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.



11 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

The past seven days were a pretty busy week in China from a technology point of view, with news of big investments and acquisitions, some fe...

  • August 12, 2012
  • at 7:05 pm
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China Mobile Donates $2.1 Million to Children with Heart Disease

We write a lot about telecoms like China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), but it’s rare I get to write a story as pleasant as this one: the company ...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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China’s Yelp-like Dianping Secures Over $60 Million in Funding

The Chinese Yelp-like site Dianping has once again hit the jackpot, pulling in, it has announced, “over $60 million” in series D...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 5:54 pm
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China’s ‘Kidney for iPad’ Trial Opens, 5 Facing Prison Terms

Remember that dismal story of the young Chinese man who sold his kidney to buy an iPad last year? Justice is now close to being served, with...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 12:38 pm
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China Mobile Changes Shape, Separate Internet Company Coming Later This Year

In the era of former CEO Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile was organized according to Wang’s “One China Mobile” policy. The mass...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 1:30 am
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Fearing Megaupload’s Fate, One Chinese File Storage Site Changes Track

Perhaps fearing reaching the same fate as Megaupload, whose founder is now facing deportation and a trial in the US over alleged piracy, the...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 9:02 pm
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Baidu Maps Launches on Windows Phone With a Killer Feature

Although Microsoft’s Windows Phone (WP) mobile OS seems to be only having modest success in China and around the globe, it has nonethe...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 1:33 pm
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Startup Ivali Makes an Easy-to-use Linux-Based OS for the Chinese Market

I’m not a big Linux user, so I was surprised and impressed when I stumbled across StartOS today, the first Linux-based operating syste...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Niko Partners: Revenue for Chinese Browser-Based Games Will Grow 41% This Year

Browser-based casual (and hardcore) gaming is big in China, and it’s only growing. Research firm Niko partners says revenue for browse...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Bu Yi Hopes the One-T-Shirt-Per-Day Formula Will Work in China

The idea of starting an e-commerce site that just sells one thing a day isn’t exactly new. Nor is the idea of making that thing a t-sh...

  • August 11, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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China E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Now Bigger than Baidu, Reveals New Financials

China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, which runs sites like Taobao and Tmall, has revealed in a filing to the US SEC (see...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 8:20 pm
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China’s Huawei Mixes Messages for Home and Abroad

Stephan is a Beijing-based graduate of Oberlin College doing translation and communications consulting work for non-profits and technology s...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Renren and Facebook Both Post Net Losses: Does This Spell Trouble for Social Media?

Facebook’s post-IPO doldrums have been the talk of the town in international tech circles, and the company’s posting a net loss ...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 5:46 am
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Sina Exec: ‘We’re Frightened By Shift to Mobile Internet’

Sina’s Weibo microblogging service is a huge hit that, along with Tencent Weibo, has changed the way China’s internet works. But...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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China’s E-Commerce King Now Top in Daily Deals Too [CHARTS]

New market share stats for China’s fragmented daily deals market in 2012 Q2 in China show the strongest sites consolidating their lead...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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China’s Mobile Phone Exports to US Way Up, Exports to Africa Way Down

China makes an awful lot of mobile phones. Most of those phones are exported and sold elsewhere. So who is China’s biggest mobile cust...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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No Crysis for Crytek as it Opens Shanghai Studio

The German games studio Crytek, makers of the CryEngine that powers its online titles like Crysis and Warface, is setting up a new studio in...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 10:59 pm
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Renren Has 45 Million Monthly Active Users, Eyes on Mobile

Renren (NYSE:RENN), the Chinese Facebook-ish social network, has released its unaudited second quarter 2012 financial results. In short, bot...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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