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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Chinese Pinterest Clone Mogujie Raising C Round at Estimated $200 Million Valuation

Mogujie, China’s Pinterest + ecommerce referral startup, is reportedly raising series C funding at a projected $200 million valuation....

  • August 27, 2012
  • at 12:12 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Oh man. This was a week. Was this ever a week. We had search engine wars, copycats galore, a new design for Sina Weibo, and China’s bi...

  • August 26, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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New Film Chronicles How Jack Ma and Alibaba Beat eBay [TRAILER]

If China’s Alibaba Group IPOs, as many analysts think it will, in a few years’ time, it’ll be the world’s biggest ev...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
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Inside the (Rather Buggy) Sina Weibo v5 Redesign [PICS]

We know that the Twitter-esque Sina Weibo is testing a revamped site design which will make it look, on a user’s profile page, a lot m...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 3:56 pm
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Chinese ‘Developer’ Steals Game Engine, Sells it For Half Price

Recently we’ve been bringing you the saga of Cloudstone, a Western-developed indie game that was totally copied by Chinese “deve...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Lenovo’s Smartphone Sales Up 44 Times in China This Year

The world is going mobile, and Lenovo is going with it even as it is also moving closer to being the world’s biggest maker of desktop ...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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China Mobile to Officially Launch Cloud Service by End of 2012

In a move to modernize its services for the smartphone age, it seems China Mobile will be taking its users — at least those who have s...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Born This Way: China Gets its First Gay Flirting App, Blued

We’ve seen quite a few Chinese location-based apps for lads and ladies to flirt and get together – such as Mix and Momo – ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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Baidu Considering Legal Action Against Qihoo’s 360 Search?

Chinese tech blogs are reporting that Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the nation’s top search engine, is consulting with a legal team over the me...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 11:53 am
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Following the Lead of China’s VIPShop, FClub Gets $30 Million Series B Funding

Despite a fairly sluggish VC funding scene in China this year, the Chinese flash sales site FClub has secured $30 million in series B fundin...

  • August 27, 2012
  • at 11:04 am
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Did Tencent Just Quietly Take Down That Illegally Copied Web Game?

I’ve been following the story of Cloudstone for over a week now. If you haven’t, here’s the short version: Chinese develop...

  • August 25, 2012
  • at 1:30 am
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Baidu Searchers Jet to Skyscanner for Flight Information

Back in January we wrote about how Chinese search engine Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) was integrating more travel features into its ‘Box Comput...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 7:10 pm
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The China R&D Dilemma for Foreign Tech Companies [INTERVIEW]

China is changing the game in international innovation and research and development (R&D). According to Professor Seamus Grimes, a resea...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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CEO Gary Wang Announces Retirement As Tudou Officially Delists

Tudou will officially be delisted from the NASDAQ today. That’s no surprise as we’ve known for a while that its merger with Youk...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 9:49 am
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China Mobile Buys 15% Share in Speech Recognition Company iFlyTek

According to an announcement from speech recognition software company iFlyTek, China Mobile has just purchased fifteen percent of iFlyTek vi...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 12:35 am
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Momo App Receives $40 Million in Funding, Is Alibaba Involved?

We have been covering the Beijing-based flirtatious location-based Momo app for awhile now. And now there’s news from Sina Tech that the s...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 9:39 pm
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It’s War in China

Fun. That’s the one word that I would use to describe the continual online wars in China. The most recent is between Baidu and Qihoo’s n...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Where are China’s Smartphone Users? Mapping Android and iOS Usage

We always enjoy hearing from the folks over at Umeng, who have a plethora of facts and figures from monitoring the mobile wars in China. Its...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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