites in China

E-commerce is a massive industry in China. This sector presently generates revenue close to 2 trillion RMB ($315 billion) and there are plan...

  • September 3, 2012
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Amid Intense Chinese Search Engine Wars, Qihoo 360 Purchases New Office Space for $218M

In the middle of the heated search war in China, Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) splashed its budget on office space, probably to increase headcount ...

  • September 1, 2012
  • at 6:15 pm
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Sohu CTO Calls His Boss “Really F*cking Stupid,” Says Sohu Should Stay Out of Search War

Late yesterday, we reported that Sohu CEO Charles Zhang wants into the Baidu vs. Qihoo 360 search battle. He wrote on his Sohu weibo that So...

  • September 1, 2012
  • at 2:46 am
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Not To Be Left Out, Sogou Says: We Have To Take Part in This Search War

Ah… the search drama in China continues. Sogou’s CEO Zhang Chao Yang finally speaks, or rather, weibo-ed. On his Sohu Weibo toda...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 9:11 pm
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China to Pass US in Smartphone Shipments; India and Brazil Next In Line

The latest report from research firm IDC yesterday showed that in contrast to its March’s report, China will surpass the United States...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 3:08 pm
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Kai-Fu Lee and Citron Continue to Duke It Out Over Soft Seller’s Ethics and Inaccuracies

The former Google China boss Kai-Fu Lee made a stand against short sellers Citron Research earlier this week – and now the two parties...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 11:35 am
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FluentFlix Wants to Take You to the Movies So You Can Learn Chinese

Online education is a fast-growing sector, and given China’s swift economic growth, a lot of people are interested in studying Chinese...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Sina Weibo Testing New Ad Product Targeting Brands’ Fans

Sina Weibo’s advertising department has just announced on Weibo that it is currently testing a new ad product, called “Fans Head...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 6:01 pm
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Baidu Mobile Browser Gets Relaunched, Revamped, Aims to be China’s Number 1 [PICS]

Today at Baidu World, CEO and co-founder of Chinese search giant Baidu, Robin Li, announced a hugely revamped version of its mobile browser,...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 11:10 am
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China Search Wars Round-up, Plus 5 Must-Read Tech Stories From This Week

Our China tech coverage this week was pretty much dominated by the news surrounding Qihoo 360’s (NYSE:QIHU) impact on the Chinese sear...

  • September 2, 2012
  • at 8:28 pm
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IDC: China Will Become 1/4 of the World’s Smartphone Market This Year

Yesterday global market intelligence firm IDC announced that by the end of 2012, China will be the market for more than one-quarter of the w...

  • September 1, 2012
  • at 8:56 am
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Vancl Lays Off Rufengda Delivery Staff, Pulls Service from Most Cities Nationwide

Rumors of cuts at Vancl have been swirling for a while now, but until yesterday, the company had denied them. Now, after Sina Tech published...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 11:52 pm
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Baidu Still Pushing Its Mobile OS, Today Launches on 3rd Phone

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is pushing forward its mobile OS even more with the launch today of a new phone car...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 4:35 pm
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The New Face of 360 Search, China’s Most Controversial Search Engine

Qihoo’s 360 Search has sure kicked up a storm since its debut a couple weeks ago. Now it is moving from what was apparently its tempor...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 1:07 pm
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Learning More About Ivali, StartOS, and Linux for the Chinese User [INTERVIEW]

A few weeks ago, I wrote about an interesting new startup called Ivali. The company makes StartOS, a Linux-based operating system targeted a...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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